Injection molding broker

From idea to
finished product

Maes Insights helps you get to your finished product smoothly. With years of experience in injection molding. From a 100+ well known companies Maes Insights delivers the perfect match in product designers, material suppliers, mold manufacturers and production facilities specifically for your product.

Our Business

Guiding your injection molding process



Feasibility check & Material research



Design, Prototype & CAD modeling

Verification & Validation

Verification & Validation

Testing & Measuring



Moulds & Tooling



1K, 2K & Cleanroom



Additional services, Product quality & Finish

Feasability check & Material research


Consider mechanical loads, aesthetics, and machinability when selecting a plastic. It’s important to identify friction and wear requirements, operating temperature ranges, and outdoor or chemical exposure.

Together with Maes insights your guaranteed to find the type of plastic your looking for.

Click on the dots below to get an idea of al the plastic features to think about.


Plastics that require repeated steam sterilization such as polysulfone, Ultem®, PPSU, and PEEK.

Easy to Weld

HDPE, PP, PVC, and PVDF sheet are often assembled into tanks and benches via thermoplastic welding processes.

Easy to Bond

Plastic materials and compatible adhesives that are engineered to create strong bonds.


Architectural grades of acrylic and polycarbonate sheet, and SentryGlas® are ideal choices for many glazing applications.

Easy to Fabricate

Plastic materials that are easy to shape using saws, routers, and other fabrication techniques.

Good Chemical Resistance

Plastics such as PVDF and PPS have outstanding chemical resistance and are widely used in chemical processing applications.

Easy to Machine

Certain plastics have outstanding machining characteristics allowing for tight tolerances and excellent surface finish.

Good Dimensional Stability

Plastics for tight tolerance applications include those with low CTEs and low moisture absorption.

Easy to Thermoform

Many plastic sheet materials can be thermoformed. Some plastics such as ABS have excellent thermoforming characteristics.

Good Electrical Insulation

Some plastics (such as phenolic, Ultem®, PEEK) have high dielectric strength and are widely used for electrical applications.

Good for Bearings

A number of different plastic materials including UHMW, Nylon, and Vespel® can be used for friction and wear applications.

High Temperature

Some plastics offer options to resist thermal degradation while maintaining sufficient strength at elevated temperatures.

Good for Friction and Wear

Plastics such as Nylon and Acetal have outstanding wear characteristics. Wear performance can be enhanced with additives.

Hydrolysis Resistant

PSU and PEEK resist hydrolysis and perform well in applications where hot water and steam resistance are required.

Good Weathering

Plastics materials such as acrylic and PVDF have good resistance to weathering and are suitable for outdoor applications.

Impact Resistant

ABS and polycarbonate are extremely tough and are often used for applications where impact resistance is required.

Heat Sealing

PTFE tapes are used to line the contact surfaces of plastic heat sealing equipment to allow for aesthetically pleasing seals.

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Rigid plastic sheet materials, flexible materials, foams, and transfer papers for orthotic and prosthetic applications.

High Purity

Plastics such as PEEK and PFA are often used for high purity applications where it’s important to prevent contamination.


A number of different technologies are used to manufacture prototypes including machining, casting, and stereolithography.


Plastics used for seals must be soft enough to conform to mating surfaces and have good creep resistance to prevent leaks.

Stain Resistance

PEEK and PET have exceptional stain resistance and are widely used in food processing and pharmaceutical equipment.

Strong and Stiff

Advanced engineering plastics have outstanding strength and stiffness, which makes them good choices for many applications.

Design, Protoype & CAD modeling


The right engineers use 2D dimensional drawings and the technical specifications to design a 3D model of your product. The aim is to minimize the number of parts and quantity of raw materials and achieve the best product design for the required application. During the injection test period we optimize your mold and validate the products. We jointly release the final product for production. First Time Right is key to all our steps.

Swiftly and efficiently from design to problem-free production.

Testing & Measuring

Verification & Validation

Process Validation  is “The collection and evaluation of data, from the process design stage throughout production, which establishes scientific evidence that a process is capable of consistently delivering quality products.”

Why Validate?
  • To ensure that the design, process, and products are created in a manner to prevent loss of life and harm.
  • To produce safe parts for their intended use.
  • To reduce part rejection rates.
  • To ensure that the part meets the application requirements, specification, and regulatory obligation.
  • To prevent part failures in the field.

Moulds & Tooling


In many cases, the mold is the most expensive piece of equipment used in an injection molding process. This is due to the complexity of the mold’s design, which requires precise characteristics and manufacturing methods to assemble a functional unit.

For instance, if you wanted 1,000 washers per year, we would recommend a single cavity mold, meaning it makes one washer per machine cycle. In that case, the mold would probably be $1,000-2,000.

However, needing 100,000 Remote Controllers every month is a different story. For this requirement, you would build a 12 cavity hardened “family” mold which would make four Fronts, four Backs, and four Button Trees every cycle. For this type of mold you’d better have $60-$80,000 or more to invest.

1K, 2K & Cleanroom


There some things you need to take in consideration looking for the right plastic parts manufacturer.

Form: Depending on the geometry of a design, manufacturing options may be limited, or they may require significant design for manufacturing (DFM) optimization to make them economical to produce.

Volume/cost: Some manufacturing processes have high front costs for tooling and setup, but produce parts that are inexpensive on a per-part basis. In contrast, low volume manufacturing processes have low startup costs, but due to slower cycle times, less automation, and manual labor, cost per part remains constant or decreases only marginally when volume increases.

Lead time: Some processes create first parts within 24 hours, while tooling and setup for certain high volume production processes takes months.

Material: The optimal material for a given application is determined by a number of factors. Cost must be balanced against functional and aesthetic requirements. Consider the ideal characteristics for your specific application and contrast them with the available choices in a given manufacturing processes.

Additional services, Product quality & Finish


Automated Assembly

If you need a large volume of products assembled, it may be a good option to create an automated assembly process that doesn’t need human involvement directly.  Automation is an option that pays for itself over time and adds value through machine interaction.  Automation can include part movement between work stations, fastening, welding, and kitting.

Semi-Automated Assembly

If you don’t have a large volume or product, or need a minimum amount of human work competed, a semi-automated assembly process may be the right choice.  Semi-automated may offer a balance between lower volume workflow and cost impact to the final product.

Manual Assembly

Some products may only require a small volume at a specific frequency, or have intricate details that can’t be done with a simple machine.  In those cases, we have world-class technicians that can manually assemble your product to your exact specifications.  This method offers low cost investment with high quality results.

Our clients

About our services

Maes Insights empowers the plastics industry through our independent, state of the art expertise of all there is to know about plastics, engineering processes and management in the plastics industry.

We’ve now been working with Maes Insights for three years, always with great results. Maes Insights is expert, loyal, pleasant and determined. A strong set of USPs!

“Supported by Maes, we are able to take huge steps forwards. We progress steadily and obtained control of product failure.”

“The developments in the plastics industry progress rapidly. Maes Insights keeps you posted.”

Building on many years of experience, we’ll use our practical insights to optimize your product development and business processes, boosting your efficiency and your team’s results.


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