Price thermoform mold
This company in the Netherlands designed a tool that lets you calculate the cost of a thermoform mould.
The price of the mould is by far the most requested information and you can now calculate it yourself.
Please note: this tool is not builded for calculating injection molds.
The material used for molds is normally aluminium or polyurethane. Depending on the material that needs to be thermoformed and the number of products that need to be produced the toolmaker will advice one of these materials.
Generally speaking aluminium will be used for high volume products such as packaging trays or for polycarbonate products because this material needs to be heated to extremely high temperatures.
Polyurethane is often used for thermoforming PS, ABS, PVC, PET. When shapes are to fragile aluminium is the best choice.