Here’s what our customers can expect on the journey from a part review to full production.
PHASE ONE: New Product Review
The first phase is a design of the part you want to make. You’ll need a completed 3D design and an intimate understanding of what you are creating. It’s key that we start with a review of the product’s design to ensure that it is a project which is correctly suited for plastic injection molding. In addition to giving us vital information for quoting purposes, the new product review will also give us an opportunity to provide important feedback to the designer on potential inefficiencies or weaknesses.
PHASE TWO: Quoting Process
After reviewing the product, we will be able to quote the cost of creating a tool and producing the parts. A quote will be issued for review by the designer.
PHASE THREE: Receipt of Purchase Order / Review
Once we receive a purchase order, there will be a review of the purchase order and contract by both parties before the final agreement is signed. It is very important that the purchase order and contractual agreement are reviewed in detail by both parties.
PHASE FOUR: Tool Design and Build
The fourth phase is the design and creation of the of tool. Once the tool is built, it must go through a rigorous validation process. Once that is complete, the part must pass an equally strenuous validation process. Finally, we will develop quality procedures to ensure the level of excellence is maintained. Each part will have it’s own unique quality procedures designed for it’s specifications.
PHASE FIVE: Production
Finally, production can begin to fulfill the purchase order. From that point on, the tool will be stored and maintained by Midstate Mold.