When looking to work with an injection molding manufacturer, quality control is a process that ensures customers receive quality products. A customer’s biggest fear is to have a manufacturer create their product by the thousands and then there happens to be a massive recall from a defect that could have been avoided. At Midstate, we have quality control procedures in place from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process that will meet or exceed our customer’s requirements.
Quality assurance streamlines production and helps to ensure that the final products meet the company’s standards—it guarantees that the processes used to design, test, improve and produce products are done in the correct manner. Being ISO 9001:2015 certified helps manage and improve many of our processes such as:
- Purchasing third-party components and sub-assemblies
- Acquiring raw materials (i.e. plastics)
- Designing/implementing inspection procedures
- Fulfilling production processes
- Troubleshooting defects
Manufacturer’s with quality control procedures in place are far less likely to face product recalls or place customers at risk for poorly made products.
Working with a Wide Array of Plastics
At Midstate, our expertise is working with thermoplastics. Within this category of polymers, there are more than 15 types of thermoplastics that have their own genetic makeup. Each one has their own list of advantages and disadvantages depending on the final produced product and what type of molding process is being used. Our experts know which thermoplastics are best to use considering their:
- Melting points
- Impact resistance
- Chemical resistance
The list is very extensive, but it is incredibly important as a manufacturer to know what material should be used depending on what the finished product will be. For example, some raw plastic materials once heated and formed are not safe to use to store foods because it will leak chemicals and cause contamination.
Working in High Precision Fields
If you need a manufacturer that you know will create exceptional products and need to have a respected reputation, look for one that works within reputable markets. Our markets include the medical, industrial, life sciences, and electronics field—with medical and electronics being our leading fields.
These fields require absolute certainty and consistency because of their high importance. At Midstate, we incorporate traceability into all aspects of manufacturing execution technology. If a manufacturer is, for example, involved in the medical sector, they must adopt a method of tracking devices in case there happens to be failure of the product. To learn more about Midstate’s concept of traceability, read our blog The Importance of Traceability For Medical Parts.
Onsite Tool Design and Repair
Some manufacturing companies do not offer mold maintenance in their shops. If you find one that offers it, it is a great advantage for you. Onsite shops, like Midstate, allow maintenance and repairs to the molds as needed. This contributes heavily to our ability to keep production at the expected rate. Performing frequent checks on molds before and after use ensures they are ready to operate faultlessly.
When looking for the right manufacturer to help begin the production of your design, make sure you look at their certifications, know they are experts in their field, and have added benefits that will guarantee they care about your product. Know that at Midstate, you are working with trusted and reliable experts every step of the way from design to final molded part. Why keep waiting? Contact us today.