The increasingly competitive global workforce has challenged every industry. However, with new advancements in automation, machinery, and material handling, along with the innovative process known as Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), plastic injection molders in the United States have been able to match overseas pricing. Not only that, but local manufacturers are even outpacing the competition in part design, execution, and lead times. Let’s discuss how manufacturers are exceeding their customers’ expectations by integrating QRM in plastic injection molding.[Read more…] about Quick Response Manufacturing: QRM in Plastic Injection Molding
How to Calculate Your Plastic Injection Molding Project Lead Time
Lead time is a significant factor in any type of manufacturing. It’s important for companies relying on plastic injection molding to calculate the time allotted from a project’s conception to its completion, so they can estimate when they can release their product to market. Seeing as there are several details that factor into injection molding lead times, such as the design and complexity of a mold, there is no one answer to how long a project will take. Since it can prove a difficult task, let’s review how you can calculate your plastic injection molding project lead time.[Read more…] about How to Calculate Your Plastic Injection Molding Project Lead Time
The Benefits of Entrusting Your Injection Molding to a Turnkey Manufacturer
It’s easy to bake a cake when all the cooking instruments and ingredients are conveniently located in the kitchen. Turnkey services operate in the same way, in that all aspects of an injection molding project are overseen by the same company from beginning to end. They handle all phases of the injection molding process, from the initial design all the way to the shipping of the final product. It’s ideal for protecting yourself from mishaps resulting from middlemen. However, the benefits of entrusting your injection molding to a turnkey manufacturer are even more widespread than that.[Read more…] about The Benefits of Entrusting Your Injection Molding to a Turnkey Manufacturer
Multi-Cavity Molds vs. Family Molds: Which Best Serves Your Needs?
The process of injection molding involves plastic being inserted into a hollow mold cavity. The finalized product takes on the shape of the desired part. However, what if your project requires multiple plastic parts? Designing and building several molds is expensive and time-consuming, which is where multi-cavity molds and family molds come into play. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between the two and how to determine the best option for your needs.[Read more…] about Multi-Cavity Molds vs. Family Molds: Which Best Serves Your Needs?