For many businesses, looking for a parts manufacturing vendor happens late into the design process, often after you’re deep into the design phase. This has its advantages, as the scope of the product has already been figured out and having a CAD or physical prototype allows for quicker mold design. However, it’s not usually the right decision when it comes to the end product. Work with your vendor early in the design process, even before prototype development, can result in a product that’s easier and less costly to manufacture, with fewer mold design and injection molding production problems.[Read more…] about Design for Manufacturing: Working Early with Vendors
Should You Choose Plastic Injection Molding or Spin Casting?
When it comes to producing your plastic parts, you’ve got several manufacturing processes to pick from. While we will always point to the advantages of injection molding, it’s important to understand the alternatives and which niche in the market they fill. Today we’re looking at spin casting and contrasting it to injection molding. Which is the best for you? It all depends on your needs and the scale of your project. [Read more…] about Should You Choose Plastic Injection Molding or Spin Casting?