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
Cost vs. benefit is the crux of every business decision, and determining where to purchase an injection mold is no exception. The allure of cheap labor can be a strong selling point for offshoring mold production. However, the risks of offshoring can often far outweigh the benefits of an inexpensive mold, which can end up costing you more in the long haul. Let’s review the dangers of using an offshore mold maker and why it’s more lucrative to manufacture locally.[Read more…] about The Dangers of Using an Offshore Mold Maker
When you entrust your injection molding production to a manufacturer, you’re entering a partnership. Justifiably, you want your manufacturing vendor to consistently meet your expectations, provide timely output, and add value to your projects. However, if you’ve found yourself in a lopsided partnership that has eroded your confidence in them – through poor-quality part production, unfulfilled orders, or other unsavory activities – it’s time you seek a business elsewhere. But first, you need to know what to look for in injection molding manufacturers.[Read more…] about 4 Things to Look for in Injection Molding Manufacturers
There are many manufacturers that can make parts for your product. While we’re of course partial to injection molding, regardless of the process and the company, there are some key things that any manufacturer should have. One of those is certification – certification in whatever process they use, quality control, material sourcing, etc. In this post we’ll look at the types and specific certifications and standards you should look for when working with a manufacturer.[Read more…] about What Certifications Should Your Manufacturer Have?
When it comes to manufacturing plastic injection molds overseas or domestically, we’re familiar with both sides. As mold designers, mold makers, and mold manufacturers, we work with clients at each stage – including taking a mold we’ve designed and
Whether this is your first product or your fortieth, if you’re not currently using plastic injection molding, you’re missing out on some great manufacturing options. Regardless of if your concerns are part accuracy, using plastics instead of metals, or if it’s really the most cost-effective option for your needs, we think this top ten list will help convince you to revisit using plastic injection molding for your product.[Read more…] about Top 10 Reasons to Use Plastic Injection Molding for Your Product