Injection Molding is an effective means of production for a variety of companies. Large organizations utilize it for its efficient cost-per-piece value that comes from their large quantity production jobs. Small to medium size companies benefit as well from the high-quality molds that are used to produce detailed and durable finished products.
Not every injection molding company is made the same, however. So it is important to find the right molding partner based on your production needs, including the design of your product and the goals of your company or industry. You can save yourself a lot of trouble from the beginning by taking the time to consider what is important to you.
Here are just a few of the benefits that come from choosing the right molding partner to work with:
Cost of Materials
A manufacturer that values you as a client and understands your needs will work to help you meet your production goals. That usually means helping you choose the cost-friendly materials that are still appropriate for the purpose of the product. There are decisions all along the way when it comes to selecting the right materials for your project.
A good manufacturing partner will tell you the options and let you know that you can save some money with aluminum and still meet your production needs. This also applies when selecting a resin material for the injection process. Find a molding partner that will help you save some money without compromising your design goals.
Along with the knowledge of the injection process, it is important to partner with a manufacturer that is reliable beyond question. A quick and easy means of confirming the quality of service offered is for certain certifications. The International Standard for Organization (ISO) is an optional certification, and quite difficult to obtain, for manufacturers that strive for the highest quality of service and quality.
Ideally, a molding partner would be able to help you with more than just molding. Services like 3D printing allow for early prototypes to be made which can provide valuable feedback in the design process. Other services such as assembly and fulfillment make it so you don’t need to source those services out to a third or even fourth party. If you are switching partners there are even those that offer mold transfer and moving services to ensure the safe arrival of your valuable injection mold.