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Low-volume Production with Injection Molding

Reduce part costs and create supply chain flexibility with an on-demand manufacturing tool

We have two injection molding service options—prototyping and on-demand manufacturing—and each offers its own benefits depending on your project needs. If part quantities are lower, an affordable entry point for tooling is important, and rapid development over a short period of time is critical, our prototyping option works great.

 

On-demand Manufacturing Tool for Molding

Compare to
prototyping 


MOLD PRICE Higher than prototyping tool
PART PRICE Lower than prototyping tool
MOLD CAVITIES Single and multi-cavity
GUARANTEED MOLD LIFE Unlimited
MOLD STORAGE Stored for 3 years of inactivity
QUALITY DOCUMENTATION Basic inspection reports included; enhanced inspection reports available upon request
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • Aluminum molds
  • Standard lead time of 15 days or less
  • Tolerances of +/-0.003 in. plus resin tolerance (in./in.)
  • Set-up fees apply to each run

Why Use an On-demand Manufacturing Tool?

Low-volume Runs

  • Validate part design, assembly processes, and market demand with pilot runs prior to mass production.
  • Manage inventory overhead with production of parts only when demand dictates.
  • Use as the primary production method for products with annual sales volumes of a few thousand units.

Bridge Tooling

  • Implement cost-effective aluminum tooling before committing to a capital expense with steel tooling.
  • Minimize the “cost of waiting” for a steel tool—and get to market quicker.

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Optimizing Supply Chain

  • Minimize down time and reduce the risk of stock-outs when large-scale production tools are being repaired.
  • Mitigate the risk of domestic and global shipping delays by having a reliable, on-demand supplier of low-volume parts.
  • Manage increases in demand volatility without going on back-order.

Reduce Production Costs

  • Unlock new market opportunities with cost-effective production of low-volume, end-use parts
  • Procure parts on demand, without any Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) requirements
  • Lower inventory costs and warehousing expenses with on-demand sourcing.



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