Tips On How To Keep Plastic Injection Molding Competitive For Your Business

Cost Effective Manufacturing

Plastic injection molding is one of the most cost effective ways, if not the most cost effective way, to manufacture parts. However there are some factors to consider when you decide whether plastic injection molding in Ontario is a competitive option for you.

Here Are Some Overarching Factors To Review When Considering Plastic Injection Molding In Ontario:


The adage “time is money” has been true since recorded history. So considering the time it will take to complete an injection molding run is crucial. An injection molding job can run from 4 to 12 weeks, this doesn’t include tooling, shipping and any problems you may run into. You also need to factor in time for communication and the designing of your mold. Plus, you need to factor in shipping and any possible unforeseen delays. You want to make sure that you’ve accounted for situations that may delay the normal course of your project, so you’re not caught with an eager customer and no products or parts. Also keep in mind that your first run is always slower than subsequent runs, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

2. Volume

Depending on what kind of company you are and what you make will determine whether plastic injection molding in Ontario is a good choice for you. If you produce 1000 parts per individual contract or you produce 1000 or more of the same parts annually, injection molding may be the right method for you. This is because, once the mold is built, it can continue to produce a specific mold hundreds of thousands of times, depending on the type and class of the mold. Quick, efficient and seamless tooling can equal big ROI in the long run.

3. Materials

The invention of plastic was a game changer for the modern world. It saved time, money and even lives. It allows for individual sterilized items or parts and many plastic composites are as strong and more durable than conventional building materials. But plastic isn’t the right material for every manufacturing job. Before you commit to plastic injection molding in Ontario, make sure plastic works for that particular part.

4. Costs

Budget is always a factor in any manufacturing job. And there may be some costs that initially concern you. Tooling your mold is a big expense, probably the biggest. The materials the mold is built with, the materials the mold is built for and number of cavities influence the price of the tooling. But tooling is, fortunately, a one-time fee. Once again, depending on the mold type and class, your newly tooled mold could produce 1000 to 100,000 or more!

Baytech, The Plastic Manufacturer You Can Trust

Baytech Plastics is an innovator of plastic injection molding; from design, tooling and manufacturing to distribution. We are the trusted name in plastic injection molding in notation, because we keep our clients current and competitive. Contact us for more information on how we can earn your trust and give you that competitive edge.