Sourcing the Right Partner to Manufacture Your Products
Is your company trying to develop, design or produce an injection molded part or component? Do you know what to identify when you’re looking for contract plastics design and engineering services? Choosing a customer-focused company is key, but here are some other factors to consider when choosing an injection molding manufacturer.
Here’s a helpful list to give you some insight on what to look for when you need contract plastics design and engineering services.
Before Launching Your Product You Should:
1. Consider Physical Properties Of Your Part
Consider the physical properties of your part, based on what your part is being used for. Think about the degree of stiffness, the caliber of strength or whether your part houses electrical components. If your part does house electrical components, does it need to be flame retardant? Should it be scratch, wear and impact resistant? Is this a metal to plastic conversion?
2. Consider What Conditions (Natural Or Otherwise) Your Part Will Face
Will your part need to be chemical resistant? Does your part need to be protected against cracking and degradation? Will your part be subject to humidity? Think about the conditions your part needs to endure and choose the resin or plastic that will protect against those conditions.
3. Know What Your Part Should Look Like
Is there a certain finish or color your part needs? Does your part need to be a certain shape? Make sure your part is designed to look and perform the way you need it to, but also designed to release from the mold effectively and smoothly. Your injection molding manufacturer will be able to assist you with this.
4. Determine Which Regulatory Agencies You Need To Comply With
Depending on your country of origin and your manufacturer’s country of origin, you will need to familiarize yourself with the relevant regulatory agencies. Your injection molding company should be able to help you follow the appropriate regulations.
5. Know How Much The Contract Plastics Design And Engineering Services Cost Will Cost
What is your target cost? How much will the contract plastics design and engineering services cost? How will you price the product in its appropriate market? Make sure you and your manufacturer discuss how to meet all of your budget requirements.
6. Work With Your Manufacturer To Determine Moldability
Are you able to injection mold this part, component or project? Does the resin work well with the design? What class is the mold? How does that affect the production run yield? Make sure your resin can mold to form the part or component you need and you have the appropriate class of mold for the amount of parts you need.
It’s Important To Do Your Research
It’s important to do your research before you involve a contract plastics design and engineering services company. These six points can help you make the appropriate decisions regarding your project run. It’s important to have a good relationship with your contract manufacturer, they will help you navigate this process and ensure that you have the most successful run possible.
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