What is Injection Molding
Defining injection molding can be broken down to a very simple process. The process entails putting energy into plastic to change the material state from solid to liquid so it can be molded and then removing the energy to change it back to a solid so it can be used. A quick tip here is that doing this as quickly as possible will reduce the cost of your molding but will also increase the cost of your mold. So you will need some help with these two trade offs for your program to find the right solution, Paying less for a mold can hurt you in the long run , but paying to much for a mold for small volumes can hurt you too. Our Consultants can put you on the right track to your goal of making more money.
Finding the right molders for your product can be difficult, because most molders typically avoid new products that are in their beginning stages like the plague and if you think about it you will understand why. We have all heard about the 80/20 rule. 80% of your problems come from 20% of your customers. Read below and you will understand why that is true.
We have learned over the years that new product development concepts by nature have inherent problems built in that have not been properly identified and they cannot get the attention they deserve in a production facility. A molding plant needs to focus on consistent and predictable production volumes and cannot afford to have unexpected problems and delays.
In addition to all the problems in new products they have not developed the volumes that major molders require to be profitable. As a result the molding manufacturing facility and their customers must limp along with multiple conflicts of time and priorities while simultaneously trying to maintain other more profitable production needs. In our past experiences our staff has lived through this process. So, we totally understand the critical importance of having a fully debugged manufacturing system in place with the high volumes to support it as well as how to get you into the production stage and making money.