While plastic injection moulding is one of the most efficient and widely used manufacturing processes, it can be difficult choosing a provider to work with.
Here, we detail the top 6 considerations to make when researching plastic injection moulders, as well as how Amey Plastics can help you.
Capabilities and Technology
As with many manufacturing processes, the breadth of machines and equipment available is large, and working with a plastic injection moulder that has the latest technology will have a huge impact on the end result.
Manufacturers that have the latest machines will be able to provide competitive prices for top-quality results and have excellent turnaround times on projects.
As well as technology, you’ll need to make sure the moulder you choose is able to offer presses in a wide range of sizes and work with whatever types of materials you require.
Quality Standards and Customer Services
For good plastic injection moulders, manufacturing the product is only one part of the job, ensuring the product produced is of the highest quality is the other.
A good quality assurance system will work towards ensuring defect free products are produced and sent to you. A moulder that works within a recognised quality standard such as ISO 9001:2015 is a good starting point.
Similarly, a company that maintains regular contact is essential. If your part is specialised or particularly complex, working with a responsive manufacturer will provide that extra reassurance.
Range of Resins
A crucial part of the process, choosing the right resin for your product will ensure your product performs the way you intend it to.
Making sure the moulder you choose is experienced in working with a wide range of materials is important as it can help reduce costs without impacting quality and will help you choose the best options for any filler materials or other additives.
A manufacturer that has an experienced design team can make a world of difference.
If you have a concept that you need brought to life, they can help with the design to ensure that your product is manufactured in a way that allows for the best finished product, but also in regard to cost-effectiveness and production efficiency.
If you have a product already designed, they can offer advice on how to finesse this, and even help re-design the item if there are issues with production.
Finding a plastic injection moulder that can provide services beyond the production of your item will streamline the process immensely.
Instead of having to go to multiple different businesses to handle each stage, a “one-stop-shop” will mean that every service will be provided by one business, making communication faster and more efficient.
Depending on the size of your parts, and how many you’d like produced, some moulders may not be able to accommodate your order.
Time constraints will also be a consideration. Does the manufacturer have the ability to produce your item in the time you need it?
Something to look out for is if a manufacturer has a night shift, which will increase production capabilities hugely.
How Amey Plastics Can Help
At Amey Plastics, we have been providing leading plastic injection moulding services to a wide variety of sectors for over 40 years.
We produce products in a range of ten a year to a million a year and beyond.
We also operate with a wide variety of raw materials, from the commonplace resins like polypropylene, to the more exotic substances such as PEI.
Alongside our broad range of services, we also offer two shot moulding for more specialised items.
If you have a project you’d like to discuss with us, why not call us today on 01730 266525, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.