If you’re looking for an injection molder for your project, it is important you find one that suits your needs and offers you the best possible injection molding service. In all probability, you will continue using the same molder for all your projects, as long as you know for sure that he/she will produce quality plastic molded parts. So, whether your organization has designed a new product or improved an existing one, choosing the right injection molder could mean success or failure of your product.
Here are some tips to find the best injection molder.
Reputation of the Injecting Molding Firm
The Internet can be a useful tool when you want to find out about the quality and reputation of an injection molder. First check the company’s website to read the information provided. The content of a website is a great way to gauge the molding company. If there is a lot of important information that is presented clearly and in a user-friendly manner, half your search is over.
Find out whether the company is a member of reputable organizations and whether it has third-party certifications. Most quality and reputable injection molding companies will be members of professional organizations and also have independent certifications that they will showcase prominently on their website.
Scour the injection molder’s website for testimonials. Usually, most businesses love to display their testimonials and take great pride in presenting them to prospective customers. If you cannot find it on the website, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call the company. If the company is unwilling to give you testimonials of customers, it is time to move on and find another injection molding company.
Experience in Multiple Industries
Find out whether the company has experience in different industries. While you may feel your injection molder should be a specialist in your industry, this may not work well. When a company has experience in multiple industries, you can rest assured knowing it uses advanced technology and design tools to create quality parts and components. Multiple industry experience necessitates use of advanced diagnostics, designing and manufacturing skills.
Ask for a Sample
The best injection molding companies are not afraid to talk about their work and quality. That is why when you ask the company for a sample, it should not refuse. This is a sign the company is proud of its achievements and does not fear you, the client, will not return with an order.
Once you are satisfied with the sample, it is time to take the discussion to the next level. Find out from the injection molding company about its quality verification system and in-house designing team. You want a supplier who has a continuous quality verification system that works right from the inception of the product design till the end of the manufacturing cycle. Furthermore, the injection molding company should have in-house expertise and talent to understand your needs and requirements and implement them. The right injection molder should have experienced design engineers, who can conceptualize your mold design and make any adjustments before final production begins.
Not only should the injection molding company use state-of-the-art precision equipment to make parts and components, it should also have the capability to choose the right resin to manufacture the parts and components. The more presses and varying machine sizes that the injection molding company has, the better it is for your project. The molder will then have the right machine tonnage at his disposal. The right choice of the machine depends on the material used to make the part, the size and number of pieces you want.