Three Mistakes Companies Often Make When Choosing An Injection Molding Company
Manufacturers use injection molding suppliers in a number of different industries. These companies provide critical components that decide the overall quality of the final product. Amazingly, firms often don’t ask simple questions that may decide the quality or reliability of their supplier. In fact, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure the work with a top injection molding firm is top notch.
1. Resin and Molding Education
Injection molding resins are changing very rapidly and there are more and more applications for the new resins. Similarly, molding techniques continue to improve. Firms that are not attending seminars and conferences to get the latest techniques cannot deliver the best product for the price. Make sure the professionals are constantly using the most up to date methods.
Many extraneous materials can be used for regrinding without any deterioration in quality. However, depending on the component, regrinding certain materials is a big problem. Companies should ask which materials are used for regrinding in production. Additionally, they should be sure the machine settings are set according to industry standards.
Although it may seem silly, the cleanliness of a facility often has a direct relationship with the quality and efficiency of a supplier. Firstly, dust or other materials may get into the molding if the facility is not clean. For example, scrap grinders should always be clean and free from contamination.
Secondly, a dirty facility may be more dangerous. People may not wear gloves or take other precautions which would result in production delays. Lastly, cleanliness indicates the conscientiousness of management that bleeds into everything they do.
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