5个提示,您正在与合适的塑料注塑制造商合作

Plastic injection molding manufacturing | Tenere

2021年2月1日


当涉及到正确bob sports manufacturer, it can be hard to know what you don’t know. Who do you trust? How many questions should you ask? What questions, specifically, should you be asking? With so many variables at play, it’s a challenge to feel like you’re choosing the right manufacturer.


但是,根据我们数十年的经验,我们能够自信地说,最好的制造商具有五个主要特征:

1. DF(X)工程

2.组装,绘画和次要选项

3. Supply Chain

4.自动化和机器人技术

5. Tooling Design and Maintenance


为了使您的选择更加轻松(并减轻压力),让我们仔细看看这五个。

1. DF(X) Engineering

Short for “Design for Excellence,” DF(x) is a group of design principles that are key to design success. In our experience, the most important values for x include these four critical elements.


Cost

Some designs include cosmetic details that don’t add to functionality, but definitely increase cost. While some parts of a product are imperative for the part’s functionality, non-functional details can be costly. Just as one example, a simple lifter or slide will increase the cost and cycle time of your tool by increasing labor costs. As a whole, a simple design addition makes the entire part more expensive to manufacture. An experienced manufacturer should be pointing out design areas for cost savings, not building in cosmetic details that do little in the end.


Quality

Cosmetics, however, can add to quality as well. It’s important that your manufacturer is looking at the parts within the product that are critical to the tolerances and quality required to be a functioning product. If any of those fail, you’ll never hit your tolerances or functionality, making it impossible to hit your quality requirements.


Material

Experience with specific materials is important. Certain materials act differently inside different injection molding presses. Experienced plastic injection molding manufacturers not only know this, but they understand the nuances different materials bring to the table.

此外,您的制造商不仅应该为特定材料设计,而且还应帮助选择材料。虽然特定的材料对您来说听起来很棒,但是经验丰富的制造商会知道,较便宜的选择仍然可能提供您需要的东西。


制造性

Ultimately, you have to make sure your product is actually manufacturable. The way you intend for a product to function has to be compatible with the way you want to manufacture it.

Some plastic injection molding manufacturers will simply build your product the way you designed it without pointing out potential issues. But once hot plastic is pushed into a steel tool, you’ll want someone with the kinds of experience to ensure you get the product you desire, without later issues that become costly to correct. Draft and radii are important elements to build into the design along with identifying possible sink areas.

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2.组装,绘画和次要操作

Many products will require secondary finishes after parts come off the line. It’s important to consider whether your manufacturer has the ability to assemble your product in-house or apply finishes right away.

Keep in mind, also, that manufacturers who outsource secondary operations will have to ship your products and manage those operations on your behalf. Multiple touchpoints can increase the risk of damage. It becomes much harder to expedite shipping. You open yourselves up to quality issues. And, in the end, you’ll need longer lead times.

如果您的产品需要被涂漆,打印,丝网印刷,热盖,涂层或镀镀,很高兴在内部内部处理这些过程,还是您需要外包这些过程。

3. Supply Chain

拥有一个塑料注塑造型制造商与一个全面的供应链团队非常重要,尤其是如果您有需要组装的产品。不过是very long supply chain issues for the COVID vaccinefor evidence of the impact of supply chain issues. The manufacturer should be well connected with resin suppliers and be able to manage purchasing and lead-times of components that are required to assemble your product.

Part of working with a manufacturer that has extensive supply experience is knowing where your end-ship location is. If the final destination of the product is going from the manufacturer to Atlanta, but you’re manufacturing in China, you could be facing a number of environmental, time, cost, and logistical impacts. If your product is being shipped throughout North America, you should definitely be considering a North American manufacturing partner.

4.自动化和机器人技术

您的注塑制造商有多先进?您的注射模具器是否具有生产产品所需的功能 - 适当的机器,足够的容量,可以扩展程序的能力?

最后,您正在尝试创建具有最具成本效益的生产过程的高质量模制零件。自动化和机器人技术可以帮助加快和简化塑料注射成型过程,从而导致更有效的周期时间,减少手动劳动力成本,减少浪费以及零件的​​精度提高。

重要的是要询问您的制造商是否正在为自动化和机器人技术进行投资,他们是否正在寻找改善客户流程的方法。确保与创新的铸造员合作,可以使您保持领先地位。

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5. Tooling Design and Maintenance

国内的

如果你需要快速的时候,有一个国内马努facturer handle your tooling is the way to go. You might have to pay a little bit more in the long run, but it’s because everything would be manufactured state-side, you’re able to cut leads times, meaning you get to market faster. And if you’re a company who values U.S.-only solutions, this is really your only choice.


International

If you choose an international manufacturer for your tooling, cost savings is the most obvious advantage, here. It’s possible to achieve decent lead times as well. Don’t forget, though, that at the end of the day, whatever you build still has to be put on a boat and shipped. It will take time, often weeks. Weighing this against cost savings is often overlooked.

也就是说,有可能找到一个廉价但优质的资源,具有不错的交货时间。但是,与国内制造商相比,他们需要更多的审查。

您的注塑制造商可以为您浏览这一点,这一点很重要。他们应该信任国内和国际供应商以及员工的经验丰富的工具设计工程师。在Tenere,我们访问了我们在北美和亚洲使用的所有设施。我们可以亲自保证他们及其质量。


内部维护

When it comes to taking care of your tool, it’s really important that you work with a manufacturer who can provide in-house tooling maintenance. There is never a “perfect tool.” Things will happen and tool maintenance will be required. In fact, preventative maintenance should be part of your manufacturers routine.

由于您的制造商在此过程中深深地嵌入,因此他们将能够更加关注您的项目,从而确保工具的质量在您所需的制造环境中起作用。

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A Reputable Injection Molding Manufacturer You Can Count On

The best way to avoid issues with injection molding is to start working early with a contract manufacturer that has the expertise to look at all aspects of your product — including DF(x), automation, and secondary applications.

Tenere通过为许多不同行业提供零件设计和工具解决方案,拥有数十年的DF(X)经验。我们提供内部工具设计,并与受信任的国内和国际供应商一起制造生产工具。一旦您的工具开始生产,我们的工具团队就会提供所有必需的维护,以使其保持最佳状态。

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