In product development, most of the critical decisions are made in the early stages of planning and design. These decisions will not only have an impact on product functionality and what the product looks like, they will also determine the speed and cost of production. Consulting with an expert at this stage of the process will guarantee a minimum number of trials, resulting in reduced cost and shorter time to market.
Mold development is a process that requires knowledge and experience in working with plastic injection molding. An expert will know how to optimize mold design while taking into consideration factors such as the material gate, part ejection, hot runner, surface finish, mold cooling, side cores, steel types, number of cavities and double injection.
An essential step in product development is the production of product models, before going to mass production. 3D printers are cost-effective means to produce adequate model, however in some cases these models are not enough. For example, when we need to examine strength of a product...
Medical devices and medical equipment are subject to the approval of federal authorities prior to production and distribution, and in most cases it is required that products submitted for approval are manufactured, assembled and packed in a clean room facility.
Many high-tech products, especially in the defense and medical industries, are not intended for mass production. In most cases these products address a very specific need, are very complex in structure and are produced in small quantities.
In the past few decades, manufacturing costs in China have been substantially lower than their equivalent in Western countries. Although prices have been on the rise in recent years, it’s still cheaper to produce in China than anywhere else.