3. Rapid Low Volume And Prototype Injection Molding Are More Cost Effective?
Depending on your needs, rapid low volume and prototype injection molding production probably mean making a batch of a few hundred or a few thousand injection molded parts.
Others may consider small batch production from 10,000 or 50,000 injection molded parts. Regardless of the quantity, small batch production will get your component/product to market faster and save you money.
Here are 4 reasons why using rapid low volume and prototype injection molding for small batch production can save you money.
3.1）New Product Design
When you are in the early stages of a new product design, it is less expensive to produce molds in small batches than large batches, especially if you are not sure if product version 1.0 is the best version for large batches. Small batch production is more affordable and you can get parts faster.
The individual molding cost of small batch production is usually higher than large batch production. Still, small batch production does not take a lot of capital out of the project and is relatively much less risky than going straight into large batches tooling production.
rapid low volume and prototype injection molding production is the first choice for testing whether the product design meets expectations. It takes less time upfront and eliminates the costly modification of production tooling. In this era of rapid change, Time is the biggest enemy of product launches, and gaining time usually means winning the market.
3.3) Cost of Capital
The quality of parts delivered from small-volume tooling is roughly the same as that from high-volume tooling. When you’re unsure how well the market will respond, selling early products through online channels can fund the next round of tooling and be seen as a very reliable market survey, Think of low volumes as a bridge to full production.
3.4) Stock-Holding Cost
If you have a higher profit rate specialty product for a specific industry, then you may not need a mold that can produce 250k parts or more. Rapid low volume and prototype injection molding production saves a lot of time and cost in tooling and eliminate stock-holding risk and cost, Rapid low volume and prototype injection molding production is the way to go for these specialty products.
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