Injection molding is widely used for manufacturing a variety of parts, from the smallest component to entire body panels of car. Personalized consumer products are always attractive to customers, we all want something new, something special, and we are willing to pay for these creative new products, this motivates the producers to keep developing new products.
If you have a new design or idea, you are going to need custom injection molding services to manufacture the plastic parts, it has to be designed and made as custom requirement by different companies, to ensure the plastic parts that are functional, great looking and unique.
Your next step is to turn this idea into reality. Unfortunately, this is where most would-be entrepreneurs slip up. However, time and time again, many entrepreneurs find themselves hitting a brick wall and losing momentum when it comes time to actually source products. Whether it be manufacturing your own product or finding suppliers to purchase wholesale from, they aren’t always easy to find.
They don’t know how to get their products manufactured, or even where to start looking for a plastic molding manufacturer.
The first question you need to answer is “What manufacturer should you choose — domestic or overseas?”
One of the first big decisions you’ll have to make when looking for a plastic molding manufacturer is choosing between a domestic or an overseas manufacturer.
When you think of “overseas” manufacturer, you likely think of China. The “factory of the world” can make your product at extraordinarily low prices with relatively high quality.
Do you know exactly what products you’re looking for? Or are you fishing for an entire catalog and price list?
Are you clear, concise, and to the point? Or does your Supplier have to put a lot of thought into answering your email, which is especially hard for a non-native English speaker?
Some pros of going for a China injection molding company are:
- Low costs
- Possible to get high quality — provided you are willing to pay the price.
- You can chooses from a large range of manufacturers of varying quality. Both iPhones and flimsy Dollar Store knick-knacks are made in China.
- Easy to find good manufacturers on established platforms such as Alibaba.
There are many reasons to choose Aplastic injection molding china company as your manufacturing region for your plastic molding. China is the center of the universe when it comes to high volume production. The prices in China are incredibly cheap and there always seems to be a factory ready to make whatever you want – be it electronics, plastics, or machined metal parts. It is hard to find the level of manufacturing support that you can get in China anywhere else in the world.
Where to find Asuitable China plastic injection molding partner?
There are two ways to go about the manufacturer search: the old school way of meeting manufacturers in person or looking them up online.
Let’s say you have decided to take the leap and produce some or all of your product in China. How can you ensure that your production is successful? First you need to find a reputable factory. How do you do that? The first thing that usually comes to mind for the maker crowd is Alibaba. This can work but don’t just go with the first place you find. You should get quotes and samples from multiple sources. Be sure to budget enough time. It can take weeks or months to properly vet a factory if you are not living in China.
Building A Relationship.
The next step is establishing a personal connection by attaching a face to a name can help resolve any disputes that arise.
One way to shortcut the factory selection process, short of going to China for an extended period, is to use a service that vets factories for you. There are different types of these companies that offer different levels of service. On the low end, these companies just help you source parts. You give them your design and they get you quotes from factories they know.
Who is responsible for the mold delivery?
Base on the negotiation in the quotation, many delivery term conditions are available, FOB, CIF, DDU.
How long it will take to do delivery?
Depends on the delivery way, delivery could be made by air shipping, sea shipping, it takes 1 week by air shipping, 20-25 days by sea.
This article just provides a basic guide, there are many other aspects you should pay attention before buying mold from China suppliers.
At a high level – Start your Injection Mold China business relationship for A long run, it’s really all about communication. Sure there are some suppliers out there that simply cannot reach the quality you need no matter how hard they try, but after sourcing dozens of parts I’ve only come by this once. Excellent communication is the only way to get parts done right the first time.
Labor cost here in China is still one of the most critical reasons to make custom plastic parts affordable, a custom plastic part produced in western countries is not going to be cheap unless the volume is big enough to cover the automatic robot investment. Here in China we have more options to design the injection molding process way, no matter semi-automatic or complete manual, our target is make low cost and high quality custom plastics for your companies.