Many processes must come together to end up with the finished manufactured part that consistently meets customer specifications. Sourcing your manufacturing program with a full-service domestic contractor that offers part design, engineering, tooling design and construction, part production, secondary processes, packing and shipping – all under one roof – delivers maximum cost saving benefits.
When OEMs are searching for plastic injection molded components suppliers, working with a turnkey manufacturer makes all the difference in meeting objectives, such as quality product, on-time delivery, and cost savings.
Benefits of Turnkey Molders With In-House Tooling Design and Construction
Injection molders who maintain their own in-house tool design and mold making division offer the most benefits to injection molded programs. Benefits offered from in-house tool shops include:
Transparent communication – When the mold design engineer and plastic injection molding team have transparent communication under one roof, design issues are detected immediately, allowing for quick resolution of any foreseeable problems with critical dimensions or material flow. Skilled engineers can offer suggestions to part design, and thus, reverse engineering and tool design is provided quickly with consistent specifications.
Reduced lead times – Full-service manufacturers offer the best lead times with on-time delivery of the tool and molded production parts. There is no lack in communication from one division to another, resulting in quick resolution to meet or exceed customer deadlines.
Quality Manufacturing – Turnkey manufacturers that offer in-house tooling support the manufacturing process as there is no wait for tool maintenance and repair, such as polishing, cleaning or adjusting. With preventive tool maintenance programs in place, the mold can be serviced on determined intervals without leaving the facility and before any tooling issues would cause out of spec product.
Turnkey manufacturers that offer ongoing tooling support provide the most value to injection molded manufacturing programs.
Lowest Available Cost – Injection molders that do not offer in-house tooling services are at the mercy of outsourced tool shops with cost and delivery. In-house tooling services provide the lowest available cost as all process owners are committed to the same goal of providing quality product on time and at the lowest available cost.
This is a valuable difference in working with a turnkey manufacturer as opposed to a molder that must outsource tooling construction. Controlling tooling cost can be the deciding factor in sourcing a new injection-molding program. Turnkey manufacturers have the unique ability to focus on the big picture, spreading costs throughout the entire project and offering value every step of the way.
QT Manufacturing Offers Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions
QT Manufacturing is a full-service, turnkey domestic contractor offering full capabilities to take your part design from concept to reality. We have a niche for precision, high-quality product in all our processes including injection mold tool design, tool construction, plastic part manufacturing and CNC machining processes.
All design and manufacturing is completed in our 31,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility featuring 15 molding presses from 30 ton to 123 ton; CNC and tool room equipment, such as DMG Mori high speed CNC machines, Mistsubishi EDM machines; and Harig surface grinders. This is just a small sample of precision machinery and equipment utilized in our modern facility.
Tool makers and design engineers with decades of experience utilize the latest in CAD design software, like Solidworks 2017, Mastercam 2017 CAD and 2014 PC-DMIS Pro Measurement software. All processes follow our strict quality policy with adherence to our ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications.
QT Manufacturing is a domestic contract manufacturer providing turnkey solutions for part design, tool construction and high-volume production. Our ultimate goal is total customer satisfaction by providing quality product meeting all customer specifications, at the best available cost and delivered on time. Contact us today to learn how we can help reduce your injection-molded costs while improving your quality and delivery.