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Achieving a high-quality custom plastic molded part often requires more than injection molding alone. From prototyping and design guidance at the beginning to assembly and painting at the end, there are many steps that you must take on your journey to the market. Whether your injection molder can provide these services will play a role in the time and money you save, as well as the quality of your finished product.
Want to avoid paying more for your molding project and the challenge of finding two partners to complete the job? Consider choosing an injection molder that offers secondary services in-house, enabling you to finish your project under one roof. Partnering with a skilled, full-service injection molder that offers secondary operations can help you keep costs and production timelines low while ensuring you take a higher-quality product to market.
Read on to explore the advantages of partnering with a full-service molder for your plastic secondary operations, what factors you should consider when finding a partner, and why Deluxe is uniquely positioned to support you.
Advantages of In-House Plastic Secondary Operations
When you’re completing a plastic injection molding project that requires assembly, painting, and other finishing touches to get it market-ready, you have two options: choose a molder that offers every service you need in-house or choose one partner for molding and another for secondary operations.
The time it takes to find an additional partner and transport your items from the first company to the second stalls your project and slows down your entry into the market. For many industries, time is money. The more time you spend wrapped up in a lengthy production process, the longer it takes to get your product into action and serve your customers.
Don’t settle for a slow production process. Instead, turn to a molder with the tools and team to handle your needs in-house from start to finish. A full-service injection molding partner with in-house plastic secondary services can help you save time and complete your project within the competitive timelines you need.
Finding an additional partner for your plastic secondary operations can also be costly. Some businesses offer more value for lower costs when you partner with them for the entirety of your project. Since you’d only be turning to a plastic secondary operations partner for a few final touches, such as assembly or metal finishing, you may miss out on these value-filled opportunities.
The time and resources you must utilize to find an additional partner for your secondary operations can also add to your expenses. In addition to paying the next partner if your first molder can’t handle your needs in-house, you may also have to pay additional fees for warehousing your products or transporting them. Every fee adds up, and without a skilled molder who can handle your needs in-house, you may pay much more without getting any additional value in return.
Not only will you incur additional costs in the time and processes required to get your plastic parts from the first molder to the second contractor, but you may also find yourself paying more for the secondary services because you can’t receive them from a full-service molder who values keeping your projects within your budget.
Premium Plastic Parts in Your Budget: At Deluxe, we keep our costs competitive and work hard to keep your projects within budget.
Better Monitor the Quality
When you partner with a full-service injection molder for your project needs, you ensure the quality you trust drives your project forward from start to finish. Once you find a molder with the quality you can count on, you can feel confident that that high level of service will be used at every stage of your project. This allows you to better monitor the quality of your project at each stage and enables you to benefit from your full-service molders’ quality control standards.
Having one supplier eliminates finger-pointing as well because responsibility remains in one spot from start to finish. If a part is just molded at one supplier, then sent to another for secondary operations, the first supplier could run the parts at the high end of the spec and still have acceptable parts. However, those parts may create higher scrap during the next operation due to being at the high end of the spec. If all operations are completed in one location, you will know immediately how the molded part affects the secondary operations and will be able to adjust your process right away. This ensures a more responsive production process with higher quality control.
Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Plastic Secondary Operations Partner
When evaluating the best injection molder for your plastic secondary operations needs, consider the following factors:
Completing high-quality plastic injection molding projects in-house from start to finish requires advanced facilities with the right tools and teams. At Deluxe Plastics, we’re proud to operate four facilities with more than 335,000 sq. ft of space combined, filled with the latest machinery and equipment necessary to achieve the highest quality results. We have three Wisconsin-based facilities and one overseas location, each equipped to serve your needs efficiently and completely every time.
Without the right equipment, plastic secondary operations are impossible. At Deluxe, we have everything we need to bring your project to life quickly and accurately. In addition to advanced robotics empowering our operations, we have the latest tools and software to enable our wide range of capabilities, including engraving machinery, sonic and spin welding tools, and much more.
The right partner for your plastic secondary operations will offer all the services you need to finish your unique project. At Deluxe, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of quality secondary operations, including:
- Manual and Robotic Assembly
- Inventory Management Systems
- Pad Printing and Hot Stamping
- Sonic and Spin Welding
- In-Mold Decorating and Over Molding
- Custom Labeling and Packaging
Quality Standards, Certifications, and Honors
Quality is a top priority for most companies when determining the right injection molder, and there are a range of factors you can evaluate. At Deluxe, we uphold rigid quality standards for everything we do and are ISO 9001:2015-certified to showcase our commitment to high quality. We’ve also been honored with a range of distinctions and awards, including the MAPP Award, for our innovation and superior quality.
Contact Deluxe for Superior In-House Plastic Secondary Services Today
At Deluxe, we strive to serve our customers from start to finish, delivering superior in-house plastic secondary services that get you to market within your timeline and budget. Our complete project support saves you time and money while elevating the quality and consistency of your finished products.
When you need a full-service injection molding partner ready to support your needs with quality comprehensive services, we’re here to help. Contact our team today to get started.