Why China mold more and more foreign customers have been recognized
You may hear from someone that plastic injection moulds from China are of low quality. But still, there are many companies that are buying injection moulds from China. Some of them with big volume demands even set their own sourcing office in China. Are those companies silly? No. Mold making. The answer is China injection mold makers can manufacture high-quality molds. As good as American and European companies with competitive lower prices. This is why the plastic injection mold makers outside China lost their jobs to Chinese.
Chinese sales are good at language communication and technology
In China, now more and more plastic injection mold makers hire technical sales. Who are good at technique and English communication. As we all know, the technique requirement is the most important thing for an injection mold making project. And now a lot of Chinese mold salesman is good at CAD drawing, materials choosing, mold making the process. So they can communicate with the partner engineers very well. To make a new plastic injection mold. The 3D drawing is the first thing and then analyze how to make the mold (size, structure, material, cut down the cost, and so on). So the key point is how to make the suppliers’ engineers and your companies’ requirements connection.
Just like our factory, we have cooperated with German and United Kingdom companies for five years. We work well if you have a new custom mold making project next time. You can send your drawing to us to have a test.
We are a unique hybrid solution for dealing with American companies but getting better Chinese prices. We will be glad to review your specifications and share them with our plastic injection mold makers as well for their input. We work on a cost-plus basis, we will give a very honest quotation to build what exactly you are expecting. We have a reputation for making only top quality molds and we stand behind our work. We think you will really like working with our company. We are also glad to give you the references of our many US customers that can tell you the kind of services we can offer.
Were you able to find a good source for plastic injection molds?
You may find out there are very few Chinese manufacturers that could satisfy your companies’ needs. We are a Chinese company with our own tooling factory in Shanghai China. We build very precise and high-quality plastic injection molds exclusively for demanding the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, and more companies. We have very good equipment including mirror EDM, etc. Our mold engineers are good at English and mold technologies. So our company is easy to communicate with. Feel free to let us know if you are finding a plastic injection mold maker in China.
We generally prefer United States injection molds for the following reasons.
We have China injection molds in production now. But some of our experiences tend to make us prefer to keep tooling stateside.
Mold Design: We tend to get better-designed molds in the USA. If the injection mold can be designed in the US and build in China. This has produced superior molds for us.
Lead Times: Maybe we just had a bad experience. But one injection mold seemed to take the slow boat across the ocean. The lead time wasn’t competitive with a stateside mold.
Mold Trial: Generally not possible to be on hand for the initial injection mold trial in China.
Mold Modifications: We have gotten better/faster injection mold modifications. When the mold was able to be sent back to the original mold maker in the USA. Sending the mold to China to be modified is cost-prohibitive. So a 3rd party mold maker has to make the injection mold modifications.
After 30 years of developing, mold manufacturing becomes a mutual industrial in China
There is a well developed industrial chain. Many well-trained mold makers, well-educated business developing. And project management employees. Despite they are paid 2/3 less than in the US. They make the first-class mold as your mold maker did in the US.
Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing plastic injection molds from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Material is fed into a heated barrel, mixed. And forced into a mold cavity by a reciprocating screw or a ram injector. Where the injection molded part cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold cavity. After a part is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer. Molds are then manufactured by an injection mold company. where it is assigned to a mold maker (or toolmaker).
Injection molding is widely used for manufacturing a variety of parts
Injection molds are usually constructed using either steel or aluminum. Precision-machined to form the features of the desired parts. Injection molding is widely used for manufacturing a variety of parts. From the smallest component to entire body panels of cars. Injection molding is the most common method of production. With some commonly made injection molded items including computer components to outdoor furniture.
Most polymers may be used for molds. Including all thermoplastics, some thermosets, and some elastomers. There are tens of thousands of different materials available for injection molds. That number is increasing every year. The materials can be mixed with alloys or blends of previously developed materials. This allows product designers to choose from a vast selection of materials. So they can choose exactly the right properties for the injection molded part or parts they need. Mold materials are chosen based on strength. And function required for the final part and each material has different parameters for molding that must be considered. Common polymers like Epoxy and phenolic are examples of thermosetting plastics while nylon, polyethylene, and polystyrene are thermoplastic.