CHOOSING BETWEEN IN-HOUSE OR OUTSOURCED INJECTION MOLDING
As your business grows, there are certain adjustments you will have to make to adapt to greater demand. Perhaps you need to hire a few more full-time employees or invest in more sophisticated bookkeeping software. Although these changes may be difficult to get used to at first, they will almost always improve your efficiency and productivity.
Below, we’ll help you understand some of the considerations you’ll have as you decide whether you should pursue outsourced or in-house injection molding.
IN-HOUSE VS. OUTSOURCED INJECTION MOLDING
- Cost: One primary concern when it comes to injection molding is cost. On the surface, it may look like you can save money by bringing your injection molding in-house. It’s important to understand, however, that you will need to factor in startup, tooling, and maintenance costs as well as your general production costs. Injection molding equipment and other materials for a production line are expensive, and possibly not worth the investment in the long run depending on how much you will actually use your equipment.
- Versatility: It’s also important to consider what kind of technology you will be able to implement in-house versus what a professional injection mold company has access to. Injection molding engineers have access to many different products and processes to help you get the most out of your injection molding. A contract manufacturer can help you select the best materials, assist you with your design needs, and streamline processes for seamless production. They can even make adjustments to your molds if needed.
- Capacity: An experienced injection molding company will be able to handle a much higher capacity than you may be able to achieve as you get started. That means they can produce parts and components quickly with a high degree of quality to ensure that you are getting the most out of the money you spend on injection molding.
KASO’S INJECTION MOLDING
Leave your injection molding to the professionals at KASO Plastics for the best quality plastic parts and components. We have decades of experience and we are prepared to help you with all of your plastic manufacturing needs. Contact us today for more information.