In order to put out high-quality products, you need high-quality small plastic parts. As a leading small plastic parts manufacturer in Denver for more than two decades, we know what companies can and should expect from their provider. We also know that accepting anything less than the best means you may be sacrificing the quality of your finished product. So we'll point out a few things to look for as you begin your next project.
Key Characteristics to Look for in Your Plastic Injection Molding Provider
You are making a significant investment when you give a plastic injection molding shop the green light to get started on your project. You owe it to your customers to have high expectations of your provider. You’ll know you’re working with the right company if you get:
- Engagement in all areas of the organization. From machine operators to office staff to management, everyone should be fully engaged in your project and giving it their undivided attention during the time allotted to it.
- Excellent communication. Your provider should respond to your questions or concerns promptly, and should reach out to you with questions of their own as often as needed to ensure that a project runs smoothly.
- Creative problem solving. No matter what kind of issue arises in manufacturing, there is always a workaround. Your molder should have a number of tricks up their sleeve to address any challenges that come up.
- High precision at full speed. The primary objective of any project is to create parts that meet all the specs. However, in order for a process to be cost effective, it has to be fast. You want to work with a shop that does great work at a rapid pace.
- An unwavering commitment to meeting deadlines. Nobody wants to work late or on weekends if they are not scheduled to. But when it appears that a deadline is in jeopardy (for whatever reason), your provider should do whatever it takes to get the project back on track.
- An eagerness to learn and an openness to new approaches. The last shop you want to work with is one where the people are set in their ways. Our industry is one that is constantly evolving. Your small plastic part provider should evolve with it.
- A strong work ethic. Extended breaks, long lunches, and excessive socializing should not be the norm for any area of the company that you give your business to. Workers should bring their “A” game all day, every day. (Want 5 reasons to partner with AIM?)
You Deserve to Work with the Best
The quickest way to lose market share is to start settling for mediocre—in your people, your products, or your providers. Before handing a project over to a small plastic parts manufacturer in Denver (or anywhere), be sure they meet—and ideally exceed—all of your expectations. We’re happy to answer your questions about our company and our processes anytime, and we look forward to talking with you.