By Paul Runyan, VP of Sales, Accumold
When it comes to choosing a manufacturing partner for micro molding, precision is key. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know who to trust. To make the right decision, there are a few important questions you should ask. Does the company have experience with micro molding? Do they have the necessary equipment and tools to handle intricate micro-scale work? It's also important to inquire about their expertise with materials and their understanding of shrinkage rates. References and case studies can give you an idea of their past performance and proficiency.
Quality control and repeatability are essential for consistent high-quality products. A company's ability to efficiently design and validate molds, their production capacity, and their adherence to deadlines are all indicators of operational prowess. A reliable partner will also offer post-molding services, be adaptable to challenges, hold relevant certifications, use cutting-edge technology, and be open to design changes. Choosing the right micro molding partner is more than just selecting a vendor - it's about building a collaborative alliance that ensures mutual success and delivers exceptional micro molded parts.