Low-volume manufacturing saves you money
Most people think it’s obvious that manufacturing costs per unit will go down as volumes go up. So if you want to make cheap parts, you should make more of them, right? Not necessarily. If you’re going to mass-produce parts – especially for pressure die casting or injection molding – then you must make a larger investment in more expensive tool steel, which in turn needs to be hardened and heat-treated more carefully to withstand the rigors of large-scale production.
With this in mind, low volume manufacturing up to 100K pcs may be a great way for you to avoid a large investment while still producing high-quality parts. If the tool steel doesn’t need to be so durable then it will be more economical for you to purchase and faster for us to heat treat and machine. And, if your tool wears out during production and you need to have another one made, we do that at no extra charge!
By comparison, when a factory is set up for large-scale production it carries a massive inventory of raw materials and equipment. To cover their investment, they usually ask you to place a large minimum order quantity. But a specialist in low-volume manufacturing doesn’t carry the same amount of overhead so we can process orders faster and more economically without demanding any minimum order.
At Wintech Rapid, we will be there to help you along every step of the way, from the initial product design review and quotation to quality inspection of your newly manufactured parts. In addition to specializing in prototyping and mass production, we are also a specialist when it comes to low-volume manufacturing. Contact our expert team today to get a free project review and initial quotation. If you need a prototype to verify your design first, please review our rapid prototyping services.