Sustainability is an increasingly urgent concern for businesses.
On one hand, consumers, industries, and governments demand greater transparency into brands’ environmental, social, and economic impacts. On the other, companies’ own future viabilities depends on the long-term sustainability of their business strategies.
Conversations around sustainability have jumped the tracks from nice-to-have to must-have. And plastic injection molding, as an integral part of so many manufacturing processes, is part of the conversation.
OEMs across many industries enjoy the benefits of injection molding. It’s ideal for consistent, affordable production of a wide range of high-quality, complex plastic parts suitable for nearly any application and environment.
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Kaysun had already shown its commitment to excellence through its many certifications:
- ISO 13485:2016 (to produce injection-molded components for medical devices)
- IATF 16949:2016 (the quality management system standard for the automotive industry)
- ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
These certifications denote injection molding expertise within key industries. Yet, there are always ways to enhance already robust processes, even if few other U.S. injection molders can do it.
Injection molding is a dynamic, complex process that, simply by the nature of its many variables, requires some testing and adjustments to get it just right before you can start production.
The first injection molding process of the 1800s was run on manual machines and was itself very basic. Plastic was forced through a heated cylinder and into a mold using a plunger. Pressure and time were the main predictors of success, but it was dubious. There was no consistent way to measure the manual process of squeezing plastic into the shape of the mold.
The 1,250 landfills in the United States are projected to reach maximum capacity within the next few decades. Pair that with the fact that, globally, 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled, and the devastation of the eco-crisis becomes shockingly real.
Protecting the planet is everyone’s responsibility, including — and perhaps especially — corporations routinely using eco-sensitive materials. As a custom injection molder, Kaysun handles thousands of tons of plastics annually which are processed into injection-molded parts.
In theory and practice, industrial automation has been part of the U.S. manufacturing sector for decades. The data-driven world of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has given rise to production lines attended by smart robots and technologies alongside their human counterparts — and a host of benefits. Enhanced injection molding process control, faster production and secondary operations, lower error rates, and safer workers all have some connection to automation.
Requesting injection molding quotes is a standard practice for manufacturers looking to manage the costs associated with a program. Comparing injection molding price estimates may generally answer, “How much does injection molding cost?” It may even lead an OEM to select a molder based upon the bottom line.
However, price point doesn’t necessarily denote value.
When it comes to custom plastic injection molding, there is no clear industry consensus as to the definition of “custom.” As a result, some injection molders, who claim to offer custom services, are actually incapable of engineering or producing parts with precise specifications and tight tolerances.
Manufacturers that unknowingly contract with these “custom” molders are often left holding the bag. It’s an unenviable position, and one you can avoid by understanding what factors differentiate a true custom plastic injection molding partner from less qualified choices.