Businesses require a flow of products and services to be sustainable. There are many examples of products that seemed like a good idea but failed. Choosing manufacturers requires evidence of the product’s viability. A prototype of the product must be designed, tested and examined before being brought to the market. There are four factors, that must be considered before a marketing campaign goes forward.
Assembling the Prototype
The prototype itself must be cost effective. If the prototype itself is not economically feasible, the product analysis stops at this point. Feasibility involves a cost-benefit analysis which includes whether the manufacturer offers a lump sum or an hourly rate, taking into consideration the product’s design.
Production to Market
It is assumed that the product will face competitor. It makes a difference as to when the product is introduced to the market to create a brand name before your competition. The speed of manufacturing is a factor, which does not sacrifice quality or compromises economic feasibility.
This factor is a major consideration to going forward because of the direct effect on profit margin. Plastics, simulated fabrics, and non-metal parts are the first considerations for design feasibility. The cost of the materials is critical, which must be more cost effective than the competition.
Minimum Inventory Requirements
All the factors in manufacturing are assessed, such as custom blow molding manufacturing. The goal is controlling inventory costs, off the shelf marketing, and an exclusive manufacturer contract. This goal is reached through arm’s length negotiations.
We are a top manufacturer of blow molded cases and industrial parts today. Our expert managerial staff, production overseers, and trained supervisory employees are the main reason for our continual company progress. By operating 5 to 6 days weekly in three shifts, we have someone available 24 hours a day. Our company services customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We also do business in Europe and Asia, so we can call ourselves a true international industrial leader.
True Team Work
At Western Case, manufacturing and engineering require true team work, because this ensures our blown molding solutions will meet and surpass all customer needs. All manufacturing of top quality products begins by creating the best quality molds.
Designing Blow Molded Parts
Once blow molded, a molded part must be completely designed, so that it meets with customer approval. Our molds are constructed and designed to our highest level of personal expectations, and to Western Case standards. We work closely with our team of specialists, tool making associates and the leading mold experts, so we can continue to produce the top custom blow molding anywhere.
At the foundation of our Western Case Production System (or WPS ) is an ethical goal of continuous improvements. We continue to improve our blow molding products by refining the processes used to create them. This includes such improvements as eliminating wastes of all kinds, in other words getting rid of muda.
Muda being anything that doesn’t add value for the customer and their overall satisfaction. We seek to keep all parts of the process lean and in a continuous motion of improvements. These are ever improving steps forward in productivity, manufacturing, learning, designing and understanding our customer needs. That way we will continue to establish the best possible practices for a lifetime of work with our clients.
Western Case provides top quality custom blow molding.
We can produce any number of parts but we suggest minimum production quantity of at least 1,000 parts. You can get a rough price estimate from an idea or a 3D CAD model. A precise uote requires exact specifications. We prefer to create a 3D model so we offer free product design assistance. If you already have a design, email it with your requirements to Sales@WesternCase.com.
Creating and Approving the Mold Design
Once the part design and project budget are approved, we begin the mold tooling design. This includes:
- Ejection needs
- Cooling patterns
- Parting line locations
- Cooling patterns
- Blow methods
- Blow ratios
- In-mold systems
- Venting locations
Creating the Molds
A typical mold takes eight to ten weeks to create. To insure accuracy and satisfaction, your company and ours examine production samples. This saves time, money and annoying delays.
Producing the Product
Western Case’s manufacturing personnel use software systems to:
- Direct project steps
- Track QA’s
- Schedule various stages of production
- Monitor efficiency
- Schedule deliveries
We have six molding plants that operate 24/7. However, due to high demand, lead-times can run up to six weeks.
To provide you with world-class quality, your project will receive:
- Coordinated measuring
- Computer vision inspections and x-ray comparisons
- Detection of leaks
- Use of colorimeters and sonic meters
- Use of special gauges
- Other important calibrations
Regardless of the quantity, we deliver on time. If needed, we offer storage and drop shipping. Delivery costs are not included in the manufacturing price. To get a quote on custom blow molding, call us today or email your design and requirements to Sales@ WesternCase.com.
The technology behind custom blow molding has made great strides in recent years that allow manufacturers to produce a wide variety of products. These blow molded products have extensive applications in nearly every aspect of life in today’s society. From plastic water containers to parts for the automotive industry, blow molding is producing durable, cost efficient products.
An in house engineering and design team enables Western Case to provide customers with a part design that will be cost effective in manufacturing and functional in its end application. The applications of custom blow molding are nearly endless and some of the products for which it is used may surprise you.
Blow Molding Production Reaches a Variety of Markets Today
- Automotive ducts: The blow molding production process allows for astounding versatility when producing water and air delivery systems for automobiles. Duct systems can be manufactured using sing or double walled structures providing the sophistication needed in an ever-changing market.
- Construction and Safety: It’s difficult to find a highway that isn’t under some type of construction. The traffic cones, barricades, and drums that keep the workers, as well as the motorists, safe, are often the result of blow molding production.
- Sporting Goods: Whether you love hunting, fishing, camping, or all of the above, custom blow molding has probably had an impact on at least some of the equipment that you use. Equipment ranging from duck decoys to backpack frames can be produced using blow molding technology.
The number and variety of products that can be manufactured quickly and efficiently using blow molding are too numerous to mention. Whether you need customized display cases, liquid retention units, or something totally unique to your business, Western Case has the experience and expertise to get you the part you need at the price you want.
Contact Us for Custom Blow Molding
Contact Western Case at 877-593-2182 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote on your custom blow molding production project.
Western Case made the move to a new state-of-the-art facility late last year. The addition of six large, single and multiple head blow molders has increased our production capacity by nearly 2.5 times. The WCI management team is setting new sales targets due to this increase in capacity, and as of quarter two 2014 our custom blow molding production is returning very favorable results.
By moving from a 20,000-square-foot facility to a 58,000-square-foot facility, Western Case has positioned itself to be one of the leading blow molding plastic companies in the country. Western Case’s plastic carrying cases are already one the most respected plastic carrying case lines available in the market. Now, we have ability to take on higher volume custom blow molding and custom plastic carrying case projects.
Shipments of plastics machinery are up year-over-year at the end of Quarter One 2014 and a large portion of that rise can be attributed to growth in the U.S. blow molding sector. Last month’ the Society of Plastics Industry noted that around $300 million worth of primary equipment was shipped during quarter one, a nearly 11% increase over shipments during the same quarter in 2013.
These shipments include injecting molding machines, extruders, blow molders and thermoforming machines. Capital expenditures are way up for many companies, including those in plastics.
The blow molding plastics sector has seen companies move production back to the U.S over the past couple of years. The need for intricate custom blow molding projects has companies focusing on quality just as much as price and delivery. This is especially true as OEM’s — such as Wal-Mart — respond to customer requests for products that are “MADE IN USA”, which in turn drives up demand for blow molding in the U.S.