As a rule, plastic Injection molders are thought of as making large volumes of products. Using a mold to make custom parts, it is not uncommon to categorize molds in relation to how many millions of parts the mold is capable of producing.
While such a scenario is common for customer industries like automotive and appliances, at PlastiCert lower volumes are the norm. Early stage and small to mid-size companies face issues when they need smaller volumes in new product ramp-up. While 3D printing has emerged as an option for them, very often they are using engineered resin composites or require functional test parts which eliminates 3D printing as an option.
PlastiCert is Different! Many times, if customers can get a molder to listen to them at all, molders require you to buy expensive molds and minimum buys of parts. Sometimes customers will “estimate” their buy quantities much higher (in prior companies I was on product development teams guilty of this) to at least get quotations for molds and piece parts for future planning.
PlastiCert recognized this dilemma and evolved itself to fit that small to medium volume market. We no longer just accommodate small and medium quantity customers; we market to and welcome small and medium volume quantities.
As a testament to how we operate, here are some of our metrics from typical annual operations: