How to Keep the Process of Making a Rubber Product Affordable
At times, the initial investment needed to get a rubber component made might prevent you from going forward. While getting your product made might seem like an expensive prospect at the outset, there are ways to help bring down the price and make the process profitable for you. If you’re having trouble with the cost of getting your product made, here are some ways you can keep the process affordable and keep your idea moving towards becoming a reality.
Create a Prototype to Raise Funds
A rapid prototype of your product allows you to have a physical item to help refine your final product assembly without having to commit to a large production run. Having a product for sales and demonstrations can help you test your custom product and to get your products done and bring them to market. With rapid prototyping, you can have this product in hand in a matter of days or weeks so you can continue to make progress without any long delays.
Find Savings Throughout the Manufacturing Process
Offsetting the cost of having a custom rubber or silicone mold created is a priority for having a real part to test. There are several ways to manage costs throughout the process to help make the entire process more affordable. Choosing the right kind of molding is one way to keep things affordable. Rubber injection molding typically wastes very little rubber as the rubber is injected into the cavity and allowed to fill the the cavity. An experienced manufacturer like Rubber Industries, Inc., knows where this is likely to happen and will closely monitor the mold during the process to ensure the best possible quality with the most competitive lifecycle cost.
Place a Large Order
Rubber Industries, Inc can offer a lower price if you are willing to place a larger order, and may also offer a discount on the steel mold if you purchase multiple molds for your projects. The volume of the order allows us to cut expenses during production. For example, if you use the same color throughout a large run, there is no need to stop production and change out the material. This allows the entire run to be done in one pass, saving time and money.
If your product combines multiple materials, you can avoid assembly costs by using rubber to metal bonded technology during production. Overmolding silicone to aluminum, stainless steel or glass filled nylon allows you to fuse two parts of your design together in a much more permanent bond than glue creates and takes out expensive labor for handling multiple parts while having to deal with the expense of a glue that won't work as well as the heat activated chemical overmolding process. Having both materials made into a part in the same facility saves on both time and money.
If you’re looking for ways to make the process of creating your product more affordable, working with an experienced manufacturer can help you in ways you may not have realized. At Rubber Industries, we help clients choose the right material for their budget and keep turnaround times low, so you can start selling your product as fast as possible. Contact us today to get a quote for your production needs.