When you’ve decided to get your part or project made in thermoplastic, your next step is to find the right fabricator or manufacturer. Here are five questions you should ask a thermoplastics company to determine if they are the right fit for you:
- Are they experienced? Thermoplastic manufacturing is both a science and an art. Your project is likely to be a worthwhile expense, so you want to ensure that you’re getting someone who has experience doing similar projects and can provide you with case studies, samples, or testimonials for their work.
- Do they have relationships in their target industries? While skill is an essential factor in choosing a plastics manufacturer, look for one who forms long-term relationships within their customers’ industries. This allows them to understand trends and innovations better to provide you with the best design advice possible.
- Do they offer design support? Choose a manufacturer who provides design support and advice. They’ve likely created similar parts for other businesses and can help advise on the best specs so you get the best end product possible with minimal material wastage.
- What’s their turn-around time? Ask about their expected turn-around time for a project like yours. Be sure to include time for shipping and delivery of the parts if needed.
Are they ISO 9001:2015 certified? This helps ensure their commitment to excellence for them themselves and quality for their customers.
Do you have any questions about working with a thermoplastics manufacturer? Send us your specs, and we’ll provide a quote and project plan for you.