4 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Injection Molding

4 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Injection Molding


Mar 15, 2023

Blog Plastics 4 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Injection Molding

Injection molding is becoming increasingly relevant in the global plastics industry. Its versatility has enabled widespread applications across countless industries, with some key end-use fields being medical devices and pharmaceuticals, automotive, agriculture, and packaging.

As well as being versatile, injection molding offers absolute cost-effectiveness, ease, convenience, and efficiency. This has helped it maintain its dominance in the processing of polymers to render products for everyday use. Indeed, BCC Research predicts considerable growth in the global market, with estimates that it will reach $240.9 billion by 2027, up from $187.7 billion in 2022.

Injection molding has a huge number of advantages, but producing custom plastic parts and components requires expert knowledge. If you’re striving for high precision, quality, competitive pricing, and quick turnaround, this fact is only amplified.

Coordinating the process of injection molding can be tricky and complicated to perform in-house. Fortunately, streamlining the process by outsourcing your injection molding can offer a host of benefits.

4 reasons to outsource injection molding

  1. Save on costs

Every injection molding project has its own unique set of needs and challenges. Often, manufacturers are hit with hidden costs in the manufacturing of molded components. While it may initially appear reasonably priced, investments in infrastructure to achieve the desired outcomes can occur later down the line.

Outsourcing the custom parts can help avoid spending on added extras. You can reap the benefits of all the available resources without investing in in-house labor and overheads. Professional injection molders have already made investments in the required equipment, maintenance, and trained personnel – making your job a lot easier.

  1. Economies of scale

Contract manufacturers have a far greater production capacity than in-house injection molding systems. On account of the sheer volume of their production, contract manufacturers have already evaluated the leading vendors in the industry. They have also established strong relationships with premium suppliers for the best products available.

By outsourcing the activity to a specialist, companies can take advantage of these networks along with access to quick turnarounds, specialty materials, higher production volumes, and rapid response times.

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  1. Streamline your inventory

Optimal production capacity coupled with large-scale inventory resources also enables contract manufacturers to accelerate the production of new products. Having the right component quantities available at the right time can be a challenge, but turnkey manufacturers play a key role in making this possible. Outsourcing not only helps you get products to market more quickly, but it also helps keep your timescales in check, avoiding any unexpected time delays due to unavailable components.

  1. Elevate your product quality

Contract manufacturers are experts in what they do. They can offer experienced project designers, certified quality management, dedicated administrative staff, and state-of-the-art machinery that all play a key role in producing parts with precision and quality.

Rather than trying to spin too many plates, outsourcing allows a dedicated expert to take care of a tricky process. This will give you higher quality products than ones produced in-house, and free up your time to dedicate elsewhere.

In a nutshell…

Injection molding is inordinately useful. It helps produce an array of products including consumer packaging, car bumpers, household products, and much more. While the rate of faulty production is falling, it’s still an area that requires dedicated expertise to perform.

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    Olivia Lowden

    Written By Olivia Lowden

    Olivia Lowden is a Junior Copywriter at BCC Research, writing content on everything from sustainability to fintech. Before beginning at BCC Research, she received a First-Class Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

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