As we've seen in the news lately, more U.S. companies are looking to near-shore or re-shore their manufacturing, whether it be in response to recent trends or to efficiently introduce new products to market. There are many benefits to moving production to the United States. While planning for this new year (and beyond), consider taking these seven benefits into account.
As green movements gain traction across the globe and consumers increasingly seek out sustainable products, many manufacturers are implementing eco-friendly initiatives throughout their work processes.
At The Rodon Group, we’re committed to nurturing an ethos of environmental sustainability in everything we do. Over the years, we’ve instituted a number of green initiatives, all of which have helped us become one of the most sustainable leaders in the plastic injection molding industry.
These green initiatives have allowed us to streamline our manufacturing process in order to reduce excess packaging, transportation costs and carbon output, waste, water consumption, and energy. Below, we’ve outlined four of our major sustainability efforts.
Happy holidays! Its hard to believe that 2016 is coming to end. We've had a busy, exciting year creating content with the goal of helping individuals and companies become better informed about plastic injection molding and U.S. manufacturing. With more than 50 articles in 2016, we covered a lot of territory.
Last week we featured a blog post by guest author Benn Lamm focusing on how to look for American made products. He offered several great tips on how to determine where a product was made while you're looking for American-made products this holiday season.
With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to provide some helpful tips when looking for American-made products. Below is a guest post from Benjamin Lamm at Label Land, LLC, an American clothing label company located in NJ. Benjamin is a content specialist, writer, musician, father and husband (not necessarily in that order!)
Design engineers have various options when choosing a plastic injection molding process to best suit their specific application. Each of the three primary methods — hydraulic, electric, and hybrid — feature unique benefits and drawbacks. To make the right selection for your project, it’s important to have a full understanding of how these methods differ and what they can offer you.
American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 4th annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming 2016 holiday season to show their support for U.S. manufacturing.
With over 16,000 injection molding and plastic manufacturing facilities in the United States, there is no shortage of companies to choose from. When choosing a provider, many factors should be taken into consideration, including capabilities, quality assurance, cost, company reputation, and delivery time. Finding the right plastic injection molder to fit your needs may seem daunting, but determining your volume requirements first and foremost — and how they may shift over time — will help narrow down your options.
As you’ll see below, plastic injection molding providers usually specialize in one of three volume classifications:
The world is full of creative people with creative ideas. Crowd sourcing websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help entrepreneurs refine their products and raise capital. But what happens when these designers and engineers want to take their ideas to market? They need to determine the processes required to manufacturer their invention. Even the largest companies with a wide range of resources might not truly understand about the injection molding process and how important it is that a part be designed for manufacturability.
What Exactly is Turnkey Manufacturing?
Turnkey manufacturing is a full-service manufacturing process in which one company sees through all aspects of a client’s project — from design to tooling to quality control to packing and shipping, leaving the customer with a finished, ready-to-use product.
There are numerous benefits to turnkey manufacturing, from cost savings to streamlined communication. Below, we’ll explore some of these advantages.
Shorter Production Times
In the constantly evolving world of manufacturing, “time is money” rings just as true as it did years ago. When multiple firms are working on one project, miscommunication and disorganization are much more likely, which often results in delays. Turnkey services, however, can significantly cut down on production times as all communication and coordination are streamlined and contained within one team at one company.
An experienced turnkey provider will have an established system in place and an organized team that can get jobs completed efficiently, safely, and on-time. If issues or setbacks do arise, it’s much easier for just one company to tackle them.