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Low Volume Production

Risk-Free Low-Volume Manufacturing for All Your Needs

Bringing a new product into the market or bringing an old one into a newer market? Low-volume manufacturing is quick and affordable solution geared at mitigating product development risks associated with introducing new products to new markets. Unlike the high risk and high capital requirement associated with high-volume production that can run into hundreds of thousands or even million units, low-volume manufacturing is a popular philosophy in general manufacturing that has helped several new products navigate the risky journey of idea to product quickly and affordably without compromising on quality standards.
At Firstmold, we achieve low-volume manufacturing with any one or a combination of two of four technologies namely CNC machining, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Rapid Tooling and Polyurethane Vacuum Casting. Firstmold has no minimum order requirements, and can deliver anything between 1 to 1000 units in as quick as 1 to 7 days, and can make low-volume parts that are accurate to 0.005” in dimensions and tolerances.

Our Advantages and Benefits for your Manufacturing

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Complex geometry capabilities

With Additive manufacturing, Polyurethane vacuum casting and CNC machining capabilities, we are fully capable of building the most complex designs that will reflect the most intricate details in every single unit of your product.

 

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We offer hands-on design-for-manufacturing analysis, helping our clients explore potential causes of failures, design inconsistencies and avenue for cost savings or performance optimization to ensure we only manufacture the best of parts. Low MOQs. At Firstmold, we work with every client irrespective of their volume needs. Our quality injection molding solutions are open to everyone. We have low minimum order quantities to meet the budget or production requirements of all our clients.

Shorter leadtimes to gain market edge

Got tight deadlines? Looking to beat the competition? Our in-house capacity and network of vetted manufacturing suppliers is all you need to get your part into production in no-time.

 

Exemplary quality in our operations

A clear indication of our unrelenting dedication to quality in our manufacturing processes.

 

Extensive options to fit your needs

Explore a wide array of materials and finishes to deliver whatever is needed on your project. Our material ranges for low-volume production is excellent for incorporating functional properties into your part, while our finishing options will augment the cosmetic appearance and functionality of your parts.

 

Perfect Tolerances

Our low-volume solutions like CNC machining, Rapid Tooling and Vacuum Casting, are capable of making parts that require complex geometrical structures, high dimensional accuracy and tight tolerances to fit and perform as required. Firstmold can achieve tolerances up to+0.005 inches. Should tighter tolerances be required, we shall evaluate the feasibility, while leadtimes and production costs will increase.

See What Our Customers Said

“When we first requested CNC machining, we tried to contact First Part.They responded within hours with prices, delivery times and suggestions for our requirements. I am really satisfied with their professional service and high quality control. I would recommend them to my friends Without hesitation.”

──Brown Abraham

“We have been cooperated with First Part in CNC machining for 6 years. From design to finished product delivery, First Part provides excellent CNC machining professional services and high quality products. Normally, within 12 hours or shorter which helps a lot. We feel they are one of the best CNC machine shop in China.”
── Colin Martinez
“First Part is our the most satisfactory CNC machine shop. They are high efficiency and high quality control. Since 2016, we have cooperated with them on many projects, they also provided professional CNC machining suggestions to help us complete the projects. That’s why they’re such a great CNC machine shop.”

── Jackon Brown

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Prototypes and Finished Parts in 4 Simple Steps

1. Upload Project Designs

Upload your project design and tell us all the important details

2. Receive and Confirm Quote

Receive a free Design for Manufacturing review and accompany quote. Once you accept the quote, you can take the next steps and start working with us to make the perfect part

3. Accept Design for Manufacturing Reviews

once We get the confirmation, your job will begin

4. Receive your part

Get your prototypes or custom parts with agreed specifications and finishes delivered right to your doorstep

Materials

Low-volume manufacturing can be executed with just about every material suitable for mass manufacturing. At Firstmold, our low-volume production services are compatible with materials in the plastic, metal and elastomer categories. We understand the importance of material compatibility, which is why we stock materials that will help our clients deliver on the quality, functionality, strength and any other specifications for their product. Some of the materials available include:

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Metals

  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Alloy Steel
  • Soft Steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Inconel

Plastics

  • ABS PE
  • PLA PVC
  • PEI Acrylic
  • TPU Nylon
  • TPR PEEK
  • Resin PET
  • Delrin PP
  • POM PC
  • PTFE PS

Others

  • Rubbers/Elastomers
  • Customer-supplied materials

Finishes

At Firstmold, we offer a number of post-processing solutions like surface treatment and finishing to help perfect the look, feel and performance of your parts. Explore our list of die casting finishes below:

  • Standard
  • Brushing
  • Polishing
  • High gloss polishing
  • Bead Blasting
  • Painting

Other Finishing Capabilities

  • Tinting
  • Anodizing
  • Soft-touch painting
  • Crome coating & Metal Platingh
  • Logo & Symbols
  • Powder coating

Learn more about our other finishing capabilities

Industries

Firstmold serves a broad range of clients across a range of industries. Our manufacturing solutions are widely employed in the medical, consumer products, automotive, aerospace, Robotics & Automation and defense industries. We have over 20 years of experience in prototype development, product development and mass production during which we have evolved along with the industry-best practices, equipment and capabilities. Our pool of seasoned engineers are adept at optimizing design and executing production with high precision. We provide a superior advantage garnered through our understanding of the different context and nuances for product development across every industry.

Automotive
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Aerospace and Defense
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Medical
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Make custom precision parts with reduced weight and exquisite design from plastic and metal components.

Optimize efficiency, reduce weight and mitigate flight risks with our custom manufacturing materials for the aerospace industry.

Surgical-grade parts, wearables and bio-compatible components that meet FDA requirements to deliver life-saving solutions.

Electronics
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Consumer Products
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Robotics & Automation
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Achieve tight tolerances and complex geometries in consumer electronic products to cater to the various style and class of your end-users.

Create exquisite design that is affordable and scalable to cater to the ever-changing consumer product trends.

Eliminate downtimes and boost efficiency with on-demand components that keep production running while integrating with existing lines and complimentary technology.

Additional Resources & FAQs

1. What is Low-volume Manufacturing?

Generally speaking, low-volume manufacturing umbrellas all production volumes that fall within the range of one to ten thousand units.

2. How does It work?

There’s no standard technique or general process for low-volume manufacturing. However, CNC machining, Polyurethane vacuum casting and 3D printing can be used to deliver low-volume quantities.

3.What materials can you use with Low-volume Manufacturing?

Plastic, Metals, Rubber-like and Elastomeric materials can all be used for low-volume manufacturing solutions.

4.Why should I opt for Low-volume Manufacturing?

Factors like speed, cost, and ability to capture new markets faster are all advantages of deploying low-volume solutions. Another benefit lies in the ability to detect design or product faults before embarking on mass tooling and production.

5.How quickly can you produce parts?

Low-volume solutions like CNC machining, 3D Printing and Vacuum casting have quick leadtimes and can deliver prototypes and finished parts within 24 hours to 7 days.