Low-volume Production Service
Risk-Free Low-Volume Manufacturing for All Your Needs
Our Advantages and Benefits for your Manufacturing
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2. Quotation Reply
and Disgn Advices
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3.Create BOM and
Raw Material Preparation
The PMC department issues the production plan, while the purchasing department prepares the raw materials
and Quality Control
Schedule production according to the production plan and make the quality control
Low-Volume Production 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.
Low-Volume Production Finishes
Additional Resources & FAQs
Additional Resources & FAQs
Low-volume production refers to the manufacturing of a relatively small number of parts or products. This production method is often used for testing purposes, small-scale production, or to bridge the gap between the prototype stage and full-scale production. Low-volume production typically involves the use of specialized equipment and processes that are designed to produce a smaller number of parts at a lower cost than traditional mass production methods.
Low-volume production is a good option when you need a small quantity of parts or products, typically less than 10,000 units, but don’t want to invest in the high upfront costs of traditional mass production methods such as injection molding or die casting. It’s also a good option for prototyping, testing, or when you need to quickly produce parts or products for market testing or early stage production. Low-volume production allows for flexibility and customization without the high tooling costs associated with mass production methods.
The benefits of low-volume production include lower upfront costs, faster turnaround times, greater flexibility for customization, and reduced waste. Low-volume production can also provide an opportunity to test and refine your design before investing in mass production, potentially saving time and money in the long run. Additionally, low-volume production can allow for greater agility in response to market demand and changes in product design.
Low-volume production can benefit a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer electronics, and more. It’s particularly useful for industries that require customized or specialized parts and products, or for those that require a fast turnaround time for prototyping or early-stage production. Low-volume production can also be beneficial for startups or small businesses that require a smaller quantity of parts or products to launch their business or test their product in the market.
The materials used in low-volume production can vary depending on the specific application and industry, but typically include plastics, metals, and elastomers. Common materials include ABS, polycarbonate, nylon, aluminum, stainless steel, and silicone rubber. The choice of material depends on the requirements of the part or product, including strength, durability, flexibility, and temperature resistance.
Yes, low-volume production can be an excellent option for prototyping, especially for parts that will eventually be manufactured using low-volume production methods. By using low-volume production for prototyping, clients can test their product and make design iterations before committing to larger production runs.
The minimum order quantity for low-volume production can vary depending on the manufacturing process and material being used. At Firstmold, we offer low-volume production services with no minimum order quantity, allowing our clients to produce the exact number of parts they need without any excess waste or cost.