Tips For Selecting The Best Plastic Prototyping Partner

Jan 3, 2021

Tips For Selecting The Best Plastic Prototyping Partner 

The current demand for solid prototype companies is high. While there are many companies out there performing prototyping of some kind, their capacities are mostly limited. Businesses and business owners are facing major challenges sourcing out their product(s) to reliable and capable prototyping partners. 

Across commodities, prototyping partners are often chosen for the wrong reasons, mostly due to the cost and/or time factors. While cost is an important factor to consider when selecting the best plastic prototyping partner, there are various other factors that you need to consider. It is important to ensure that your prototype plastic supply partner can deliver all your mold requirements, help with part design modification or adjustments, provide a warranty for their work, and most importantly ensure that you get quality parts. 

Here are important factors to consider, to help you find the best plastic prototyping partner: 

  1. Capabilities 

Your potential prototype plastic supply partner should be capable of evaluating, analyzing, and meeting all your prototyping needs. Before you make a deal, here are a few essential questions you should ask the potential prototyping partner: 

  • What type of services are they including and they can offer?
  • What type of materials do they work with? 
  • What type of technology and tools do they specialized in? 
  • How efficiently and quickly they can produce? 
  1. Experience 

Prototyping is an area where experience is required at both the industry and individual level. It is recommended for prototype supply companies to be knowledgeable, certified, and experienced in various ISO or TS standards. When you are outsourcing your work, it is important to ensure that the prototype plastic supply partner you choose has sufficient knowledge and experience to avoid short-term investment and costly future mistakes. 

  1. Quality 

One of the important factors that you should consider when using a plastic prototyping partner is their level of quality. Be sure to ask your potential supply partners about their operation and how it has improved over the years. Also, take time to ask for a reference from former customers on how efficient the company has been in providing their services. A good prototype company will be happy to freely answer your questions and have many customers who will be happy to vouch for them. 

Are you looking to find the best plastic prototyping partner in your location? RPS Tool and Engineering can help. Contact us for product launch success and long-term growth.