Off Shore Tool Sourcing
In today's competitive environment, it is not advantageous but sometimes mandated that we seek global alternatives for our tooling sources. It is not always practical as much of our business falls into the category of ”Technical Molding“, and some of the more technical molds have to be made in the US. But when applicable, we do have selected sources in various countries in both Europe and Asia.
We have developed an extensive control program consisting of explicit tooling requirements and regimented follow-up. The mold design is reviewed extensively by our engineering team and must conform to our strict requirements. When you get the design for review, there is little to do but approve gate and ejector pin locations. We have assured that our suppliers are knowledgeable in the theories of scientific molding and require them to confirm the process window of the mold before shipment. For more critical applications, our process engineer is on hand for the first shots at the mold maker.
With the program checks and balances we have in place, we assure that Global Sourcing is a pleasant and successful experience.