With any new product, a business will have to go through several designs and prototypes until they reach the final end-product. A prototype is the first proof on concept, and tweaking this initial design allows inventions to evolve into real, useful products. Since a number of these initial variations will never be sold or mass produced, it’s usually best to find affordable ways of producing them and then invest more in the finalized product design once it’s ready. While dip molding is used for a wide variety of applications (including, but not limited to, medical equipment, electronics, and military items), it is also an excellent choice for manufacturing prototypes. Here’s why:
Dip molding is cost-effective
Dip molding provides a number of benefits for businesses that want to make prototypes, but perhaps the most important is the cost. Businesses, reasonably enough, want to keep their prototypes cheap so that they can spend more money on the final end-product. By using a basic mold, dip molding can create prototypes at a low production cost, allowing small runs to be produced at an affordable rate.
It takes little time
When creating a new product, businesses will need their prototypes as soon as possible in order to check for problems and to see how their product actually functions. Dip molded prototypes can be delivered in a short period of time, allowing businesses to find problem areas and fix them as soon as they can. They can also create different version of the prototype, such as in different colors of finishes, out of the same mold, again lowering cost.
Dip molding provides a variety of properties
Finally, dip molding features a wide range of properties, such as hardness, clarity, and electrical insulation. There are many benefits to dip molding for businesses of all sizes, but especially for small businesses that are in the process of creating, testing and refining new products before sending them out to market.
At Piper Plastics, we specialize in providing quality dip molding and coating services at competitive prices. If you have a prototype you would like to build with dip molding, or would like to learn more about creating test products with this convenient technology, give us a call at 800-966-9919.