What qualities are you evaluating when searching for a mold making company? How do you qualify a mold builder as a preferred vendor? You probably have a thorough, detailed and organized method of granting vendor approval, including a Quality audit. As part of your formal process, some critical standards stand out as critically important over others, those would be:
- Engineering Capabilities including modern and updated design software such as UniGraphics or Solidworks with 2D print and file sharing options
- Quality of overall work performed including product quality of steel and components used in addition to high machining quality with modern and automated equipment, checked for accuracy
- Delivery Performance – on time delivery ratio including capacity limits and premium delivery options
Not all mold making companies have kept up with the times and invested in the modern technology available to mold makers today. With computer driven milling centers and workhorse EDM machines humming all day, the modern mold making shop must be well versed in the computer driven equipment. Equipment today can hold several programs, constantly checking for accuracy while doing the work it is programmed to do. Creating these programs takes skill and knowledge of the mold making process from an experienced mold design engineer.
Quality of Overall Work Performed
Sourcing a mold making company that is registered to ISO9001 standards gives you added assurances that the quality of product and service will be to your specification. ISO9001:2015 standards require measuring performance and implementing continual improvement projects, with quick response time to meet the overall goal – total customer satisfaction.
As part of internal audits with an ISO registered company, delivery performance should have a positive ratio with an explanation for any late deliveries. Mold making shops that use modern technology and perform advanced quality planning procedures delivery quality tools on time, with critical areas planned ahead.
Top notch mold making shops like Michiana Global Mold provide all of these services, in addition to sampling and checking parts for accuracy prior to delivery.
Michiana Global Mold can assist you with your demanding supply chain requirements with modern engineering capabilities, registration to ISO9001:2015 providing on-time delivery of quality product. Contact us today for a FREE design consultation and to learn more about our multi-tool discount program.