Here are some things you need to consider as a buyer of plastic injection molded parts

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In this final part of our three-part series on plastic injection molding, we will tell you what it takes to buy plastic injection moldings. You can read the first two parts about the history and process of plastic injection molding.

Plastic injection molding, as you might already know, is a quick and efficient way of mass-producing plastic products such as food containers, furniture, and toys. It is very likely that any common plastic object you come…


This is how plastic injection molding works

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In the first part of our three-part series on plastic injection molding, you read about the history of this multifaceted process of manufacturing large volumes of common-use plastic products. To recap, plastic injection molding is a technique by which hot molten plastic is injected into a customized metal mold. The plastic is then cooled, causing it to solidify and take the shape of the mold. …


A quick read on the evolution of plastic injection molding

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World War II is a dark period in history. But did you know that the great conflict that split the world into two opposing sides was also a time of opportunity, development, and progress for an emerging plastic industry? With aluminum, copper, steel, and other metals becoming precious commodity allocated solely for military use, plastics came into their own as a manufacturing material. …


Doing your homework before even reaching out to suppliers will get you one step closer to success.

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Manufacturing has always been the strong point of China. With the economy and industries getting on to the road of recovery post the pandemic related lockdowns, China is set to regain its historical position as a leading manufacturer of many goods.

For many Amazon sellers and customers, poor quality of products sourced from China is often a concern. However, China has the proven capability of manufacturing high quality goods. …


You can add huge value to your business with contract manufacturing as long as you do it right.

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Known as the “World’s factory,” China’s manufacturing sector accounted for close to one-third of the world’s manufacturing output in past few years. On the popular marketplace Alibaba alone, there are millions of active sellers and buyers. Given the magnitude of options, finding the right manufacturer for contract manufacturing in China can be a daunting task.

From background checks to quality system auditing, establishing a rapport, to negotiating deals, there are several intricacies involved in…


You can find great suppliers in China for stamped parts. Here are a few tips for getting started.

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China has continued to be a preferred manufacturing location for Amazon sellers despite the trade tensions in the recent times. Among the multitude of products sourced from China are stamped metal parts that find numerous applications in different industries.

Whether you are looking to source door handles, lighting parts, metal latches or other stamped metal parts for various industries and applications, you will need to consider these top five factors:

#1: Understand the basics of metal stamping

Before you start contacting…


China is huge when it comes to plastic injection molding. You can tap into that.

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Plastic items such as toys, utensils, medical devices, water bottles, food containers and other devices have become indispensable in our daily lives. Most other components and products used in various industrial, automotive and construction sectors also involve many plastic parts.

While plastic has continued to be a popular material that finds numerous applications, the process of manufacturing plastic has improved over time. …


There are many things that you need to consider while sourcing from China. Here is a list of the top 7 things you should keep in mind while trying to manufacture and source products in die casting, metal stamping and plastic injection moulding

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Price to manufacture

This is a topic that usually ends as one of the major discussion points between the purchaser and supplier. To avoid unexpected surprises or costs, one must bear in mind that price almost always impacts quality. This is often a consequence of small (MOQ) Minimum Order Quantities which often…


It can be difficult or frustrating when things go wrong. Here are the 5 common complaints about manufactured goods from China and how you can protect yourself against them.

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There are many advantages of manufacturing in low-cost regions such as China, as several of our previous blogs have elaborated upon. (See: What & how you can outsource to lower manufacturing costs and The proven guide to finding a manufacturer in China).

In this blog, however, I’d like to talk a little about one disadvantage: When things go wrong, it can be difficult…


The essential guide while sourcing from China and other low-cost manufacturing countries from a top rated China Sourcing Agent.

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1. Spend time looking for the right supplier

A Google, Bing or Yahoo search is the default option for many people seeking to source products from China. You can also go to online sourcing platforms such as Alibaba, Global Sources and Made in China, which connect buyers to suppliers in China.

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We are a China Manufacturing and Sourcing Agent with offices in the US, China and Sweden. We get the right price, quality and lead time. www.sourcingallies.com

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