Injection molding broker
From idea to
Maes Insights helps you get to your finished product smoothly. With years of experience in injection molding. From a 100+ well known companies Maes Insights delivers the perfect match in product designers, material suppliers, mold manufacturers and production facilities specifically for your product.
Guiding your injection molding process
Feasability check & Material research
Consider mechanical loads, aesthetics, and machinability when selecting a plastic. It’s important to identify friction and wear requirements, operating temperature ranges, and outdoor or chemical exposure.
Together with Maes insights your guaranteed to find the type of plastic your looking for.
Click on the dots below to get an idea of al the plastic features to think about.
Design, Protoype & CAD modeling
The right engineers use 2D dimensional drawings and the technical specifications to design a 3D model of your product. The aim is to minimize the number of parts and quantity of raw materials and achieve the best product design for the required application. During the injection test period we optimize your mold and validate the products. We jointly release the final product for production. First Time Right is key to all our steps.
Swiftly and efficiently from design to problem-free production.
Testing & Measuring
Verification & Validation
Process Validation is “The collection and evaluation of data, from the process design stage throughout production, which establishes scientific evidence that a process is capable of consistently delivering quality products.”
- To ensure that the design, process, and products are created in a manner to prevent loss of life and harm.
- To produce safe parts for their intended use.
- To reduce part rejection rates.
- To ensure that the part meets the application requirements, specification, and regulatory obligation.
- To prevent part failures in the field.
Moulds & Tooling
In many cases, the mold is the most expensive piece of equipment used in an injection molding process. This is due to the complexity of the mold’s design, which requires precise characteristics and manufacturing methods to assemble a functional unit.
For instance, if you wanted 1,000 washers per year, we would recommend a single cavity mold, meaning it makes one washer per machine cycle. In that case, the mold would probably be $1,000-2,000.
However, needing 100,000 Remote Controllers every month is a different story. For this requirement, you would build a 12 cavity hardened “family” mold which would make four Fronts, four Backs, and four Button Trees every cycle. For this type of mold you’d better have $60-$80,000 or more to invest.
1K, 2K & Cleanroom
There some things you need to take in consideration looking for the right plastic parts manufacturer.
Form: Depending on the geometry of a design, manufacturing options may be limited, or they may require significant design for manufacturing (DFM) optimization to make them economical to produce.
Volume/cost: Some manufacturing processes have high front costs for tooling and setup, but produce parts that are inexpensive on a per-part basis. In contrast, low volume manufacturing processes have low startup costs, but due to slower cycle times, less automation, and manual labor, cost per part remains constant or decreases only marginally when volume increases.
Lead time: Some processes create first parts within 24 hours, while tooling and setup for certain high volume production processes takes months.
Material: The optimal material for a given application is determined by a number of factors. Cost must be balanced against functional and aesthetic requirements. Consider the ideal characteristics for your specific application and contrast them with the available choices in a given manufacturing processes.
Additional services, Product quality & Finish
If you need a large volume of products assembled, it may be a good option to create an automated assembly process that doesn’t need human involvement directly. Automation is an option that pays for itself over time and adds value through machine interaction. Automation can include part movement between work stations, fastening, welding, and kitting.
If you don’t have a large volume or product, or need a minimum amount of human work competed, a semi-automated assembly process may be the right choice. Semi-automated may offer a balance between lower volume workflow and cost impact to the final product.
Some products may only require a small volume at a specific frequency, or have intricate details that can’t be done with a simple machine. In those cases, we have world-class technicians that can manually assemble your product to your exact specifications. This method offers low cost investment with high quality results.
About our services
Maes Insights empowers the plastics industry through our independent, state of the art expertise of all there is to know about plastics, engineering processes and management in the plastics industry.
We’ve now been working with Maes Insights for three years, always with great results. Maes Insights is expert, loyal, pleasant and determined. A strong set of USPs!
“Supported by Maes, we are able to take huge steps forwards. We progress steadily and obtained control of product failure.”
“The developments in the plastics industry progress rapidly. Maes Insights keeps you posted.”
Building on many years of experience, we’ll use our practical insights to optimize your product development and business processes, boosting your efficiency and your team’s results.