Low-Volume Manufacturing Service

100 to 100,000+ Metal or Plastic Parts

Many designers, engineers, and companies consider prototyping and mass production as their main goals when considering product development.
In most cases, there are also some that do not have that large production volume, and for those who need a small number of finished parts (ranging from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands), small batch manufacturing is the best choice. By using professional prototyping and manufacturing services like ours, our customers are able to get the exact number of parts they want, regardless of the final quantity.

We will assist you every step of the way, from initial product design reviews and quotations to quality checks of newly manufactured parts. In addition to focusing on prototyping and series production, we are also experts in small-batch production. Contact our team of experts today for a free project review and initial quote. If you need to prototype first to validate your design, check out our rapid prototyping services.

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Our Services

Plastic Injection Molding

We offer high-quality aluminum prototype tooling and hardened steel tooling for both low-volume production needs of plastic parts. When using our plastic injection molding technology, you can select from a wide range of plastic resins, as well as customized colors and finishes.

Sheet Metal Fabrication

If you need low-volume production of durable and end-use metal parts, you can also utilize sheet metal fabrication. Our sheet metal fabrication service includes bending, punching, and cutting standard gauge metal for both prototypes and low volume production runs, giving you exactly what you need in a brief

Pressure Die Casting

Although pressure die casting is typically used for large-run manufacturing, we have taken it upon itself to offer this service for low-volume production as well. Like injection molding, we use certified machines and pressure casting dies to create parts from molten metal. These castings can be made from materials like zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, and a variety

CNC Machining

We offer a range of precision CNC machining services, including milling, turning, EDM (electrical discharge machining), surface grinding, and more. With our precision 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machining centers, combined with other advanced capabilities and our experienced

Aluminum & Plastic Extrusion

Many prototyping and low-volume service companies normally reject low-volume extrusion projects, but these fit our capabilities very well.

Investment Casting

Investment Casting is a very cost-efficient way to make medium and high-volume metal parts in aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, etc. Combine with additive manufacturing, the pattern can be made without making tooling. That means we can also cast complex metal parts.

What is Low-Volume Manufacturing

In order to decide whether a low-volume manufacturing service is right for your production needs, it’s important to first understand exactly what low-volume manufacturing is. At the surface, the term is relatively self-explanatory. Low-volume manufacturing is a specialised service that offers mass-production quality parts in a small volume, generally limited to 100,000 parts or fewer – depending on the manufacturing technique used.

Although mass production is still the best choice for high-volume needs, low-volume manufacturing has become increasingly popular across a number of industries. Why is that? Well, low-volume manufacturing allows our customers to invest less time and money into tooling and materials, while also providing faster access to markets. Other advantages include more rapid response to shorter product life cycles, essentially acting as the critical step in between prototyping and mass production.

It’s relatively easy to understand the basic definition low-volume manufacturing, but what are the benefits of this service? Let’s explore this question deeper in the following section.

Advantages of Low-Volume Manufacturing

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Are you wondering how low-volume manufacturing can help your product go from concept to completion? There are a number of advantages to using this service that you may not know about. Here are the most prominent benefits

  • By producing a small-run of parts or products, you will gain rapid access to emerging markets before the competition.
  • Compared to full-scale production, low-volume manufacturing will reduce the cost of tooling without requiring any minimum orders.
  • Low-volume manufacturing enables you to shorten overall production lead times, saving you time and energy when it comes to product development.
  • If there’s an encounter with shorter product life styles, low-volume manufacturing allows you to respond quickly and iterate parts in a more optimal way.
  • Lower exposure to unnecessary financial expenditure, keeping you from breaking the bank on high-volume production.
  • Lastly, the quick turnaround that comes with low-volume manufacturing also allows for faster design changes, reducing costs and overall production time.
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