Most costumer outsource mould making to China as low cost. It is better to know follow question before buy mould from China. Or it will be a long story happen with you.
Why outsource mould making to China?
1. Does China mould maker has engineering and tooling making skill for high quality mould making?
After 30+ years’ developing, China mould manufacturers have learn and get engineering and mould making skills well. The mould making technology is bring by HK Company and Taiwan Company before. The engineers and master mould makers teach their trainee and relative after they change job.
The other technology is that the CNC machine could machining better as it is upgrade years by years. So there is no problem for China mould makers to maker good quality plastic injection mould.
2. Does China still has low price for mould making?
The labor cost of China increases year by year. But there is still long way to reach Euro or America. Even Obama Govement ask Made Back IN US. The real thing is that the industries relate to mould manufacturing is pollute environment. It will takes lots of cost for Protect Environment. Other solution is that China mould makers have very strong Integration capability. So China still has competitive price.
3. Does China mould maker offer satisfy service?
More and more China mould makers hire technical sales, who are good at technique and English communication. As we all know, the technique requirement is the most important thing for mould manufacturing, and now a lot of salesman are good at CAD drawing, materials choosing and mould making process, so they could offer customer satisfy service.
4. Is it usually delay for mould shipping?
Delay is very bad in business, many China mould maker use ERP system to control the project develop. We learn from ERP system, and 95% mould is deliver on time.
5. How can they offer mould maintenance service?
As a small mould maker, we deliver mould with 2D/3D design drawings, NC programming data contained in a CD, EDM copper, interchangeable inserts, wearing parts with mould shipping too. So that you could maintenance mould or change mould easier.