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Our Niche

Dip molding's niche

Our niche market lies between the low-volume, high-piece cost of 3D printing and the high-volume, low-piece cost of Injection molding. 

With 3D printing there is little to no tooling requirements to make a part, but the production rate is exceedingly low making the part-cost very high. Production levels may be under 100/week.  Injection molding has very high tooling and startup costs, which requires very high volume orders to offset the initial investment in tooling.  Modification can be difficult and time consuming, making this method inflexible to evolving products. 

Dip molding has low-cost tooling compared to injection molding.  The production rate of dip molding can exceed five million parts per year with a startup tooling cost between 5-10% of injection molding.  Production levels may be over 100,000/week.  This moderate production demand and low tooling cost is what makes our manufacturing method competitive.