Our Outstanding Low-Volume Manufacturing Capability
RapidDone are a trustworthy and reliable manufacturer, we have broad production experienced and stronger manufacturing capability to handle your orders. When choosing the best low-run manufacturing services, always rely on RapidDone, we are great for your business enhancement.
What Is Low-Volume Manufacturing
It’s relatively easy for people to understand mass production, this is a popular way for high-volume production to fulfill high quantity orders.
Low-volume manufacturing, on the other hand, refers to small run production with medium quantity. Depending on different manufacturing techniques and processing methods, the order quantity is a medium figure range from 100 to 50K pieces.
In the manufacturing industry, this way allows less time and money into production progress, getting more variety and customization for the product. Therefore, it becomes more and more popular across a number of industries.
The Typical Low-Volume Manufacturing Processes
A variety of machining processes have been developed for this service today. As a traditional on-demand part manufacturer, RapidDone is an expert when it comes to low-volume manufacturing.
We offer extensive in-house small-run production services and deliver quality solutions to our customers, the most common processes include vacuum casting, CNC manufacturing, metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, extrusion, and finishing.
1. Precision CNC Machining
CNC machining is an ideal way to create complex parts with high precision, it is wildly used in almost all manufacturing word. Besides, it does not ask for tooling, the parts can be created without a quantity limit requirement, it is the most important and perfect way for small volume production.
In RapidDone, we take this process and have created thousands of projects for our customers.
2. Customized Sheet Metal Fabrication
This machining process is used to create sheet metal parts with standard gauge sheet metal material. With this process, it does not require high-cost tooling. This makes it possible to run into production easily and perfectly meets the requirement of a small run order.
RapidDone can take our professional service to offer a cost-effective solution for your manufacturing needs.
3. Rapid Plastic Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding is ideal for making thousands of plastic parts in mass production. Meanwhile, we can simplify this process as a rapid injection molding to fit with low-volume molded parts.
At RapidDone, we can use this process to create high precision plastic parts at very high efficiency with a low unit cost.
4. Extrusion Production
Aluminum and plastic extrusion can help you to create the same section of aluminum parts easily at a low cost. It needs an extrusion tool but it is cheap, so it is proper to use it in low-run manufacturing.
5. 3D Printing Production
Unlike plastic injection molding, 3D printing does not ask for a tool to produce parts, this saves huge time and money on the tool. Besides, it makes the design to be flexible that the part design can be changed at any time during the production. Therefore, 3D printing is a cost-effective, faster, and more flexible solution for low-run production than other traditional methods.
6. Die Casting Production
Die Casting is a very cost-efficient way to make a high volume of aluminum alloy parts. However, it also can be used in the low run build with a competitive cost. Especially when we build complex metal parts, it is much cheaper than the CNC machining method.
Why Low-Volume Manufacturing
This is a fact that mass production is the best choice for high-volume needs. However, due to the fast development of advanced computer software, other machining technology, low-volume manufacturing slowly turns more and more popular.
Why? Because there are a lot of benefits with small batch production. Based on our experience, below are the main points.
1. Bring More Flexibility To Product Design
Low volume production usually means less part quantity. Once the product design change comes, it does not greatly impact the order progress, this can take less cost lost.
Besides, both 3-D printing and CNC machining are flexible machining processes. If there is a design tweak, the factory can stop production right away. At the same time, the new design can immediately be run into the machining progress.
This gives people more room to design a better product for the market.
2. Save Cost
First, as mentioned above, it can save a big cost from the production progress due to the redesign issue.
Besides, it can save costs from the tool. Compared to low volume production, the tool for high volume needs to be more durable, this usually takes more time and high cost.
3. Pilot and Bridge Production
According to the ISO product design procedure, there are three design phases: engineer design stage, pilot production stage, and mass production stage.
It means that it is important to have a pilot production before mass production. Usually, the pilot production quantity is from 50-500sets with a fast turn-around requirement. The low volume manufacturing here can take the role of pilot production perfectly as bridge production.
4. Lower Production Lead Time
Due to the big flexibility of production, the low-run manufacturing service can have the order finished at a quick lead time.
Lower lead time is an important parameter for your market strategy, you’ll have a quicker route to market and take up more sales opportunities than your competitors.
Start Your Next Low-Volume Project Today
Low-volume manufacturing brings a lot of profits to manufacturers, it has become more and more important and popular today.
RapidDone is a rapid on-demand manufacturing company, we can offer the best made-to-order services including both prototyping services and production services. If you have any projects with medium quantity, it is ideal to consider our service.
Send us an inquiry now, our team will follow up quickly and give you back with a complete solution.