The modern supply chain is more complex and unpredictable than ever. When looking at injection molding this statement is increasingly true. From sourcing polymers and hardened steel to identifying machine shops and contract molders, every aspect of the injection molding supply chain has been impacted in one way or another. Lead times for mold tools and molded parts have ballooned from 4-6 weeks to 3-4 months. With looming shortages in the pipeline for skilled toolmakers and process engineers it is increasingly likely that these supply chain woes are here to stay. Going forward, it is crucial that preventative measures are taken to mitigate the impact of the modern supply chain to productivity.
This is where rapid injection molding comes into play. In this presentation, you will learn about how to navigate the injection molding supply chain leveraging rapid injection molding. Highlighting Fortify’s Digital Tooling resin, attendees can expect to garner a deeper understanding of the impact that rapid injection molding has on supply chain uncertainty. Through the lens of case studies, we will take a dive into when and how to implement printed mold tooling to existing workflows. This will cover strategies for providing supply chain certainty across various steps to the injection molding journey.
- Participants will be able to articulate how rapid injection molding can provide certainty to an unpredictable supply chain.
- Participants will be able to list the stages of the injection molding journey where they should leverage rapid injection molding.
- Participants will be able to define the bottlenecks in the supply chain that rapid injection molding can solve.