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Made in the USA

We see all kinds of new projects come across our desks these days where the client really wants to say to the public at large that his/her product is, "Made in the USA". Why do you suppose this is? Is it the economy spurring some kind of patriotism that forces us to dig deep and "Buy American" or is it simply a quality concern and American pride that assumes "made in the USA" is somehow, someway better than "made in China".

Not too many years ago, 30 to 40 years, Americans were lusting after their own products and slamming the Japanese products (calling them cheap and poorly manufactured). Something happened along the way and now we equate Japanese manufacturing techniques with world class and some of the highest and best in many manufacturing arenas.

Until new device manufacturer's in today’s world economy realize that there is value associated with the cost of American made goods and services, the end user will continue to pay the price of having to purchase substandard goods because the manufacturer went cheep with its methods and suppliers. You know the saying "You get what you pay for!" 

In injection molding we have seen a migration of plastics to China. While it makes sense for a great number of products it is certainly not true for all. For example, high cavitation tooling with extremely tight tolerance components coming off of them is still best suited for the United States and its higher class tool making expertise.

While upper management is pushing to save money, ultimately their QC and manufacturing departments will pay the price of substandard molds or parts that will not meet specifications due to the lack of expertise at offshore moldmaking and molding companies.

Everyday there is a Chinese mold being re-worked somewhere in the USA. These molds were built in China to save money. In the end there is no savings and in many cases there is a loss and tough times ahead while they try to pull themselves out of backorder because it didn't meet the "quality" or "time to market" that was planned for.

We have purchasing agents buying molds that know very little about them. They get quotes from stateside and Chinese mold makers and guess who they end up going with. This has put USA moldmakers in the position to match low bids or lose all the work. In the end as in the automotive industry USA sources could all go broke and have no one to blame but themselves for not educating the client about the common pitfalls of offshore tooling.

There is a time and a place for these molds and it is up to us to educate the people. Craftech Corporation has developed offshore tooling sources over the past 15 years and it has not always been easy. We have gone through the school of hard knocks for you. As your trusted advisor we will guide you through the process and identify what makes sense for your particular project. We still build molds in the USA and we also, when the time is right, build molds offshore.

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If you have a project that you think that we can help with or just need more information on our services, please contact me. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted @ Monday, December 19, 2011 11:13 AM by dawn
I also prefer made in usa product, made in china products has always quality issue.
Posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:57 AM by Used Nissei Machines
I am selling used injection Molding machines i saw customer believes made in usa machines and prefer even in used machines also.
Posted @ Friday, March 29, 2013 5:20 AM by Matsui America machines
Dear Sirs, 
I'm Rita Wang form Shenzhen United Rapid Prototyping Co.Ltd. Our company main handling Prototypes(models). For example: Toys,Computers, Color Tv sets, Cars, The water heater, The microwave oven, Soybean milk heater,Wheelchair,Walkie talkie, Simulation of mold, Aerospace,Aviation, Refrigerator and so on. 
Shenzhen United Rapid Prototying Co.Ltd is a senior product model design and manufacture company which depends on high and new technology. We always strive to provied our customers best products.Our technicians have more than 10 years of modeling figure experiences. We can carry out perfect production design from conception to model. 
Our company at the same time do business including: product design(the appearance and structure), action figure, sculpture, CNC machine, SLS, SLA laser machine, Spray paint, Silk paint, duplicating in batches of silica gel mould. 
We hope to establish business relationship with you. If you have any problem, please free to contact us. I appreciate for your prompt reply. 
Best wishes to you!  
Yours sincerely 
Rita Wang From: "Shenzhen Uinted Rapid Prototyping Co.Ltd" 
Subject: Rapid Prototying 
SHENZHEN UNITED RAPID PROTOTYING CO.LTD 
West 5 Floor 3 Jinyuda industrial Baoan Shajing Shenzhen CHINA  
TEL:0755-29880876 
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Posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:45 AM by Rita wang
I think that it is important to buy american made products. Buying American made insures that our jobs are kept here in America rather than being sent to places overseas where businesses are undercutting those who employ Americans by paying less for foreign workers.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:19 PM by Used Plastic Injection Molding Machines
Americans needs local jobs not outsourcing worldwide, that's for sure!
Posted @ Friday, June 28, 2013 6:07 AM by plastic moulding
I too prefers USA made products for it has best quality among others. Thanks for the useful post. Nice share!
Posted @ Thursday, July 04, 2013 6:02 AM by plastic products manufacturing company
Aberdeentech.com is a full service Injection Mold Design modular and Injection Molding Manufacturer of high precision plastic Insert Molding and also you can find Injection Molding Jobs. 
Posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 12:53 AM by Injection Mold Design
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