Northern Precision Plastics receives frequent requests to take over tooling from domestic or overseas suppliers. Through these experiences we’ve become an expert in the process of taking over tooling. If your current molder is not meeting your needs or if you’d like to explore the benefits of shorter leadtimes and lower inventories by running parts in the United States verses overseas please give us a call.
We can be up and running parts for you in as little as 1-2 weeks from the time we received tooling, our master tool builder will quickly access the condition of the tool, modifications than may be required as well as product process requirements and provide samples for approval quickly.
The need to move tooling can occur for various reasons.
Manufacturer changes in priorities
Manufacturer going out of business
More recently global pandemic COVID
Onshoring, the desire to have the supply chaincloser to the end user.
Onshoring can yield shorter lead times, reduces inventory management costs and allows a quick response to changing market conditions.
How Does The Process Work?
The process of taking over tooling is simple.
Customer contacts us and indicates a desire to explore having Northern Precision Plastics take over a tool. We discuss the situation to make sure we can help.
We like to have the last parts run from the mold, 3D drawings of the part with material specification, annual quantities required and a target budget. We can work with less, but this the above is the ideal.
Northern Precision Plastics will provide a rough quote based on the information provided. We do find there may be some additional charge to make the tooling work. Once you approve the rough estimate, we discuss receiving the tool.
We can typically be molding parts in 2-3 weeks. We send you sample parts from the mold, and upon approval we start running productionparts.
Why Northern Precision Plasticsfor Your Tooling Take Over?
Northern Precision Plastics has extensive expertise with our mold maker Jerry on staff. He has over30 years of expertise designing, buildingand fixing molds. We have a successful history of taking over tools and reliably producing parts.
Northern Precision Plastics is
Strategically located in Belvidere, IL. Located 50 miles northwest of Chicago, close enough to utilize the resources of a large urban area, but far enough away to run an efficient, nimble operation.
60,000 sq/ft of manufacturing, assembly and warehousing and the ability to offer vacuum forming and digital printing Northern Precision Plastics is an uniquely qualified supplier well positioned to support your needs.