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Low-Volume Manufacturing Service

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Low-Volume Manufacturing


When designers, engineers and businesses take product development into consideration, many of them see prototyping and mass production as the primary goal posts. But there are times when low-volume manufacturing is the optimal choice for those who need modest quantities of finished parts, ranging anywhere from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. By using a professional prototyping and manufacturing service like 3ERP, our customers gain the ability to acquire the exact amount of parts they desire, no matter what the final count might be.

At 3ERP, we will be there to help you along every step of the way, from the initial product design review and quotation to quality inspection of your newly manufactured parts. In addition to specialising in prototyping and mass production, we are also specialist when it comes to low-volume manufacturing. Contact our expert team today to get a free project review and initial quotation. If you need a prototype to verify your design first, please review our rapid prototyping services.






Advantages of Low-Volume Manufacturing


Are you wondering how low-volume manufacturing can help your product go from concept to completion? There are a number of advantages to using this service that you may not know about. Here are the most prominent benefits

  • By producing a small-run of parts or products, you will gain rapid access to emerging markets before the competition.
  • Compared to full-scale production, low-volume manufacturing will reduce the cost of tooling without requiring any minimum orders.
  • Low-volume manufacturing enables you to shorten overall production lead times, saving you time and energy when it comes to product development.
  •  If there’s an encounter with shorter product life styles, low-volume manufacturing allows you to respond quickly and iterate parts in a more optimal way.
  • Lower exposure to unnecessary financial expenditure, keeping you from breaking the bank on high-volume production.
  • Lastly, the quick turnaround that comes with low-volume manufacturing also allows for faster design changes, reducing costs and overall production time.





What is
Low-Volume Manufacturing

 

In order to decide whether a low-volume manufacturing service is right for your production needs, it’s important to first understand exactly what low-volume manufacturing is. At the surface, the term is relatively self-explanatory. Low-volume manufacturing is a specialised service that offers mass-production quality parts in a small volume, generally limited to 100,000 parts or fewer – depending on the manufacturing technique used.

Although mass production is still the best choice for high-volume needs, low-volume manufacturing has become increasingly popular across a number of industries. Why is that? Well, low-volume manufacturing allows our customers to invest less time and money into tooling and materials, while also providing faster access to markets. Other advantages include more rapid response to shorter product life cycles, essentially acting as the critical step in between prototyping and mass production.

It’s relatively easy to understand the basic definition low-volume manufacturing, but what are the benefits of this service? Let’s explore this question deeper in the following section.





Low Volume Manufacturing