The plastics industry has a lot of engineering that goes into every bottle, container, and housing. How are you supposed to keep up with everything? A lot of companies outsource their engineering projects to save time and money.
In this quick guide, we’ll explain how that works. We’ll also give you 3 reasons why plastics manufacturers should outsource their engineering projects.
What Is Outsourced Engineering?
Outsourced engineering is when you pay an outside company to handle your engineering work. This third-party company is typically filled with professional engineers that have a lot of experience.
The outsourced team can do as much or as little work as you’d like, and they’re typically paid on a per-project basis. The manager of the outsourced team will determine how many engineers are assigned to your project, and that can change as the demand of your project changes.
For instance, an outsourced engineer team could create a new blender or grinder design for you, they could do a full 3D layout of your injection molding operation, or they could just make a simple bracket drawing — it’s all up to you.
3 Reasons Why Plastics Manufacturers Should Outsource Engineering Projects
We’ve worked with a lot of plastic manufacturing companies over the years, and they had great things to say. Here are some of the top reasons why they prefer to outsource their engineering projects.
Get Faster Results
When you let a team of professional engineers handle your project, you can get incredibly fast results. We can deliver 3D models in as little as 24 hours. When you get models sooner, it means you can send them out for quote and start manufacturing them quicker.
We can dedicate a whole team of engineers to your plastics project. What might take you a month in-house could be done by our team in a week. That’s not to say that your engineers aren’t good, but they have other things to focus on and your team might not be big enough to expedite each project.
With CAD/CAM Services, we have the luxury of having over 100 engineers on staff that can fully dedicate themselves to their assigned projects.
Optimize Your Building Layout
Do you know how to put together a building layout? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not as easy as just dropping equipment in place. Your grinders need to be near your blowers, and the pneumatic lines need to have a specific run length before backpressure ruins the performance. Your injection molding machines have to be situated perfectly to allow outgoing product to quickly get delivered to the inspection area.
If you’re starting to get a headache, you’re understanding how tricky a building layout can be.
When you outsource your building layouts, you can get the best results. We can optimize every square inch to ensure your operation is running at peak efficiency. Trying to guess and check your way through the whole process can be a time-consuming and expensive process.
Free Up Your In-House Engineers
Your engineers probably have a thousand different things they need to do. When you outsource engineering work, it frees them up to focus on product development, optimizing existing lines, and taking care of paperwork.
In other words, you can make the most out of your in-house engineers when you outsource the remaining engineering work elsewhere. We can handle the lower-priority work while your in-house engineers tackle the timeline-gating aspects of the project.
As you can see, outsourcing your engineering projects can save you a lot of time and help you make more money. If you want to start with CAD/CAM Services, you can reach out to us and get a free quote today. We have a full team of engineers who would be happy to help with your project — no matter how small or large it is.
This article was last Updated on September 5, 2023