Choosing a CNC machining supplier involves much more than just looking at a list of capabilities or specifications. In fact, even with two companies that look exactly the same on paper, you’re still almost guaranteed to see different results from each one — results that might affect the viability and performance of your product and its sales. CNC machine suppliers each have different specialties, experience and differing approaches to answering the necessary questions in creating your product.
Polypropylene is one of the most common plastics used worldwide. In fact, it’s second only to polyethylene in volume. Despite being such a commonly used material, however, it’s still important for engineers and entrepreneurs alike to understand polypropylene plastic: its properties, its uses and even a bit of its history. In addition to being broadly found in full-production manufacturing, polypropylene is well suited for prototyping. Understanding more about the material will help you learn why.
The profit you see on a product is only defined in the most immediate sense by its end sales numbers. In reality, your overall profit — gross revenue minus the cost of producing your product — is affected at numerous steps along the manufacturing process, and one smart way to better your bottom line is to start thinking about lowering production costs from the very outset, during the design process.