Choosing a urethane parts manufacturer can be tough, as there are many important traits to consider.
To help you make the right decision, we've laid out the five most important traits to consider in a good urethane manufacturer.
1. Experience and capacity
Not all manufacturers will take on every project. Some specialize in certain types of projects over others, such as medical grade versus automotive. You’ll want to choose a urethane parts manufacturer who has the experience and capacity necessary to create custom formulations that meet your unique needs.
2. Quality assurance
A manufacturer that is dedicated to quality will ensure the highest standard of safety and reliability in their products. If you choose one with a lower emphasis on QA, your product may suffer as a result. Remember, this process affects more than just your wallet--it will affect how your machinery runs.
Be sure to ask the urethane parts manufacturer if their parts not only last longer than conventional plastics and rubbers but can also withstand unique environments. Their materials should be durable enough to last for years without cracking.
3. Turnaround time
Some manufacturers may take months, while others can get you your product in as quickly as 48 hours. It all depends on their capacity and the size of the job. If speed is important to you, make sure that they have the infrastructure necessary for quick turnaround times. If the manufacturer offers in-house production, this will make the process a lot faster (and cost-effective) given that there’s no need for a third-party to get involved.
If you're looking for the cheapest price, expect to receive the lowest quality as a result. You should always choose a provider whose price matches their level of quality. Bargains can sometimes be a major red flag, and you should never cut corners when it comes to your urethane parts.
5. Discounts or incentives for longer projects
If you're doing a large project that will span months or even years, choose a urethane parts manufacturer who offers discounts for long-term projects. This is often an excellent alternative to the steep price of quality urethane manufacturers.
At Mark Tool & Rubber, we work very hard to ensure top quality, durable products that are cost-effective with a quick turnaround time. We are proud manufacturers of both rubber and urethane products. Request a quote from us today to get started creating your custom parts!