Low volume production

for small businesses

Low volume production for small businesses is a fantastic way to learn about demand before committing to large-scale manufacturing. It’s also a good idea to determine whether or not they want to bring in manufacturing in-house after testing the waters with low volume production. 


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How To Use Low Volume Production For Small Businesses Development

Low volume production is a viable option for small businesses that want to test the market and see whether or not their product will be profitable before increasing output. Small companies can use this extra time to better assess the options before making larger investments that may have a negative impact on their profits.

Low volume production for small businesses is often chosen because the company just doesn’t have the manufacturing space to produce material in large quantities. 


How MNL produce at low volume

There are a number of methods available to produce at low volume. These are the ones used by MNL:

Vacuum Casting

Low volume vacuum casting is a process where molten plastic is injected into a mould placed under a vacuum. This creates a void in the mould that allows the plastic to cool and solidify more quickly, resulting in a smoother, higher-quality finish. The vacuum also pulls the plastic against the mold walls, creating a stronger bond between the two.

Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) has been using low volume production vacuum casting for small businesses since we opened our doors. We offer a wide range of capabilities and service levels, from prototypes to production parts. We also offer a variety of materials to choose from, including ABS, polycarbonate, and nylon.

The Wheel Rims were 3D Printed via SLS

3D printing

Malcolm Nicholls Limited uses 3D printing for small businesses in a few different ways. For example, we use it to create prototypes of new products before mass production. This helps to save on costs and ensure that the final product is exactly what the customers want.

MNL also use 3D printing to produce small batches of customised products. This is perfect for low volume production for small businesses who want to offer unique items without investing in expensive traditional manufacturing methods.

We also use 3D printing to create one-of-a-kind items or promotional materials. This can be a great way to stand out from the competition and make a lasting impression on customers.

Injection moulding

Low volume injection moulding is a manufacturing process for creating parts by injecting material into a mould. Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) uses this process to create products from various materials, including plastics, metals, and ceramics. Injection moulding can be used to create products with complex shapes that would be difficult or impossible to create using other manufacturing processes.

MNL has over 20 years of experience in injection moulding and has the knowledge and expertise to help small businesses create high-quality products and prototypes that meet their specific needs.

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