Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get a quote for the plastic part I need?
E-Mail the following information to info@dana-saad.com for a speedy reply.
  1. Part application - a brief description of how the part will be used. i.e.. structural, cosmetic, medical, outdoor use.
  2. Anticipated annual use i.e.. 1000, 50,000 250,000.
  3. Plastic resin choice i.e.. ABS , Acrylic, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Engineering resins.
  4. Computer Aided Drawings in either IGES or .X_T formats would be preferred.

Q. How do I protect my ideas form competitors of the unwanted interests?
DANA-SAAD will jointly sign a nondisclosure form binding DANA-SAAD to maintain customer confidentiality .

Q. How much will it cost and how long will it take to make a prototype part?
Provided your CAD files are accurate and applicable to the fundamentals of plastic injection molding, DANA-SAAD can provide rapid prototype parts within two weeks . The cost of designing and manufacturing rapid prototype parts may range from $2000.00 to $6000.00.

Q. How much will it cost to produce a production tool (mold) for plastic parts?
It depends on the size of the part and your anticipated monthly volume. The more parts that can be produced in one minute, the less expensive the part price. The cost of four parts per minute would be less expensive than the cost of only one part per minute. Tooling to manufacture plastic parts can range form $5000.00 for insert tooling to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a hot runner multiply cavity sequential shut off tool.

Q. My engineer friend tells me I can get it done cheaper and quicker in Taiwan or China.
Do your home work, and make an educated decision. You know where we are located

Products and Special Capabilities:
DANA's Computer aided design package provides faster turn around time for part estimates and tooling. The 10 computer controlled injection molding presses are capable of producing thermoplastic parts from one quarter to fifty-five ounces. Dana's standard tooling tolerance for injection molded plastics is plus or minus .001 of an inch. The 2400sq foot clean room is available for special applications. An excellent Quality program, JIT and KanBan inventories are services offered to all DANA-SAAD customers.

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