Low volume manufacturing is the best pathway to move from prototype to production smoothly, and provides on-demand production with the ability to quickly deliver custom parts.
Effective and Efficient Low-Volume Production & Manufacturing
As product lifecycle shrink and new product development cycles shorten, flexible innovation and time-to-market remain critical. To meet customization and diversity demands, production lines gravitate towards low-volume manufacturing.
What is Low-Volume Manufacturing
Low-volume manufacturing is a rapid production method that precedes full-scale production, ranging from 100 to 100,000 units. It does not require investment in expensive production tools, but reduces risk, allows design flexibility, shortens time-to-market, and creates opportunities for production cost savings. Additionally, it provides agility and quick turnaround for on-demand manufacturing in the supply chain.
Advantages of Low-Volume Manufacturing
Creating low volume manufacturing allows for more efficient verification of design, engineering and manufacturability.
Tooling is cost-effective for low-volume manufacturers to handle orders quickly and flexibly, with no minimum order quantities.
Low-volume trial runs bridge the gap between prototype and production, timely identifying and resolving any issues before moving to mass production.
Low-volume manufacturing optimizes the link between production to supply chain and consumer, providing rapid time-to-market for new products.
Why Choose Wayken for Low Volume Manufacturing?
We offer a wide range of manufacturing services for low volume production needs of metal and plastic parts, including CNC machining, plastic injection molding, metal casting, sheet metal fabrication and more, as well as one-stop surface finishing options.
Our extensive manufacturing experience and ability to consolidate resources can meet your machining needs, offering low-volume manufacturing processes via state-of-the-art facilities to undertake any project requirements.
No minimum order quantities, providing faster, more flexible orders; rapid DFM feedback to anticipate potential problems, helping you solve engineering challenges and reduce production costs.
Our strict quality control processes and advanced testing equipment ensure that your parts always meet the desired quality standards.
Low Volume Manufacturing Services
Let WayKen Handle All Your Custom Manufacturing Needs
WayKen is committed to providing high-quality custom parts that strictly meet your design requirements and specifications via vast low-volume manufacturing services, including CNC machining, rapid injection molding, vacuum casting, metal casting, sheet metal, press forging, aluminum extrusion, and more. We continue to enhance production management, process improvement, supply chain collaboration, and cost control to continuously improve customer satisfaction with fast, efficient, and competitive pricing.
Rapid Injection Molding
We combine traditional injection mold machining methods with rapid mold manufacturing, ranging from voluminous test parts to on-demand molded parts. We handle the transition from small to large production runs.
Low-Volume CNC Machining
As a specialized manufacturer of CNC machining, we are equipped with advanced 3-axis, 4-axis, and 5-axis CNC machining centers to provide customized low-volume CNC machining for vast manufacturing requirements.
Urethane Vacuum Casting
Silicone molds are made using 3D printed or CNC-machined masters to produce high-quality plastic-like polyurethane parts in low-volume for functional testing and pre-production evaluation.
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Our fabrication capabilities include stainless steel, steel, aluminum, brass, red brass, galvanized materials, and fabrication of frames, equipment panels, enclosures, chassis, brackets, and more. We cater to sheet metal fabrication, from low-volume prototypes to high-volume production.
Aluminum extrusion is suitable for manufacturing aluminium parts or profiles with consistent cross-sectional shape, usually using aluminum alloy 6061 and 6063 material extrusion. It also supplements CNC post-processing, including drilling, tapping, etc.
Rapid Metal Casting
We can provide pressure die-casting for aluminum, magnesium, and zinc, alongside investment casting for steel and copper. Additionally, we offer post-CNC casting finishing and flexible production methods for low-volume metal casting project requirements.
If all the parts are as good as the one box we examined, we will be super happy.