New technological innovations promise rapid expansion to a global telecommunications industry already valued at more than $1.6 billion, with some industry analysts projecting growth of more than 60% over the next decade. The key to that expected growth? Greater consumer and business dependence on communications coupled with new technology that allows each optic fiber to carry more data than ever before.
But this same opportunity for swift growth is already posing real challenges for the manufacturers that supply the sector. Parts that are in high demand one day are obsolete the next, while supply chains are subjected to unprecedented disruption. Staying competitive will therefore require quick adaptations, high tolerance manufacturing, and expert engineering. In short, manufacturers need cutting-edge telecom plastic molding.
Here’s how telecom plastic molding can help manufacturers innovate and take advantage of the new opportunities this growing industry presents.
Telecom Plastic Molding Can Help You Adapt Quickly to New Challenges
The safest prediction about the future of the telecom industry is that it will change dramatically in ways that we can’t predict today. New innovations will necessitate new parts, while market volatility will lead to sudden swings in demand. Furthermore, already existing parts, such as fiber optic connectors, will continue to evolve and get smaller as they tend towards greater efficiency.
Telecom manufacturers who want to keep their product portfolios relevant tomorrow must start prioritizing flexibility today. In practice, that means making more of their parts through plastic injection molding.
With injection plastic molding, it’s easy to move swiftly and inexpensively from design to production. And once you’re in the production phase, it’s easy to scale up and down the manufacturing of your new part as market conditions shift. That will leave your company less exposed to fluctuations in demand and more agile in your responses to new opportunities.
Telecom Plastic Molding Delivers Precision and Durability at Low Cost
As the telecom industry evolves to rely on more complex technology, suppliers must evolve with them to deliver high-performing parts.
For instance, many telecom plastic parts must be manufactured at an exceptionally high tolerance. Plastic injection molding isn’t the only method of achieving that necessary level of precision, but it can do so without sacrificing speed or production volume. Better still, these parts can also be made to the industry’s high standards for strength, durability, waterproofing, and rigidity.
Furthermore, plastic injection empowers manufacturers to create these high-quality parts without sacrificing the flexibility required to keep up with innovations to the technology. So whether you simply need a different color or a whole redesign of your part, injection molding can get you exactly what you need without breaking the bank.
Don’t Settle for Just a Good Plastics Manufacturer—Find a Reliable Partner
The right plastic molding manufacturer won’t just deliver high-quality parts on time—it will help you realize your company’s full potential by being a steady and reliable partner.
Because staying ahead of the competition requires significant investment in research and development—which can pose its own financial burden—it’s important to work with a company who joins in the design for manufacturing (DFM) process. An expert in DFM and in telecom plastic molding can help hone and iterate prototypes to solve your tricky problems, which will give you a competitive advantage and help you keep costs down.
But delivering exceptional, industry-leading parts doesn’t just require skilled injection molding manufacturing—it requires supply chain management of the raw materials that go into telecom plastics manufacturing. A good manufacturer will help you manage your risks by taking responsibility for sourcing all the raw materials. That will keep your operations resilient and efficient even in the face of market upheaval.
To discover more about telecom plastic molding and how SigmaPro can help your company achieve—and maintain—a competitive advantage, talk to one of our engineers today.