I'd have to disagree with the assumptions below - Poland simply doesn't have the network of education / experience in tooling and production runs that China has now amassed after 25 years of slowly building infrastructure toward a singular goal (to manufacture everything the world needs).
During the last 25 years, I've witnessed (first hand) injection molding in the US, Mexico, Canada, The former Czech republic, China, Taiwan and Vietnam - sadly, what used to be a very reliable network here in the States is now almost entirely ODM for equipment/appliance and automotive, Canada dabbled with injection molding as a forte in the 90's but settled on a few specific types of machinery and product that best suited their surroundings, the Eastern Europeans constantly fight economic battles and so don't have the infrastructure to compete against Asia's massive financial backing. I have not found better cost-efficient solutions for injection molding that those in my network in China. Even Taiwan and Vietnam have become marginalized as suitable for specific industry (clothing, steel forging, enclosed product, etc) while China continues it's big umbrella approach of trying to be the "makers of molded stuff and all that accompanies it".
To the poster, proe-warsztat, you're welcome to IM or email me if I can be of help.
mo-i wrote:You are in Poland and want to have something
tooled up and injection molded in China? Why?
I'd bet you come out ahead, if you do it local.
Steel for tooling costs the same in China.
Plastics cost the same in China.
Hours of machine running cost the same in China.
Electricity is a little less in China.
Operator in China costs a lot less, but is only a tiny
fraction of the grand total.
Design engineering in China is roughly 1/2 price, I'd say
but once you factor in multiply flights and delays it just
wont cut it.
Than there are customs and taxes on top.
Even if you leave out the questions of trust, cultural gaps
and language issues I'd not see a reason to look so far east
There will be several local injection molding companies,
who could handle your request responsibly and might be
even better in saving on tooling than you possibly ever could
be, as this is part of their business.