At J-CAD Inc., we offer our mass production services both overseas and in the United States. Over many years we have created many strategic business relationships with providers around the globe to ensure we can offer our clients top-notch mass production services with competitive prices.

The facilities run by our partners are considered to be at the forefront of technology in the mass production industry. You can count on our facilities to offer quality materials, attention to detail, sound processes, and reliable, speedy deliveries.

We understand how hard to navigate offshore manufacturing can be for someone who has never done it before. Once you trust us with your job you can rest assured however, knowing that our mass manufacturing specialists are on the case at every stage of the process to ensure you receive a quality product to your exact specifications. J-CAD and CKS Global – industrial keyboard platform company has worked hard to become a one-stop-shop for product manufacturing allowing us to help you take your project from the very beginning, design it, print it, mass produce it, and deliver it right to the front door of your business.

If are about to -or already starting to develop- a product manufacturing idea, make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Designing and Manufacturing Your Product Idea.

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Made in the USA?

In our experience, we have some clients who only want their parts to be made in Canada or the United States to assist in their local economy. We completely understand this and have set up production facilities in North America for our customers who prefer their goods to be manufactured locally. While you might pay a larger sum to mass produce in the US, you will save money in shipping, and often the difference in cost of production in the USA as compared to somewhere like China once shipping is taken into account is negligible. Ultimately, whether or not you want us to mass produce in the US is completely up to you. We are flexible and happy to work with you on this.

At J-CAD Inc., we do offer our clients a wide range of mass production services including:

  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Silicone Molding
  • Foam Injection Molding
  • High Precision Machining and Fabrication

Some of our silicone injection molds

We Manufacture in a Range of Different Materials

Does your product need to be rigid, flexible, used outside, under pressure, or even under water? Each product has different characteristics and is more suited to particular types of injection molding. J-CAD is able to manufacture your products from foamsilicone, or many different types of plastics depending on your products needs, and we have years of expertise behind us, allowing us to guide you towards the correct material for your product’s application.

As well as injection molding, J-CAD also specializes in high precision machining and fabrication, welding, mold making and other rapid manufacturing processes. We’ll help you find the ideal process for your project.

Test Molding

Test molding is a process that is highly recommended when you are transitioning from the prototype stage to the mass production stage. A test mold is different from a manufacturing mold because it is made out of 3D material or hard plastic. Unlike the mass production mold, this mold cannot be used more than a handful of time and has to be thrown out after a few cycles of production. A test mold however while being an extra expense in the beginning, can save a huge amount of time and money should the prototype need to be refined at any point in time.

While at J-CAD Inc. we are happy to help our clients at any stage of their projects, we love sinking our teeth into projects where we can help our clients from the very beginning guiding them through design and 3D printed prototype all the way to mass production. Our clients are often surprised that they can do everything with us rather than having to use different companies at each stage of the process!

Examples of our manufacturing materials

How Does Mass Production Work?

Mass production is one of the three main methods of production in which large amounts of a particular product are made. Based on the manner of producing goods, this method of production is also referred to as serial production, flow production, series production, continuous production, or repetitive flow production.

At the core of mass production is the swift reproduction and replication of products. This method can be used when producing a wide range of different items and materials including fuel, plastic, fluids such as sodas, which are handled in bulk, food, chemicals, parts for machines and appliances as well as assembling of those parts, electronics, automobiles, mined minerals, amongst others.
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When producing fluids, mass production usually involves pipes that have a centrifugal pump, which is worked by an engine or electric motor and responsible for transporting the fluids. This works alongside an auger or screw conveyor which has a rotating screw within a tube used in moving the liquid in bulk. This can also be efficient when handling materials that are semi-solid.The mass production process can also be, and is now mostly, automated using CNC machining and an automatic system called process control, in which production is made continuous through control and chemical engineering systems aimed to ensure safety, consistency, efficiency, precision, and economy. It beats the human control process, which is prone to error. This system measures the elements such as pressure, volume, temperature, and others using various instruments, which are able to provide adequate information and feedback on the process.

When producing more solid materials, the process involves instruments such as mobile equipment like 3D printer, front-end loaders, screw conveyors, chain and belt, forklifts, or bucket elevators. Some processes which involve large factories and heavy items also include the use of the bridge or electric overhead cranes. These can be used in the production of machines and steel work, among others.

Why is Mass Production Cheaper?

  • Mass production is capital and energy intensive because it makes the most of the resources put into it through the use of tools and machinery that aren’t only more effective but increase productivity.
  • It reduces labor costs as most of the work is done by machinery and only requires a few workers at steps or stations to guide, supervise, and ensure that the work is on track.
  • The automated nature of mass production decreases the price of individual units as lump sums are spread across a large number of products.
  • While the machinery and expenditure to set up the mass production process might be expensive as it requires a large capital or lump sum, once it’s efficiently set up and productive, it’s guaranteed to make up for this through the sale or production of many products.
  • It reduces the need for training and personnel costs as a key component of mass production is that the skill needed for executing the job at hand is built into the tools and machinery rather than the people.
  • Once the requisite work is put into ensuring that an effective and efficient system is put in place, with limited errors and checks to ensure that errors are noticed quickly, the mass production process is a gold mine capable of recovering the capital put into production in a short time.

Why is Mass Production Important?

  • Mass production ensures efficient processes as it’s usually automated and reliant on established systems, which reduce and largely eliminate the element of human error.
  • The automated and machine processes involved in mass production ensure consistency and standardization of the products.
  • It’s economical as the company is able to make the most of the resources and materials available, eliminating waste and errors.
  • The speed of the automated or computerized process of mass production is beyond comparison with human abilities.
  • Rather than being dependent on the human mind, the entire mass production process is built into efficient tools that can sustain and document the process.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mass Production?

  • One of the arguments against the mass production process is that it’s been a huge blow for employment opportunities and job creation especially when it comes to skilled labor.
  • While mass production reduces reliance on the human workforce, its increased reliance on machine processes results in better products and production processes with the massive reduction of errors and increase in efficiency, productivity, profit, and resource management.
  • The automated process involved in mass production guarantees the timely and standardized fashion set for the products.
  • It reduces the workload placed on workers as every worker in the mass production process only needs to repeat a few tasks usually using the same tools and techniques to produce the same products.

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  • Companies are able to put more money into production than into labor, thereby increasing the profit and productivity numbers.
  • In turn, it increases the specialization of the workers as they become more used to the job and can practically do it in their sleep, making them as efficient as the machine processes.
  • The kinds of products available are determined by the producers and not the consumers.
  • Mass produced goods are usually tailored to an existing market or consumer base known to demand such goods at the rate at which it’s made, ensuring that they’ll be sold.
  • It’s a rigid process that doesn’t make room for alterations, individual tastes, differences, or variety. Most of the variations have to come in towards the end of production.
  • Once there’s an error in the process, mass production can result in wastage.
  • The monotony involved for the human workers in the mass production process can be draining as it requires no input and low brain power and more of a mechanical involvement.
  • It stifles creativity and motivation since there’s no use for innovation and variation in this process.
  • The repetitive process usually leads to low morale of employees and high turnover.
  • The mass production process also drastically reduces human error as most tasks are carried out through automated processes and machinery that make very limited errors.
  • When something goes wrong with the machinery, the consequences are more complicated ranging from stopping production altogether, delaying production timelines drastically, or making drastic errors in production – especially if the problems with the process or machinery aren’t identified quickly.
  • An error or interruption in any area of the process from design to production will affect the entire process.

What Mass Production Methods and Techniques are There?

The techniques or methods of mass production follow two basic principles which are:

    • Automated use of tools, machinery, and other equipment.
    • Division of specialized human labor.

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And there are several methods it uses:

  • Assembly lines: This is the most frequently used method for mass production that involves a partial production of different parts of a product at different stages with workers and machines handling the different steps of a product rather than for the products to be made completely by one worker or at one step.
  • Mechanization as the process is driven by technology and dependent on machinery.
  • Simple, specialized tasks, which are easily learned and repeated.
  • Standardized sizes and components of production.
  • Development of specialized and automated tools, machinery and processes, which are later deployed.
  • Skilled management and supervision along production lines and processes.
  • Efficiently and systematically designed and implemented process combining human labor and machine processes.

Mass production vs. Batch production

Mass production is similar to batch production in which products are made in stages, moving from one part or workstation to the other.

The first major difference is that with mass production there’s a constant production flow, while in batch production, products are made in different batches. This allows for variation in the different batches while mass-produced goods are all the same according to design.

Batch production is suited for small businesses while mass production involves a large scale design and production of goods.

Batch produced goods are monitored in such a way that errors are noticed quicker and interruptions in production or season don’t result in huge losses.

Mass production, however, is a more efficient system that results in the higher numbers and profits.

Typical tolerances of manufacturing processes

Manufacturing processes involve mechanical or design tolerances, which are the limits allowed for variation in the process. This can be either on physical dimensions, measurement value, distance, or space. These affect the manner in which the systems and machines function and as such, are important considerations.

Common or typical tolerances in manufacturing processes are traditional and nontraditional process tolerances. Process tolerances are the determined amount, value, or standard of the variation set in the production of goods or materials.

The details of process tolerances vary depending on the materials involved. Some examples include drilling, boring, sawing, grinding, turning, shaping, milling, flame cutting, buffing, polishing, chemical machining, plasma beam machining, amongst others. These are various elements of a manufacturing process for which specifications can be set for feature size, production time, among other variables.

These are all parts of a manufacturing process that need to be planned and designed for with considerations for the process as well as the end result being taken into account.

Mass production, however, is a more efficient system that results in the higher numbers and profits.

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