Lead times will vary depending on the type of job. Custom or first time jobs will take the longest. When new tooling is required, four to six weeks is the average turnaround time for delivery of a first article. Production parts would then be two to three weeks following first article approval. The standard lead time for custom orders not requiring new tooling is from one to six weeks, depending on what type of material is required. Stocking programs are available for custom items that allow us to deliver next day.
Experience shows us that tooling adjustments and working out individual forming challenges are the greatest obstacles, when trying to shorten lead times. Each new mold, or new job, is a unique puzzle to solve and has its own special recipe for success.