80% of a Part’s Cost is Determined
by the Design

In addition to determining 80% of a plastic injection molded part’s cost, the design impacts quality, reliability, functionality, serviceability and manufacturability. It effects how quickly a new product can be introduced and is a key driver of competitive advantage.

That is why EVCO Plastics invests so much in the design – focusing on design for use, design for manufacturability and design for competitive advantage. Our success is determined by our ability to maximize your success – and we know the design and engineering process is critical to achieving that success!

We have found the two most critical factors for success in this process are partnering with you early on in the design phase – and focusing on what we consider the 5 Keys to Success for engineering out cost and engineering in quality and optimal performance.

EVCO Plastics 5 Keys to Success

For engineering out cost and engineering in quality and optimal performance

Part Design

Understanding the product application, intended market and performance, end use objectives, and use environment

Mold Design & Build

Design for mold efficiency, longevity and performance

Molding Process

Injection molding technologies, cycle times, material flow and employing scientific injection molding

Quality Assurance

Focusing on tolerances, part inspection, steel safe mold and more


In the injection molding process and downstream – making it simple and lean

“By the time a product has been designed, only 8% of the total product budget has been spent. By that time, the design has determined 80% of the cost of the product!”

Design for Manufacturability
and Concurrent Engineering
by David M. Anderson


Case Study: Design for Manufacturability

Thorough Preparation Leads to a Better End Product

Developing a new product involves many moving parts, in both a planning and a manufacturing sense. It includes multiple teams and checkpoints designed to ensure a flawless end product. Preparation is a vital part of the product development process, as it sets up the rest of the project for success. Read how EVCO can help bring your product development project to life.

When plastics matter to your business, partner with EVCO.
Where innovation takes form.