When producing any kind of product, always watch out for manufacturing issues. Finding them in an early stage may save you a lot of time and money. Read below which problem we found and how we encountered it in an early stage, saving us and our client a lot of time and money.
Keep up with production to prevent manufacturing issues
Producing unique promotional glasses often requires to open a mould, depending on the difficulty of the glass it will take a couple of weeks to produce the mould. When the mould is finished it will be cleaned and the factory can start with the producing samples. The samples we receive in our office are not the first sample from the mould. It will take the factory a couple of times to produce a good sample. When we receive the sample, we will do our own quality check to ensure the glass meets the requirements of our clients. Often encountered problems are air bubbles in the glass or the glass is not transparent. This time however, we discovered a different problem.
As shown on the pictures there are some clear red dirty marks inside the bottom of the glass. Fortunately, it influenced the samples and could easily be solved. The red marks are residue from the mould, a second cleaning from the mould resolves the problem and the whole production will not be influenced by this. Keeping track of the production and regular quality inspections help to encounter these small manufacturing issues in an early stage.
Before a glass arrives into the shop as an on-pack promotion, it will go through a lot of stages, as shown on the picture. To get an more in-depth explanation of these processes, please have a look at our blogs about it:
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