Konrady Plastics

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Portage, IN 46368 USA
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The Unsung Hero of Precision: How Quality Prints Lead to Flawless Plastic Parts

person working on small plastic part

Picture this: you have a brilliant design for a machined plastic part. It’s innovative, functional, and poised to revolutionize your industry. But the excitement fizzles as the final product arrives, riddled with inconsistencies and imperfections. Disappointment sets in, timelines crumble, and your dream part becomes a costly nightmare. We’ve all been there.

This scenario can be devastating for timelines and while the machining process itself is crucial, the foundation for success begins with the print. The print dictates the entire journey, influencing machining efficiency and processes, material usage, and ultimately, the output of the final product.

That’s where our “Parts to Print Promise” enters the scene. We understand the critical link between high-quality prints and quality machined parts. Our diligence around our “Parts to Print Promise” is why had less than 1% return rate for 2023 – a testament to our dedication to meticulous print quality.

Here’s how flawless prints factor into machining plastics:

  1. Precision, Personified: A good print acts as a roadmap for the machinist, providing clear specifications and eliminating room for error. Precise dimensions, tolerances, and intricate details are accurately captured, ensuring the final part aligns perfectly with your vision.
  2. Minimized Material Waste: With high-quality prints, material utilization is optimized, reducing waste and lowering overall costs. It’s a win for your budget and the environment.
  3. Streamlined Machining: Clear and accurate prints allow for streamlined machining processes. Toolpaths are optimized, reducing machining time and minimizing the risk of errors. This translates to faster turnaround times and cost savings for you.
  4. Reduced Rework and Returns: When a print accurately portrays dimensions, tolerances, etc. the “Parts to Print Promise” works well by reducing reworks and returns. Whereas if the print is inaccurate, then parts will be made to those specifications, and a new print will need to be submitted to Konrady Plastics.
  5. Peace of Mind: Knowing your parts are based on exceptional prints provides invaluable peace of mind. You can focus on your core business while we can handle the complexities of the manufacturing process with confidence.


Print quality is the cornerstone of success in our ability to uphold our “Parts to Print Promise.” Our commitment shines through in every machined plastic part we deliver. So, the next time you have a complex plastic part design, remember, the journey to perfection starts with a flawless print.