What is the standard lead-time on parts and molds?

Lead times for parts vary upon the size of the order, availability of raw materials, and production scheduling.  Normally, we are able to produce a product within 4 to 5 weeks and can sometimes produce partials much sooner to get customers out of scheduling conflicts.  Again, this is based on our production scheduling.  When new molds are made, the time to produce the mold and First Article Samples varies from a minimum of 3 to 5 weeks for a simple prototype mold up to 10 to 12 weeks for high cavitation hardened steel complex production molds.  Typically, 6 to 8 weeks covers most mold order lead times and production can be scheduled to commence as soon as the customer has approved the First Article Samples.