When it comes to purchasing tooling, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. In this blog post, we will discuss three key factors that can greatly impact your tooling experience. By understanding these factors, you can make informed decisions and minimize potential risks and challenges. 



    1. The Importance of Local Sourcing for Timely Delivery: Foreign-sourced tools may carry additional risks and uncertainties that can jeopardize your project’s timeline. Often, new tools sourced from overseas require time-consuming adjustments to work efficiently in your production environment. This can cause unnecessary stress and delays when every day and week counts. To mitigate these issues, consider purchasing tools locally. Although you might assume that local sourcing is outside your budget, companies like Jordan Manufacturing offer competitively priced tools that are built in-house and ready to run when they leave the toolroom. By opting for locally-sourced tools, you can ensure smoother operations, reduce tooling costs, and meet your project deadlines with confidence.
    1. Design Flexibility for Future Revisions: Design changes are a common occurrence in manufacturing processes. However, if your tool is not built with potential revisions in mind, you may face the need to purchase another tool altogether. This situation can be costly and disruptive to your operations. At Jordan Manufacturing, we prioritize minimizing disruptions for our customers. Our design process includes a thorough discussion about the likelihood and types of revisions that may arise during the lifespan of your project. By designing your tool with flexibility and adaptability in mind, we can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and keep disruptions to a minimum, ensuring a smoother production process in the long run.
    1. Translating Models into Functional Tools: While advancements in computer-aided design software have revolutionized tool design, it is essential to remember that a model is not a part. Although you can create impressive designs quickly using software, the practical considerations for producing a quality part remain unchanged. At Jordan Manufacturing, we have been in the industry since 1949, and our experience has taught us the importance of translating “the perfect model” into a functional tool that meets the required function. Our design process involves close collaboration with customers to ensure that the final tool effectively produces high-quality parts according to the desired specifications. By combining our expertise in tool design with your vision, we can deliver a tool that not only looks good on the screen but also performs optimally in real-world production. 

Purchasing tooling is a critical decision that can significantly impact your manufacturing process. By considering the three factors discussed in this blog post – local sourcing, design flexibility, and translating models into functional tools – you can make informed choices that lead to smoother operations, reduced costs, and improved overall productivity. At Jordan Manufacturing, we understand these considerations and are committed to providing you with programs, tooling and product that meet your budget, minimize disruptions, and deliver the quality and functionality you require. Contact us today to discuss your tooling needs and embark on a successful manufacturing journey.