We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. With great tooling comes a great product. Tooling, which is a mold, tool, jig, pattern or part used to make different things, is important in manufacturing as its quality also dictates the quality of the end product. Sourcing the right tooling is easy even for a new buyer if he or she knows what to check or consider before buying in bulk. Here’s a quick guide, three key things importers should keep in mind, when purchasing the most common tooling, such as molds and parts: • Smaller size not a good compromise for price – Price is almost always a factor in choosing tooling and any other product. As many tooling like molds and parts are custom-made, price will depend on specifications. Some buyers tend to cut costs by making the mold or part smaller but this is not advisable, as some mold specialists such as Aco Mold say. A smaller mold base size has lesser mold strength and stability versus standard or bigger ones. • Materials equals performance – In sourcing tooling, importers usually encounter a broad range o...