I have been writing about different ways to reduce the cost of producing products. Design and engineering are key to producing a high aesthetic product, but often one goal is to keep the total project cost down. Here is another idea to ponder….
Replace a traditional metal hinge with a plastic living hinge.
A plastic living hinge? A living hinge is similar to the hinge on a Tic-Tac breathmint container, but picture it on a much larger scale.
Imagine the savings this option offers!
- No hinges to order! Lower lnventory costs!
- No extra labor/machine time to fasten them to the product; they are already there molded into the product.
- No risk for rust and no need to grease the hinge.