Bermar Associates, Inc., offers product and tool design, mold building, sampling, production, process development and quality assurance.

Looking for a production operation with full single-source mold-building and molding capabilities? You've found the right company! Bermar Associates, Inc., offers the following services in one location: product and tool design, mold building, sampling, production, process development and quality assurance.

We specialize in innovative and economical tooling. Bermar's patented mold system uses interchangeable core plates housed within a steel mold base. This system provides versatile, cost-effective "trial" configurations and short-run specialty shapes without the cost of building a full mold. For those interested in production molds, Bermar's team of designers and engineers can take your product from concept to production. We... (more)

Ideation

If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)