Results from this survey will be shared at ANTEC Conference May 9, 2017.

This survey should take about 3-5 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your time and your valuable feedback.

* Your company is:

* What is your position?

* Does your company build your own molds?

* How many molds per year does your company require?

* If you outsource any of your molds, from where do you buy?

* Please list any off-shore countries where you buy molds.

* If you are currently buying molds off-shore, how much would you agree with the following statement?

"I trust my offshore source to build, test, and deliver a high quality mold."

Strongly disagree
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For the questions that follow, please use the slider to score each issue as it relates to buying (or considering buying) off-shore molds.

I'm concerned about the quality and certification of mold steel.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about the quality and authenticity of resins.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about cultural and language differences.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about increased tariffs on imported molds.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about the quality of mold components.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about convenience/security of payments to the supplier.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about security of intellectual property/non-disclosure agreements.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about project management and timely communications regarding progress on my projects.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about rising labor costs overseas affecting tooling costs.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about high turnover at the off-shore tool builder's facility causing problems for my tool build.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about time zone differences between us and our off-shore mold supplier.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about lead times.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about testing and inspection of molds.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about my mold being built to US standards.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about sampling and testing of parts off-shore.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about having to travel to an off-shore tool shop.

Not a concern
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* I'm concerned about whether there will be US (on-shore) support (i.e.maintenance and/or repair facilities) for molds built off-shore.

Not a concern
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* Please list any problems you have experienced with off-shore tooling sources.

* Please list any other issues or potential problems (which were not previously mentioned) that concern you when you are considering buying molds from an off-shore source.

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