Product Design Viking Plastics works with our customers as a design and development partner. Together, we can engineer optimum efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and functionality into every product, no matter how complicated. Viking Plastics’ engineering and development staff works with our customers during the early stages of the design process to discover new ways of achieving optimal results on every product we ship. Our team of highly trained experts will guide your project every step of the way. Experienced in a wide range of plastics, we can help decide on the best materials for any type of project. Utilizing Finite Element Analysis allows us to view structural analysis and load analysis, ultimately allowing us to provide feedback about improvements to the design to yield higher strength or higher loading cycle capability. We can evaluate and provide design solutions for manufacturability and assembly, considering your design needs as well as minimizing upfront tooling construction costs, ongoing maintenance costs and processing needs. Not only do we help with designing the product, we also assist with design of the logistics processes taking into account things like packaging and shipping. We also can provide packaging guidance to help identify and manage programs that require returnable packing, custom formed packing, molded plastic totes, etc. Viking Plastics works to be an extension of the customers’ engineering department and offers suggestions and solutions for manufacturability. This feedback helps with design optimization, process optimization, and material optimization so that cost and quality objectives are obtained.