If you run in Maker circles, you’ve probably heard the phrase “buy versus DIY.” Basically, should you buy something or figure out how to make it yourself? (Spoiler alert: usually making it yourself is the preferred choice!) The 4 main reasons to DIY for consumer goods … [Read more...] about Buy Versus DIY: It applies to companies too!
If you’ve been following along with the story of the Process Cat Desk Buddy, you know that we went from cartoon to a 3D figure modelled in software, to a 3D-printed prototype, to a resin-casted figurine. That’s pretty cool in itself. Now for the next step we developed a … [Read more...] about A New Process: Homemade Paint Mask!
Have you heard the term “reshoring” recently and wondered what it was? We'll cover it now! Reshoring is an idea that’s getting discussed a lot these days in manufacturing circles. Offshoring and Outsourcing Offshoring is moving manufacturing operations from the country … [Read more...] about Let’s Cover the Question: What is Reshoring?
A Manufacturing Case Study This is a case study for the process of moving from the design phase of a manufacturing project, through the prototyping and on to the small-scale production method known as resin casting. If you read part 1 of the case study you know that I had … [Read more...] about Resin Casting the Process Cat Desk Buddy!
Traceability in manufacturing means keeping track of your parts as they move through the production line. You can keep track of who handled each part, how long it spent at each step, and which reagents were used in making each part. If there’s a “bad” batch of one of … [Read more...] about What is Traceability in manufacturing?