Ever struggled with deciding what to delegate and what to do yourself? In the last post, we talked about how DIY-ing manufacturing can be beneficial for companies of all sizes. But, not even the most dedicated Maker or do-it-yourselfer could completely avoid buying any … [Read more...] about Core Competencies for Maker Businesses
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!
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!
If you’re still on the fence about whether to go with contract manufacturing versus doing your own manufacturing in-house, check out the Interview with Bharat Moorthy where we discuss the pros and cons of working with a contract manufacturer. Once you’ve decided that the … [Read more...] about Contract Manufacturing – Large, Medium or Small?
Here at Process Cat we usually talk about ways to improve your own manufacturing. But, sometimes you’ll want to think about outsourcing, or contract manufacturing. A contract manufacturer is just what it sounds like: a company that manufactures products on a contract … [Read more...] about Interview: Should You Choose Contract Manufacturing?