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mxitman

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Outsourcing Help
« on: January 03, 2012, 02:36:39 PM »
Anyone have experience with outsourcing a electronic/mechanical device to China or another country. I have a product I've developed and I had a few US companies do some prototyping for me. I made one version myself and now have 3 versions with the one I want for final development finally picked out. The only problem is the cost for manufacturing here in the US and while I would love to stamp made in the USA on it, since most of the components are electronic they aren't made here anyway. I can definitely make it work at the current product cost but eventually would love to drop the overall selling point to drive sales.

I have contacted a few companies in other countries through Alibaba but I never followed through with sending them my prototype, as I didn't trust them after our conversations. Anyone with first hand experience with any companies?
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Re: Outsourcing Help
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 09:14:29 AM »
If you are going to outsource to anywhere where likely to take of with your intellectual property then you need to mitigate the risk or otherwise pay more to get it done locally. Perhaps by the time you pay transport, errors in workmanship and any relevant import taxes you will be at the same cost per unit.

If you insit on going off shore for your outsource then break up your product into a number of separate bits and have each one manufactured by a differnet company. That way no one dodgy brothers outfit has all your intellectual property