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  1. jpanarra

    Small Scale Manufacturing Machines

    Hey all! JP HERE! A bit about myself, I am a department head in a manufacturing plant and I’m responsible for a few large scale manufacturing lines for bolts. I’ve been exposed to a number of manufacturing machines. If there’s a way to ‘print’ money it's having a machine make something of...
  2. Walter Hay

    Is Chinese Cheap Labor a Myth?

    An old friend who owns two huge factories in China told me recently that he has managed to cut his labor force by nearly 50%. He has done it by introducing robotics into his system. He is delighted with the cost savings, but on checking his online published price lists I can see that he is...
  3. N

    INTRO How do I develop and manufacture a physical product?

    Hello everyone, So I have an idea for a product (it's a water bottle but not simply just a bottle). I personally would benefit so much from this product. I want to make a prototype and start using it myself, then poke around communities to see if others like it. Even if no one wants it, I just...
  4. Lex DeVille

    HOT TOPIC Can We Talk Tools for the "Maker Market"?

    A new industry has emerged called the "Maker Market." It's an industry of people who make cool shit from home. Along with the industry, there's a lot of companies selling shovels in the form of scaled down industrial equipment designed for garage-sized spaces. I was hoping we might have some...
  5. MJ DeMarco

    Anyone ever try/use MFG.com to find a manufacturer?

    A place to get manufacturing quotes from multiple vendors. Looks like something I did years ago. Looks useful for machining, stamping, assembly, molding, and fabrication. Manufacturing Quotes | Contract Manufacturers | MFG.com
  6. Walter Hay

    Manufacturing Productivity Related to Management Style

    Let me recount my experience during the late 60s to mid 80s in visiting factories where my product was being used. I saw extreme opposites in the same industry. One was a small, low capitalized operation that churned out a massive amount of high quality product on ancient equipment in a...
  7. Richard Gao

    How do I get a product assembled? (Not manufactured)

    I am trying to create a product, but the materials I source are from many sources, it will all have to eventually trickle down into one factory where the product will be assembled. Does anybody here know any assembly companies that will assemble products with the materials your provide them...
  8. TonyStark

    How to get more leads in a construction industry?

    So I'm trying to find more cable buyers in the Austin area, I was wondering if there was a company or software that could help me out in finding buyers? Or is cold-calling the best way?
  9. Arun Siva

    NOTABLE! The definitive guide for MFG/QC issues and what you ecommerce sourcers and inventors must know

    First of all, it was great to meet all the focused insiders at the 2018 summit. Especially @MJ DeMarco @Chitown @million$$$smile Im glad that you all got to meet me; I haven't been too active on the forum but thanks to @LightHouse challenge at the summit to make a GOLD/NOTABLE thread that has...
  10. T

    I have an original product idea. Which of these pathways to take?

    I have an original idea for a product. The target customers are hobbyists from a very specific and small niche, yet big enough to make this product lucrative. (The Facebook group for this hobby has around 30K members). After a thorough Google and Amazon research session, I've concluded that...
  11. thecocopod

    Looking for Protoype/Manufacturing

    I have my first invention ready for prototype. CAD is ready. Money is ready. So many plastic manufacturers out there. Any suggestions on where to find a company to make a series of prototypes with me to get ready for production? Thanks!
  12. Arun Siva

    Manufacturing consultation and advice

    Several members have pm’d about various topics in the realms of product customisation quality control and measures, as well as manufacturing in general. If anyone on here would like to gain insight and most importantly awareness of what to expect when dealing with manufacturers and or machine...
  13. Tony I

    Organic Supplement manufacturers?

    Hey everyone, In the process of launching an organic health supplement; does anyone have any recommendations as far as contract manufacturers? Not too confident about the one we're using at the moment- would like to have a backup regardless. Any help is appreciated- thanks!
  14. amp0193

    Manufacturing in Mexico - Pros/Cons

    With the on-set of environmental shutdowns and rising labor and raw material costs in China, it's got me thinking about manufacturing elsewhere. Does anyone here know someone who has ever imported/manufactured in Mexico? The challenges seem like they would be mostly upfront: Finding a...
  15. Nizamuddin

    INTRO Engineer by Profession but Entrepreneur by heart

    I Mohammad Nizamuddin Studied Master in Engineering (Mechanical) Interested to do research in product development and i want utilised my product development quality for my business. i love to research,develop and manufacture valuable product for customers. with fastlane community i want became...
  16. windchaser

    Small batch manufacturers in the US

    Hi Fastlaners, I already have some prototypes of my product and I am currently looking for small batch manufacturers in the US. I am having a lot of trouble identifying the relevant ones and I was wondering the process that others in the same situation have followed to find the right...
  17. Eskil

    MARKETPLACE Eskil's Mentoring to Accelerate Your Growth

    This is a personal mentor / coaching program meant for anyone who is serious about getting off to a solid start - or to take an existing product based business to the next level. A few years back, I offered coaching in this thread, which was heavily Amazon-focused. I coached several people...
  18. MakeMoreMoves

    Leather Manufacturing: In-House vs. Outsource?

    So I decided that for my first real brand creation. I did some validation with aliexpress dropship and compared to all my other ventures it got good results. It is the leather/bracelet jewelry field Did some more research and there is massive competition. I was going to start with leather...
  19. Studious Nomad

    About to start my first SAAS and I need Amazon Sellers to make it work

    So, I have a great idea that I think would solve a lot of problems for people launching products to amazon. As the market has become saturated with Aliexpress/Alibaba/Ebay items, I want to create a service geared towards those amazon importers that are currently branding and releasing new...
  20. MitchM

    I have two different products that I would like to put on the market. Where to go from here?

    Okay, so I have two ideas which are both basically alternative and improved forms of products that are already on the market. What I am wondering is how different does the product need to be to patent it (and in what circumstance I should) and whether or not branding/going to a retailer will be...

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