Local production or overseas?
it is always a valid question. Outsourcing is an effective cost-saving strategy when used properly. It is sometimes more affordable to purchase a good from companies with comparative advantages than it is to produce the good internally. Asking for prices is never a bad idea. Things to consider are always the technology involved. Machinery equipment and operating are always expensive whether its in North America or overseas. Laser cutting is still laser cutting elsewhere, not just anybody can do it. Always be careful about your design being copied. I strongly recommend not sending your full design at the same manufacture. At least that way, nobody as a full view of your design intent. I usually send the most expensive ones and build cost ratio around it. there is also North American companies that specializes in manufacturing for you overseas. i recommend Giolong International. They have inspectors overseas too look all of your production stages and quality control.
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