Time to Replicate: when should you use a contract manufacturer (CM)?

Time to Replicate: When should you use a contract manufacturer (CM)?

At last! The time has come to scale up production. As an OEM your product is selling and it’s time to ramp. As an End User your product is flying off the shelves and you need more and bigger factories. So you […]

Why OEMs should outsource product development and manufacturing

Why OEMs should outsource product development and manufacturing

If you are an OEM, you already have great engineering and manufacturing; why would you go outside for anything? This blog lists three reasons that OEM’s should consider outsource. 1. Focus on what you do best This is a question of focus. […]

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5 Tips for Getting Custom Equipment for End Users

So if you are an End User, why go outside for your factory equipment? We have found that many End Users are, of course, experts at operating factories, but they have little or no equipment design expertise, and frankly have no interest […]

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What will you do with your custom manufacturing equipment?

In the last blog entry of this series, we talked about how to find an “off-the-shelf solution.” (OTS) But if OTS is not the right solution for you, it’s time to figure out how to get the custom machine that fits your […]

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Tips for the early phase for laser processing

Mark Turner, CEO of Turner Laser Systems (TLS) has started a blog series to walk you through the key steps and challenges in laser process development. The first article focuses on the early phase when you’ve just discovered laser as a potential […]

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Off-the-Shelf Manufacturing Solutions

In an earlier blog on How to Select a Custom Manufacturing Equipment Supplier, we introduced a humorous flowchart that guides you to an optimal solution for your equipment needs. This blog leads you through the first step in this process—how to find […]

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Engaging the Hidden Customer

by Lori Runyan How often have you been well down the development path only to suddenly find it derailed by a new requirement? How often did that requirement come from someone you didn’t even know was a stakeholder? Changing requirements, either due […]

How to select an equipment supplier

How to select a Custom Manufacturing Equipment Supplier

One of the first questions our clients or prospects ask us is “How do I decide where to design and build my custom manufacturing equipment?” We understand the importance of this question and have extensive experience working with our prospects to identify […]


Market Requirement Statement: Missing the Mark

The Market Requirements Statement (MRS) is a key element in an organized new product development (NPD) process. It is the yardstick by which the proposed design is evaluated. Too often, however, the MRS is given to engineering without detailed discussion and debate. […]

Owens Design Receives 2019 Best of Fremont Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fremont Award Program Honors the Achievement FREMONT, CA | SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 — Owens Design has been selected for the 2019 Best of Fremont Award in the Manufacturer category by the Fremont Award Program. Each year, the Fremont Award […]