Pros and Cons of Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing is by far the most-used form of manufacturing utilized by companies across the globe in need of outsourced manufacturing services. Contract manufacturing is utilized by companies from Apple to Tesla to scale their production to levels that would be otherwise […]


Cutting Design Costs with Owens Design CEO, John Apgar

Over the years, Owens Design has mastered the art of product development- reducing design costs while simultaneously producing high-quality, peak-performance semiconductor equipment designs. Through optimizing operations in our company’s day-to-day processes and unique staffing methodologies, we have pinpointed some counter-intuitive elements that […]

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Balancing Act: Design-to-cost gives users the upper hand in product development

Successful product development requires achieving the proper balance between cost, performance, and schedule. For capital equipment OEMs, cost is a high-priority issue and often the difference between winning or losing. Studies have shown that most product cost is determined during the early […]


4 Stages of Automation to Help Scale Your Production Line

Once a company or startup has succeeded in developing a working prototype and market for the new product, the next question is “How do I scale my production?” It’s not an easy transition from prototype development to go for full production. To […]

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Premier Silicon Valley Systems Integration

Owens Design: A Leading Bay Area Systems Integrator Since 1983, Owens Design has been helping businesses and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and surrounding areas enhance and streamline their automation processes. As the leading San Francisco systems integrator, we provide the resources […]


Control Design: Importance of IT personnel in the manufacturing industry

2019 Medical Device Trends

2019 Medical Device Manufacturing Trends