Month: June 2019

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Off-The-Shelf vs. Custom Automation Solutions

Depending on a company’s product design, they’ll have different manufacturing needs. In some cases, all the materials, equipment, and processes are already in place so your product will have a speedy transition to the market. This scenario would call for off-the-shelf factory equipment. In other cases, your project may require more involved engineering and manufacturing […]

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 impossible in-house. As with any operational model, contract manufacturing has significant pros as […]

Cutting Design Costs with Owens Design CEO, John Apgar

Since 1983, Owens Design has mastered the art of product development by 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 counterintuitive elements that are vital to cutting costs for capital equipment design. Reducing R&D costs involves […]