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Intro to Contract Manufacturing

  • Oct 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Bolt

Last week I went on an epic factory tour throughout China along with Adam Craft, Dragon's VP of Manufacturing. Together with Dragon's Far East team, we visited half a dozen factories in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Shaoguan and got to see their circuit board production (SMT) areas, manual assembly lines, EDM and injection molding machines, compression molding machines, die casting machines, roto-molding machines, electroplating and painting areas, as well as many more mind-blowing manufacturing processes. 

Perhaps one of the most valuable things that I learned during the trip though was simply how contract manufacturing works in general. In this talk, I'll discuss my experiences in China, give a practical explanation of how factories operate, and provide an overview of the various (ingenious) manufacturing processes that are used to mass produce today's products.

As usual, there will be pizza and beer, and we'll have time before and after to hang out. You are also strongly encouraged to bring any prototypes you've been working on so that the Dragon Team and our other attendees can discuss it with you and provide design and manufacturing feedback.  

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  • alex

    Great presentation. Loved the video footage.

    October 29, 2013

  • Joel J.

    Definitely appreciate the video footage. I know that it was a lot of work to prepare that for the presentation. I learned everything I wanted to know. Thanks.

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a lot of fun and very informational. I would definitely attend again.

    October 28, 2013

  • Joel J.

    Looking forward to learn about the tour. I have gotten word recently that China is the best place to go for supplies, fabrication prototypes, and production supply chains.

    October 27, 2013

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