by Charlie Harte

Suppliers for New Products: We Changed Our Minds

Proficient Sourcing LLC exists to help OEM procurement.  In specific, we find prospects for manufacturing whatever the OEM needs.  While this is mostly machining and occasional plastic injection molding we also feature a wide variety of capabilities that are significantly less common.  With all the companies we recommend, all these “others” have a history of happy customers.

We have excellent sources for several of these not-so-common capabilities, including metal spinning, one-off gears, powder metal parts, clamshell packaging, micro machined parts, display structures, very large parts, molded plastics of different types, and 3D printing, both metal and plastic.  If these might be a fit, click here.

One area we’ve looked upon as not productive (for us) has been new products.  These usually involve changed plans frequently modified designs and a lot of time invested for limited results.  Recently, after a couple of these, we published an article pointing out the difficulty of sourcing new concepts, new products, and related requirements.

Yet there’s a need for our improvement.  Providing a service for new products, product modifications, and prototypes is a need, so we’ve changed.  We have companies now that are well suited to these sorts of requirements.

These companies are equipped to deal with new designs as well as modifications—specialists in innovative work.  Much of this involves changing designs with reasonably priced prototypes for approvals and these made quickly.  A cornerstone of these capabilities is 3D printing, both metal and plastic.  In addition, one company has a vast array of manufacturing capabilities so that almost anything anyone needs made after 3D printing can be produced—efficiently!

This company has extraordinarily varied capabilities, including both plastic and metal injection molding, forging, engineering support, and a host of more traditional metalworking as well as metal 3D printing.

The company featured in the 2nd article (below) has expertise in part design and engineering to accompany their focus on extremely precise and fast 3D plastic printed parts.   Companies in need of help finalizing designs and examining alternatives should find this company extremely helpful.  Special expertise is quickly helping with part design and then producing a 3D example that’s very accurate

Both these companies welcome customers with new product manufacturing requirements.  With these 2 Proficient Sourcing LLC is much better equipped to assist with finding suppliers for product development and related innovations.  Bring them on-we’ve changed our ways!

About the author 

Charlie Harte

I’ve built this business based upon my 30+ years in manufacturing sourcing and productivity improvements, where I’ve developed strong relationships with a network of local and global suppliers who’ve demonstrated on-time delivery, parts built to spec, excellent service and value. This means HAPPY CUSTOMERS!