Posts tagged product production
The Reality of Innovation

Many, if not all, of our clients are looking for the “next big thing” in their industry. Ideation and brainstorming activities are usually a good starting point in trying to discover them. These creative gatherings are usually focused on generating new concepts and provoking thoughts that are untethered by any type of constraints. It is fun and exciting to think up new ideas if we ignore how they might actually work or be produced. Phrases like “thinking outside the box”, and “blue sky thinking” mean that there are no limitations and all solutions are possible.

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THE CHINESE TOOLING PUZZLE

A large part of Catalyst’s business is producing rapid, prototype, and bridge plastic injection tooling for our clients. In fact, few vendors who specialize only in tooling can consistently build the complex plastic injection molds that we do in the lead time or price that we do it. But, in quoting situations sometimes we hear “I have a quote from China that is less than yours”. When we hear this, we think of the little Chinese finger puzzles that are popular at kid’s birthday parties. The key is to relax, think about why you are trapped, and then escape.

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