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Manufacturing a new product in China can be done with ease and lots of fun. I have gone to China quite a few times helping companies source tooling, retail products, automotive components, and products made in China, but most importantly I have developed an extensive network of "quality first" supplier sources . This website contains a series of answers to many questions that may help you though the process of How to manufacture a product in China. The purpose of this website/ blog is to get your product, idea or invention manufactured with minimal hassle and low cost.

Sourcing products in China

Let me first start of by telling a bit about myself. I lived in China in the early 2000's sourcing products in China. After 12 years of working for my family's manufacturing company in Cleveland, Ohio, I became a journeyman tool and die maker, building and repairing metal stamping tools for the major automotive manufacturers. We supplied all the major automakers with tooling, progressive dies, metal stampings and heavy metal fabrications. I learned everything related to the manufacturing equipment, management and the process of identifying top quality sources from the automakers, as they are experts with sourcing to their suppliers. I applied this knowledge, and moved to China to help new clients from my website.

How to vet a factory in China

While living in China, I set up a small office to vet local factories in Fujian province. I hired 2-3 people that assisted me with data entry and setting up visits. I had a lot of work to quote on at that time, so I would send the drawings to the factories in our database and invite them to meet with myself and my team, this then lead into visiting the factory and documenting equipment. This process took me to many cities throughout China learning about the areas that specialized manufacturing processes, products or even materials. Fujian province is typically considered outside the "major manufacturing hubs" in China, which include Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, but what I quickly realized was that the cost of living was much lower in Fujian province therefore the cost of labor was as well. During that time I toured many plastic injection mold companies in China, which sometimes included CNC factories, casting factories and PCB factories as well.

Why clients choose Manufacturing China

Finding the best supplier in China can be time consuming and fustrating if you do not have the experience or network to move things along. We created a package of services that are flexible to our clients needs. Our core services include..

Our core customers are inventors and small to medium enterprises that do not have the luxury of time to visit China, develop manufacturing sources or deal with quality control issues. Some of our clients also lack specific experience with the complexities of manufacturing. So they select us to assist though the process. If you previously worked with other suppliers in China, and still wish to work with them, we offer services to assist in that as well. For example, if you already found sources on Alibaba, Globalsources, Panjiva we can work with those suppliers and create blueprints with tolerances so that the factory is held to a standard set by you.

Some of our past clients include inventors, Mark Cuban companies, Daymond John Academy, Office Max, Staples, Office Depot and small family owned businesses. Our job is to build a working relationship with the manufacturers in China, create specfications for the manufacturers work through quality issues from China. This is why we started our company to help clients get to market as fast and accurate with the lowest costs possible. We have a small team in China to deal with issues that come up from time to time.

Experience Matters

With 20 years in China sourcing for global clients, we have a very high success delivering products to clients seamlessly with low cost and high quality. All of our clients have businesses to run, and a small problem can develop into loss of sales, returns or the loss of a client. Our experience in the business allows us to create plan to ensure that this does not happen.

Experts in Manufacturing

We are experts in China tooling & China manufacturing processes. We also spend a lot of time vetting and curating new suppliers to determine manufacturing and quality capabilities. We do this in partnership with a small team of 2-3 people in every major city in China. Our team will go to the physical location and document equipment, workforce, organization structure and building size.

Many manufacturers in China that we vet from time to time, have a narrow set of capablities that may raise costs on manufacturing a product, as the factory will have to source things to other factories and mark it up up to 50%. To minimize that impact, we developed a process to source to the most efficient dedicated to a specific manufacturing process, and assemble in-house to keep costs to the minimum.

This process also works well to keep intellectual property away from a single supplier that manufactures similar items, and may see it as an opportunity to remarket it on the major B2B marketplaces. All B2B marketplaces remain a constant irritation to those that are concerned about copycat manufacturing companies in China because it gives would be copycats a place to market those products to global buyers.

Product Development in China

Most of our product development is done with our core team of engineering, designers, and prototyping partners in China and Singapore. We have 3D CAD engineers, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, cnc machining, laser cutting and sheetmetal fabrication partners. We have developed pretty much every kind of product from custom electronic assemblies, heavy castings, small to large plastic products, retail consumer goods, fitness equipment, sewing custom products, composites, and plastic assemblies.

Factory Tours

We arrange trips to China for purpose of manufacturing your goods or products. Typically we will pick you up at the airport, and take you to the factory which can last 2-7 days depending on requirements. We offer daily services, to make sure you get the product you want. We do this without the hassle of visiting factories, that are not capable of manufacturing your products. It is highly recommended to use this service if you plan to come to China. This will ensure your time is productive when you visit.

Exchange Rates RMB to USD

The Chinese dollar is weaker than the USD over the last year. The trend of a weaker RMB means, your products coming in from China will offset potential duties. If you want to import from China you should pay attention to this. Keep track of the USD to Chinese Yuan here

 

Source in China for these Manufacturing Processes

  Assembly 
Electronics Assembly 
Packaging Services 
Cable Assembly 
Gluing 
Hose Assembly 
Mechanical Assembly 
Other Assembly 
Soldering 
Welding 
Wire Harness Assembly 

Casting 
Injection Casting 
Centrifugal Casting 
Ceramic Mold Casting 
Die Casting 
Investment Casting 
Lost Foam Casting 
Other Casting 
Permanent Mold Casting 
Plaster Mold Casting 
Sand Mold Casting 
Shell Mold Casting 
Vacuum Casting 

Coating 
Other Coating 
Paint 
Thermal Coating 
Chemical Cleaning 
Electropolishing 
Powder Coating 
Plating 
Surface Treating 
Vapor Deposition 

Tool, Die & Mold Making 
Blow Mold Making 
Compression Mold Making 
Injection Mold Making 
Lay-Up Mold Making 
Pattern Mold Making 
Reaction Mold Making 
Blanking Die Making 
Clicker Die Making 
Compound Die Making 
Extrusion Die Making 
Multi-slide Die Making 
Other Die Making 
Progressive Die Making 
Stamp Die Making 
Steel Rule Die Making 
Rotational Mold Making 
Structural Foam Mold Making 
Thermoform Mold Making 
Transfer Mold Making 

Engraving & Marking 
Chemical Engraving 
Hand Engraving 
Labels 
Laser Engraving 
Machine Engraving 
Other Engraving 
Roll Die Engraving 

Fabrication 
Bending 
Welding or Bonding 
Drawing 
Lay-up 
Other Fabrication 
Punching 
Slitting 
Structural Fabrication 
Cutting 
Forming 
Filament Winding 

Finishing 
Shot Blasting 
Silk-Screen Printing 
Sand Blasting 
Honing 
Lapping 
Other Finishing 
Polishing 
Deburring 
Abrasive Cleaning 
Burnishing 
Sharpening 
Stripping 
Tumble Finishing 

Forging 
Heading 
Impression Die Forging 
Near-Net-Shape Forging 
Open Die Forging 
Other Forging 
Press Forging 
Roll Forging 
Swaging 
Upset Forging 
Net Shape Forging 

Grinding 
Centerless Grinding 
Cylindrical Grinding 
Surface Grinding 
Other Grinding 

Heat Treating 
Curing 
Hardening 
Other 
Stress Relieving 
Annealing 
Case Hardening 

Machining 
Shaping 
Electric Discharge 
Milling & Turning 
Reaming 
5 Axis Milling 
Chemical Machining 
Deep Hole Drilling 
Machining of Castings 
Micro-Drilling 
Milling 
Other Machining 
Screw / Swiss Machining 
Turning 

Metal Spinning 
Metal Spinning >= 36" 
Other Metal Spinning 
Metal Spinning < 36" 
Metal Spinning & Stamping 

Packaging 
Pallets & Skids 
Bags 
Bottles 
Boxes 
Clams & Clampacks 
Containers 
Crates 
Foam 
Labels 
Tubes 

Powdered Metal Forming 
Isostatically Pressed 
Press & Sinter 
Metal & Powder Injection Mold 
Powder Forged 

Stamping 
4 / Multi-slide Stamping 
Blanking 
Coining 
Drawing 
Stamping 
Progressive Die Stamping 

Tube Modification 
Tube Bending 
Braided Tubing 
Drawing 
Hybrid Tubing 
Other Tube Processing 
Swaging 

Springs & Wire Forming 
Wire Forming 
Other Wire Forming 
Weldment 
Coil Rolling 
Coil Springs 
Springs & Wire Forming 
Compression Springs 
Extension Springs 
Torsion Springs 

Woodworking 
Wood Fabrication 
Wood Finishing 
Wood Assembly 
Planing 
Routing & Drilling 
Wood Turning 

Bearings 
Babbitt Bearings 
Flanged Bearings 
Needle Bearings 
Thrust Bearings 
Linear Ball Bearings 
Linear Journal Bearings 
Linear Roller Bearings 
Pillow Block Bearings 
Radial Ball Bearings 
Radial Journal Bearings 
Radial Roller Bearings 
Other Bearings 

Chemical Processing 
Chemical Blending 
Chemical Calcining 
Chemical Classifying 
Chemical Drying 
Chemical Milling 
Other Chemical Processing 
Chemical Screening 
Chemical Size Reduction 
Chemical Synthesizing 

Cutting Tools (Special) 
Boring Tools 
Custom Cutting Tools 
Drilling Tools 
Milling Tools 
Reaming Tools 
Threading Tools 

Industrial Equipment 
Automation Equipment 
Electrical & Lighting Equipment 
HVAC Equipment 
Other Equipment 
Packaging Equipment 
Process - Plant Equipment 

Extrusions 
Direct Extrusion 
Other Extrusion 
Indirect Extrusion 

Gears 
Bevel Gears 
Blanks 
Helical Gears 
Internal Gears 
Other Gears 
Spur Gears 
Worm Gears 

Fasteners & Hardware 

Anchors 
Bent Anchor Bolt Sleeves 
Bent Anchor Bolts 
Bolt Anchors 
Caulk-In Anchors 
Chemical Anchors 
Drive Anchors 
Drive Pin Anchors 
Drop-In Anchors 
Expansion Shield Anchors 
Rod Anchors 
Screw Anchors 
Sleeve Anchors 
Stud Anchors 
T-Anchors 
Wall Anchors 

Bolts 
Bucket Tooth Bolts 
Cap Screws 
Carriage Bolts 
Coil Bolts 
Connector Bolts 
Elevator Bolts 
Eye Bolts 
Ferry Cap Screw 
Flange Bolts 
Hanger Bolts 
Heavy Hex Bolts 
Hex Bolts 
Hex Lag Screws 
J-Bolts 
Penta Bolts 
Plow Bolts 
Shaker Screen Bolts 
Sidewalk Bolts 
Square Head Bolts 
Step Bolts 
Structural Bolts 
Tap Bolts 
Tension Control Bolts 
Toggle Bolts 
U-Bolt Plates 
U-Bolts 

Hardware 
Adhesive Back Products 
Captive Screws 
Catches 
Clips 
Control Cable Clamps 
Equipment Braces 
Flashing Products 
Grommets 
Handles 
Hasps 
Hinge Products 
Hooks 
Knobs 
Latches 
Standoffs and Spacers 

Nails 
Bulk Nails 
Pneumatic Brad Nails 
Pneumatic Finishing Nails 
Pneumatic Framing Nails 
Pneumatic Roofing Nails 

Nuts 
Acme Nuts 
Acorn Nuts 
Allenuts 
Cage Nuts 
Cap Nuts 
Castle Nuts 
Clinching Nuts 
Coupling Nuts 
Finished Nuts 
Flange Nuts 
Heavy Hex Nuts 
Hex Nuts 
High Nuts 
Jam Nuts 
Knurled Nuts 
Lock Nuts 
Machine Screw Nuts 
Palnuts 
Slotted Nuts 
Spring Nuts 
Square Nuts 
T Nuts 
Wing Nuts 
Wire Connectors 

Pin Fasteners 
Clevis Pins 
Coil Pins 
Cotter Pins 
Dowel Pins 
Hairpin Clips 
Hitch Pins 
Lanyards 
Locating Pins 
Lynch Pins 
Self-Locking Pins 
Snapper Pins 
Split Rings 
Spring Pins 
Tab-Lock Pins 
Taper Pins 

Rivets 
Rivet Back-Up Washers 

Fasteners & Hardware 

Rivets 
Rivet Collars 
Rivet Lock Bolts 
Rivet Mandrels 
Rivet Nuts 
Rivets 

Rods 
Clinch Studs 
Coil Rods 
Double End Studs 
Fully Threaded Studs 
Slip-On Lock Nuts 
Threaded Rods 

Screws 
Coach Screws 
Deck Screws 
Drive Screws 
Drywall Screws 
Flooring Screws 
Furniture Screws 
Jack Screws 
Machine Screws 
Multiple Material Screws 
Particle Board Screws 
Roofgrips 
Self-Drilling/Tek Screws 
Sems Screws 
Sheet Metal Screws 
Thread Cutting Screws 
Thread Rolling Screws 
Thumb Screws 
Wood Screws 

Security Fasteners 
Machine Security Screws 
Security Bits 
Security Drivers 
Security Removal Tools and Keys 
Sheet Metal Security Screws 
Socket Security Screws 

Set Screws 
Socket Set Screws 
Square Head Set Screws 

Sockets 
Button Socket Cap Screws 
Flat Socket Cap Screws 
Low Socket Cap Screws 
Socket Cap Screws 
Socket Jam Screws 
Socket Shoulder Bolts 

Springs 
Compression Springs 
Extension Springs 
Other Springs 
Coil Springs 
Flat Springs 
Torsion Springs 

Struts, Clamps & Hangers 
Beam Clamps 
Channels 
Clevis Hangers 
Conduit Clamps 
Conduit Hangers 
Cushions 
Flat Plate Fittings 
Mounting Hardware 
Pipe Clamps 
Riser Clamps 

Washers 
Belleville Washers 
Beveled Washers 
Bonded Sealing Washers 
Bushings 
Conical Washers 
Fender Washers 
Finishing Washers 
Flat Washers 
Hillside Washers 
Load Indicating Washers 
Lock Washers 
Ogee Washers 
Square Washers 
Structural Washers 
Wave Washers 
Williams Washers 

Weld Fasteners 
Anchors 
Studs 
Weld Nuts 
Weld Pins 
Weld Screws 

Other Hardware 
Cable Fasteners 
Door Closers 
Push In Fasteners 
Retaining Rings & Clips 
Other Fasteners & Hardware 

Pumps, Valves & Fittings

Flow Fittings, Misc. Fittings 
Hose & Pipe Fittings 

Pumps 
Air Compressor Pump 
Centrifugal Pump 
Chemical Pump 
Diaphragm, Air Pump 
Gear Pump 
Hydraulic Pump 
Metering Pump 
Piston Pump 
Submersible Pump 
Vacuum Pump 
Other Pumps 

Valves 
Ball Valves 
Butterfly Valves 
Check Valves 
Control Valves 
Diaphragm Valves 
Gate Valves 
Globe Valves 
Needle Valves 
Pinch Valves 
Plug Valves 
Relief Valves 
Vacuum Breaker Valves 
X - Misc. Valves 
Electro-Valve 
Manual Valve 

Molding

Blow Molding 
Compression Molding 
Dip Molding 
Injection 
Lay-Up Molding 
Pour Molding 
Pultrusion 
Rotational Molding 
Structural Foam 
Thermoforming 
Transfer Molding 

Printing

Decalcomania 
Flexography 
Offset 
Polychrome 
Print on Demand (POD) 
Screenprinting 
Tampoprint™ 
Thermography 
Typography 

Rapid Prototyping

3-D printing 
Drop on Demand 
Fused Dep Model (FDM) 
Select Laser Sinter (SLS) 
Stereolithography (SLA) 
Trad Model Making 
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 

Seals and Gaskets

O-Rings 
Other Seals & Gaskets