[Discuss] Manufacturing services for small projects (< 1000 units)

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 01:25:08 UTC 2014

I'm pretty sure that's what SeeedStudio is doing.

At least they would probably be a good start to the list.

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Mario Gómez <mxgxw.alpha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello!
> Now I have a question: here in El Salvador we have a couple of people
> trying to manufacture electronic devices, but since many years ago we lack
> manufacturing facilities. I'm trying to find people that could offer that
> kind of services worldwide.
> I would think that is possible that someone on this list already offer
> services for things like PCB manufacturing, board assembly or the whole
> package.
> I think that would be great if the OSHWA could have a list of "trusted"
> providers (as a member benefit?), this list could be proposed by the OSHWA
> members and the members could rate them based on their experience with
> their services (like eBay).
> I know that I can simply make a "google search" for this kind of services,
> but I'm of the thinking that for a small startup project, the risk of
> ending with a bad provided from a google search is not necesary when there
> is already a community that can help with their experience.
> Something basic like a list of Company names, minimum quantities that
> could be ordered, accepted payment methods, countries that could be served,
> etc. Could be really usefull for small OHSW projects that may be don't have
> access to facilities for manufacturing in their home countries (like our
> case), or don't have enough time or people to do all the logistics involved
> to handle the whole manufacturing process.
> What do you think?
> Regards,
> Mario.
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