Plastic Injection Molds 8 Tips For When Requesting Quotes

Some companies get to the point where they need plastic injection molds for their innovative product, typically for the enclosure and maybe a few plastic internal parts. Here are 8 tips for actions you should take before you confirm a … Continue reading

Product Tooling: Possible To Avoid Paying for it in Full

Getting product tooling for molded plastic parts and enclosures designed and fabricated is a large investment for most companies, often running into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Once you are coming to the close of the … Continue reading

Latest Asia Manufacturing Trends and Upcoming Regulations Overview (Dec ’22)

On December 13th 2022, our CEO Renaud joined Global Sources‘ Tom McGrenery for a fireside chat about some of the broad Asian manufacturing trends we’ve seen recently, as well as the new regulatory frameworks for manufacturing, new technologies or services. … Continue reading

How To Get A Quotation For Manufacturing Your New Product

Once you have made progress on the industrial design for your new product, of course, you want to have an idea of the cost to manufacture it. And also you want an idea of the investment to put down in … Continue reading

7 Reasons Why Your Supplier Won't Let You Visit Their Factory

Around 10 to 20% of the time suppliers demand payment from our clients before they allow an auditor, or even just a visitor, to visit the factory. As you can imagine, this makes factory audits and quality inspections difficult! Let’s … Continue reading

Minimizing a Product's 'Cradle to Grave' Environmental Impact

What is a product’s Cradle to Grave impact on the environment and how do we reduce ours in the name of becoming more environmentally friendly? We investigate this here…

Sofeast's Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2021

2021 has been an eventful year, to say the least! Here at Sofeast, we have continued to publish regular blog posts in order to provide advice for everyone who has outsourced manufacturing, supply chains in Asia, new products in development, … Continue reading

How To Reduce Risks As Order Sizes Grow When Working With Chinese Manufacturers

Despite the pandemic’s numerous lockdowns during 2020 and 2021, one positive result has been a boom in sales for a lot of businesses as many consumers have chosen to upgrade electronic, exercise, and home office equipment, furniture, home and kitchenware, … Continue reading

There are a number of different types of printing techniques to choose from when manufacturing your new product. The question is, which printing process fulfills your needs and fits your budget? In order to decide this, we created a free … Continue reading

The Many Benefits Of Preventive Maintenance [Podcast]

Listen to this episode, where Renaud introduces why preventive maintenance is important and shares some examples to help illustrate how it all works and its many benefits. If you’re interested in implementing a preventive maintenance plan of your own, we … Continue reading