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Small Diameter Aluminium Extrusion

Extrusion machine in Tianjin, China

Small diameter aluminium extrusion in Tianjin, China Last week I received a question from a start-up about aluminium extrusion who is new to manufacturing. Not the big stuff, but small diameter. Here’s what I said… “Metal tubes are made by extrusion. To get your exact size, you need the extruder to create a mould/die. Generally…

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A display of consumer pet products

So you import products from Asia right? This is how it normally plays out once the goods ship from port. After me, your sourcing partner, has got the vendor to prepare a correct set of shipping documents including a Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Certificate of Origin, and Bill of Lading, they send me final scans…

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Hints for the LUNAR New Year

Many passengers waiting in Guangzhou South Station

The Lunar New Year is a wonderful time to be in Asia. The impact to the production world of the Lunar New Year holiday however is not limited to just the official days off. In China for example, you basically need to assume you lose a month prior and a month after to manufacturing efficiency.…

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