So you have a great idea that you’ve pitched to a few investors and have backing to produce your product. This is where the rubber meets the road; it’s time to build a line of prototypes or a full production run of your finished product. There’s a good chance you don’t have a full assembly line in your garage, and even if you could produce the product yourself, you likely wouldn’t be able to keep up with the quality and quantity that a full scale manufacturing service can provide.

What is a Manufacturing Service?
A full scale manufacturing service is any business that uses components, parts, or raw materials to make a finished good. Fields involved with manufacturing services range anywhere from pharmaceutical companies to aerospace firms.

These manufacturing businesses use a number of computer programs, robots and manual labor, to ensure they all work as a group to complete the process as quickly as possible. After production, these goods can be either be shipped to you, sold to another business, or even sold to another manufacturing businesses.

Should I Bring My Product to a Manufacturing Service?
If you have a prototype that is ready to go, have done all your homework and can answer, in extreme detail, “am I ready for production,” then yes, a manufacturing service would be right for you. However, if you still have some questions, need prototypes, or want some guidance when it comes to bringing your product from idea to reality, you may want to consider a Contract Manufacturing Service.

What is a Contract Manufacturing Service?
A Contract Manufacturing Service tends to be more flexible than a Manufacturing Service, and allows a designer to fabricate one component of their product, or take a concept and turn it into a reality. These Contract Manufacturing Services may specialize in one service area, or like Pivot International, specialize in a variety of industries, from foodservice to circuit board and electronics manufacturing.

If you just have an idea, Contract Manufacturing can assist with research and development, suggestions for improved design, and assembly material options. Once you’ve worked with this service, they will then complete a full, or partial run, depending on your needs.

So Which is Right For Me?
The answer to this question depends greatly on your product, and the people around you. If you have a tested prototype and a team of well-respected professionals who know your field and the product’s design, a Manufacturing Service could be all you need to get your product off the ground. However, if you need more feedback, are a very small scale operation, or are looking to get a prototype in the hands of potential investors and professionals, a Contract Manufacturing Service may be your best bet.

How Do I Find Out More?
Pivot International can serve both your Manufacturing, and Contract Manufacturing needs. With FDA approval, clean rooms, and ISO:9001 and ISO:13485 certifications, Pivot is ready to handle any manufacturing needs you may have.For more on our product manufacturing services, please click here. click here.