The lure of churning out parts overnight, with little or no labor cost, is understandably attractive to many manufacturers that are constantly looking for ways to cut down on expenses. Many manufacturing companies also understand that nothing comes easy and good planning for potential disruptions ahead is essential.

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Source: Design World

4 considerations before jumping into lights out manufacturing

Before you dive into lights out manufacturing, gather input from everyone (and everything) involved in the production and make a well thought-out plan. Then test your plan before committing to an operation. Another solid option might be making a simple piece for a larger part. Now, you’re gaining an advantage on labor costs while still overseeing the final assembly.

The experts at PDS can help you think through all the aspects of manufacturing, design and prototyping. Download a brochure and learn how we make efficiencies with precision happen for your next project.

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