Monthly Archive: June 2012

Thermoforming Factory

The entrance to the factory is a little less than stellar. This one occupied the third floor of the building.

For the product I’m building (A portable electronic scoreboard), the enclosure is large; 18″x10″. This is pushing the limits of injection molding without using a giant press. It’s certainly too large for a 50 ton press, and the 200 ton is about right. I was looking for other options and wanted to try out thermoforming, …

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Interview with a former Foxconn employee

After reading this post about rioting workers at Foxconn, I thought I should respond with what I saw when I was in Shenzhen. The workspace where I’ve had my base of operations for the last two months has an employee who used to work at Foxconn as a test engineer. I asked him a few …

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Video of the electronic market

I met Ian of DangerousPrototypes and Tully and Liao in Shenzhen, and just discovered they have a video tour of the electronics market that is much better than the coverage I gave of the place. This video gives a good sense of what the market is like. And here’s the link to his article.

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