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Seeking advice reverse engineering a product

stonewallljack's Avatar

Hello 

I am purchasing a product that i know consists of recycled rubber however there are other components and compounds that help make this product material very robust for a specific industry. I am working with the nearest major universities materials engineering department and am trying to figure out the other compounds to make it up;

My questions is, does anyone know of any tactics or strategies when dealing with overseas manufacturers of your prints/patents and how to best get them to meet your needs and specs and qualifications? 

Thanks

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chappy75's Avatargold

That is such a hard question to answer, primarily because how confusing it is. I don't have patents manufactured overseas.

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rogerbrown's Avatargold

I agree with Steven. If you go to a manufacturer and give them the CADs, specs on what you are wanting made, the size of the run and the materials you want used for the parts they should be able to tell you if that is within their capabilities and give you a breakdown of costs, shipping, etc.

You might want to also run it by manufacturers in the U.S. and see if they can meet or beat the quotes you get from overseas. Try looking in thomasnet.com for manufacturers that work on the field you are targeting.

One thing you did not clarify is are you looking at making an existing product? If so are you sure you will not be infringing on their patent?

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chappy75's Avatargold

Great points Jimmy's Band... you do have to read that contract with the University. Likely, they will want a portion

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