Minimise transport costs by using uk suppliers
When it comes to manufacturing the far east has dominated and to some extent still does. But things are changing for the better. No longer will small manufacturers into research and development need to source their components from china and Taiwan etc. parts can now be bought at much less cost from uk3dprinting firms such as magicmodel who are specialising in producing and manufacturing small batches of hard plastic parts. Obviously accuracy is never going to match that of a precision cnc or injection molded part but it is a great accessible solution for proof of concept. At magicmodel we encourage our customers to try one before committing to a small batch of say 50-100. This way our customer is able to test their design with very little to no collateral damage.