We’ve mentioned it before, but if you’re looking into metal casting for your prototype, there is a good chance that you’ve considered having it done overseas. The occasionally lower costs can make it tempting, but there are a few reasons we think you should consider having your metal casting done here in the good old US of A.
- There are fewer regulations overseas. This often means unsafe work conditions and incredibly low wages for employees in these overseas factories. Couple this with the fact that there are rarely child labor laws and it’s already apparent that having your product made in America is a good idea.
- You’re likelier to get a better product if it’s made in the USA. A number of factories overseas work with low-quality materials. Yes, it keeps your cost down, but it’s very true that you get what you pay for in this case.
- If your product is made in America, it’s supporting the US economy. Additionally, you know that you’re not contributing to an unhealthy environment because regulations here in the States keep pollution to a minimum so that there’s less of a negative effect on the environment.