Polyhistor’s Customer-Centric Approach to Manufacturing

What sets Polyhistor apart from most job shops? Our custom manufacturing experts are also engineers. This distinction means you benefit from highly skilled professionals who approach every prototype, part, and product through an engineering lens. We’re adept at identifying design issues, brainstorming solutions, and recommending modifications. Made by Manufacturers, Optimized by Engineers Here’s how Polyhistor’s […]


Quick-Turn Precision Machining: How We Set You up for Success

If you were a fly on the wall at Polyhistor, you’d hear engineers and machinists on our team regularly discussing how to manufacture customers’ parts.  These interactions may be commonplace at our shop, but in the manufacturing world at large, they’re somewhat of an anomaly. All too often, customers are left to act as the […]


6 Precision Machining Challenges SOLVED with Smart DFM

Want to ensure a smooth manufacturing process the next time you request a quote?  Avoid common precision machining challenges by carefully designing your part, product, or prototype according to Design for Manufacturing (DFM) best practices.  Read on to learn Polyhistor’s tips for getting a top-quality product at the best possible price.  Polyhistor’s DFM Tips for […]


7 FAQs Product Developers Have about Patents

Are you considering a patent for a product you’re developing? Polyhistor collaborates with many product developers to optimize patent-worthy concepts and creations, from prototype to production.  From our unique vantage as custom manufacturing experts, we’ve watched countless product developers suffer the fallout of a poor patent strategy—or none at all! Before you push your next […]


4 Best Practices for Developing Electromechanical Assemblies

Does your next project require electrical engineering, prototyping for electrical components, or electromechanical assembly? With Polyhistor’s advanced product engineering services, your ideas come alive as tangible, superior-quality products. While nothing in the manufacturing world is truly simple, electromechanical parts and products introduce a unique layer of complexity to precision machining. Electromechanical prototypes, for example, tend […]

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Polyhistor’s President Peter Schönning Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re brainstorming your next big idea or gearing up for production, you probably have a lot of questions. Here at Polyhistor, we love questions because we’re obsessed with problem-solving!  Keep reading to learn how Polyhistor can give life to your creative concept from our friendly machine shop in Jacksonville, Florida. 12 Manufacturing FAQs—Answered 1. […]


Go to Market Fast with Polyhistor’s Full-Service Product Development Services

You have a brilliant product idea, and you’re eager to bring it to life! Instead of outsourcing product design and prototype development to separate vendors, partner with a contract manufacturing services provider that offers a full spectrum of in-house services.  When the entrepreneurs Daniel Sheppard and Andy Thomas went in search of a full-service product […]


5 Reasons Polyhistor Is a Great Place to Work

With people as incredible as ours, a small precision machine shop can deliver BIG solutions.  Polyhistor International is responsible for transforming customers’ innovative ideas into successful products—a task that isn’t possible without brilliant product development, engineering, and manufacturing experts like you on our team.  Interested in joining us? Take a look at what makes Polyhistor […]


Design for Manufacturing Tips for Precision Machining: 4 Features to Avoid

When developing a part or product for precision machining, it’s important to consider how your design will translate onto the shop floor. Manufacturability issues can increase a project’s cost and lead time, and it’s best to get ahead of any potential roadblocks during the design phase.   Our cost-saving Design for Assembly (DFA) tips have helped […]


5 Ways to Optimize Your Timeline for Contract Manufacturing Services

Time is always of the essence in manufacturing. There are so many moving parts involved in bringing a product from concept to completion—and plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong and timelines to get delayed.  It certainly doesn’t help that the manufacturing industry is uncharacteristically volatile at the moment. Global supply chain disruptions and […]

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