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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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How 2D Drawings Help Manufacture Better Parts

Fact: 3D CAD technology makes the product design process up to 50% faster than using 2D drawings alone. But does that mean 2D CAD drawings are obsolete? It may surprise you to learn that while 3D CAD models have revolutionized product design, 2D designs still play a very important role in the manufacturing process. Engineers […]

Photo renderings of your ideas

You know what your thing should look like, and what it should do.  It is probably something you have come to know like a good friend.  You have probably spent hours of creative time working on it, thinking about it, and revising it over and over again.  “Obsession” is a word that usually describes it. […]

New device saves money for truckers and fleets

Rapid prototyping helped us develop a better tool for Slack Dog Tools.  Sometimes we find ourselves developing products to solve problems that we did not know existed. Trailers have electrical connectors that connect the lights on the trailer to the truck hauling it. Commercial trucks use a universal 7-pin socket connector for this purpose.  The […]

Rapid tooling, rubber grommet

“Yes, but I need parts NOW!!!” A last-minute cable design change required a different grommet to protect a cable as it passed out of an enclosure.  Nothing was available off-the-shelf that had the shape characteristics we needed.  In this case, we needed the durability, heat resistance, and strength and there were no rapid prototyped material […]

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