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Contract Manufacturing vs OEM: What’s the Difference?

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A close-up photograph of a CNC mill in action on a square block of metal. The machine's sharp metal tool is cutting into the metal, producing a shower of metal chips that are scattering in all directions. Light illuminates the scene from the left, highlighting the precision of the machining process.

Precision in motion: Watch the CNC mill work its magic on this metal block, bringing the design to life.


In the dynamic world of manufacturing, businesses often face the decision of whether to manage the entire production process in-house or outsource parts of it to a contract manufacturer. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and contract manufacturing, along with their respective pros and cons. Additionally, we will explore best practices for approaching a contract manufacturer and explain why partnering with an experienced company like Machining Concepts is essential for your manufacturing needs. Read More