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Instructions to jewelry contract manufacturer

Subcontracting Library

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Assaying Basics
Understanding a refiner’s metal sampling and analysis processes.

Finding & Choosing Subcontractors
Tips for finding the right subcontractor to meet your needs.

Safe Subcontracting
How to protect yourself when working with subcontractors.

Smooth Subcontracting
How to ensure a good relationship with your contract service providers.

To Stamp or Not to Stamp
How to determine when tool & die is your best option.

Working with CAD/CAM Providers
A model approach to developing a good relationship.

Working with Casters
How to ensure your castings meet expectations.

Working with Refiners
Guidelines for developing a refined relationship.


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