Reverse engineering with production

What is the reverse engineering with production in China? This is the order in which you send us some part of the product or the whole product, and our task is to produce the same item, putting your logo on it. Such orders for production in China always give you the highest return of investment. In addition, they are extremely interesting.

Reverse engineering with production

Why it is profitable

Reverse engineering is the most difficult type of commodity production in China. These types of orders are the most labor-intensive, require the largest investment and reliable inspection of all details. During the implementation of orders for reverse engineering with production in China, unexpected problems often appear which we didn’t take into account at the beginning. The good news is that these orders are always the most profitable (in terms of ROR), and at the same time are very interesting. Although they can be difficult, long-lasting and expensive.

Production of identical products and Chinese law

According to Chinese law, we can produce identical items if we put your logo on them. The problem may be a situation when the product has a reserved formula, but such happens only at major brands like Apple, Samsung etc. Of course, before we start production, we make sure that we don’t infringe the patent laws. If the manufacturer didn’t patent his product in any way, but only reserved his logo, then we can start production. In a situation where the product is somehow patented, we make changes so as not to infringe the patent. Thanks to this, the final product is as similar as possible and at the same time doesn’t break the patent law.

Reverse engineering with production is the icing on the cake when it comes to production in China. If we’re able to do it, all standard ones no longer cause any problems. As a Fullbax company owner, I honestly admit that I like them very much and I always do personally from A to Z. Reverse engineering orders with production in China have been divided into two groups due to the degree of difficulty.

Group 1 – One or several elements that do not create a mechanism:

The easiest way to explain this is by example: You buy some product made of metal from your supplier or an agent that is imported from the producer (eg in the US) and rare. A product composed of these elements is expensive. If you could produce this product yourself in China, you could save money or even make a profit. You also assume that the final price of the finished product is several times higher than the real price of production and material used. What do you do about it? You send us some of these products. We produce for you identical in terms of material used, appearance, durability, certificates, etc. In the case of a metal product it will probably be such a scheme:

  • Physicochemical examination of quantitative-qualitative composition. So that we know the material / alloy from which the product is made.
  • 3D scanning, thanks to which we can transfer the product to a 3D project.
  • Making a metal pressure injection mold (if the product is made by die casting) or writing a program for multidimensional machining (if the model product was made by machining).
  • Samples and tests.
  • Corrections and modifications until we obtain an identical product.
  • Preparation of the necessary certificates.
  • Production.

These types of orders, which are more difficult than standard projects, increase your rate of return (ROR). You don’t have to pay another company and agents, but you produce everything from beginning to end. This is possible thanks to the help of Chinese producers, whose offer is more attractive than in the USA and Europe.

Group 2 – The most difficult order type of all:

Several or more items of different types form one working product, and in addition must be the same as the pattern

We make individual elements as in group 1, but there are also difficulties such as:
  • There are dozens of elements made of different materials.
  • All elements must be 100% perfect to create a working mechanism. Improperly mapping an element will result in the lack of the entire product. It happens, especially in small objects, that error tolerances smaller than 0.01mm cause a difference in performance. Below this border, it’s no longer a machining, but art.
  • Usually an electrician is added: printed circuit boards, integrated circuits, switching stations, software that supports a given system, power supply eg batteries, display, etc.
  • Many other difficulties depending on how complicated the product is and what category it belongs to. Is it a product only mechanical, mechanical-electrical or only electric?

Some elements can be selected and purchased finitely. This makes production a bit easier. These situations are for example:
  • We do not have to do 3d scans and produce screws, because we can get the same in regular sales without any problem. This may also apply to the battery or screen (if the project requires them).
  • We do not need to build a processor and other parts of the system, we can only buy the same ones that are in the original product.

But it’s not possible to buy the same housing of the product, so we must make the injection mold and produce it ourselves. The more the product is supposed to be similar to the original, the more it will cost to produce it and the longer it will take. Orders of this type are the most complicated. This is because it’s definitely easier to build something on the basis of a project than to create from scratch with only the model of an already existing product. The biggest challenge is the situation when the product is to be identical, but only your logo should be applied. The order of this type is the most difficult of all possible. The biggest advantage? If production is difficult, expensive and time-consuming, there is little probability that someone has manufactured such a product before. And if you’re in a small group of people who can sell a product, you will always earn more than others.


Praktyczny poradnik: 5 kluczowych elementów minimalizacji ryzyka importu z Chin, cz.1.