Just Because They're Right Doesn't Mean You're Wrong
I hit a steep learning curve when starting to figure out how to manufacture silvr.
After weeks of research and conversation, I landed on casting and injection molding as my manufacturing process of choice.
At the same time, I landed on the material I would use — 304 stainless steel.
About a month into reaching out to manufacturers, one wrote back saying that what I was asking for wasn't possible because of the resistance 304 stainless has.
I was embarrassed and crushed to know I had to go back to the drawing board.
With more research I found that 304 stainless works better with a manufacturing process called machining. So, I started reaching out to manufacturers for this...
...only to be told "Why don't you do injection molding? It will cost so much less and scale better?". I was shocked to know that there were plenty of shops out there capable of carrying out my original manufacturing plan.