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RevZero launches contract manufacturing operation in MN.

With a new 15,000 square-foot facility in Chanhassen, MN, RevZero, Inc., a new provider of rapid prototyping and automated production (among other offerings), has opened its door for business. With several million dollars in start-up capital funding the operation, the seven founding members of RevZero have focused investment in advanced CNC metalworking equipment and key personnel, the company said.

According to Kirk O'Brien, CEO, the company has developed a "unique" manufacturing model that reserves capacity in RevZero's plant exclusively for rapid prototyping, concurrently develops automated production for established products and aggressively recruits some of the best manufacturing talent in the Midwest.

"Our managers have over 120 years of collective manufacturing experience, and they have invested their hard-earned cash to fund the first round of capital equipment purchases ... interest in RevZero has been so enthusiastic that we've actually had to turn investors away," O'Brien said, adding that "start-up businesses are always energizing because they allow you to start with a clean slate and design a new organization for a very specific purpose while discarding all the baggage that mature businesses accumulate along the way. It's a great way to attract motivated people and give everyone a fresh start on a very rewarding path."

Among the company's cache of new equipment are wire EDM, Swiss screw, vertical mill and multi-axis lathe machinery. Also installed have been an ultrasonic citric passivation line, centrifugal disc finishing machines, SolidWorks design software and automated video inspection equipment. The company said it also will add eight to 12 additional machines in the coming year.

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Publication:Medical Product Outsourcing
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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