Sorry Joe, but I don't see how you can own tooling and not have absolute control
over what the tooling gets used for. Having been in a business that uses tooling
for machine parts, castings and PCB production and testing for 25 years, I know
this to be so. You pay for the tooling, you own it, you control it. Period.
Joe Curry wrote:
> Bill Gunshannon wrote:
> > According to George Richardson:
> > >
> > > Silly? How are you going to get parts that TRF owns the tooling for from
> > > someone else unless they canbuy them from TRF?
> > How can TRF "own" the tooling for any british car part?? Rimmer is
> > authorized by "British Motor Heritage" to remanufacture some parts
> > that are not currently available. Can TRF claim the same credentials??
> I think we are stuck on semantics here. TRF can own the tooling and not
> have any exclusive rights to the part that is manufactured from that
> tooling. The problem being tooling is expensive to fabricate and must
> be expensed out over all the many parts that can be manufactured using
> that tooling.
> While anybody is free to manufacture their own tooling to produce
> whatever they want, the cost is what makes it less attractive to do so.
> If someone has already made that investment, it discourages others from
> doing it too unless the market for that part is so large that it can
> bear more than one manufacturer.
> You don't need BMIHT's permission to make parts, it is just helpful to
> have their blessing when you try to sell them.
> Joe Curry
> "If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort."
> -- Dave Weinbaum in National Enquirer
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