Spoke to a former colleague who is a manufacturing expert. I asked him – what’s the minimum, viable manufacturing capability he would recommend? He said, one machine that’s flexible and able to do small batches because Australia does not have the demand to keep a bigger machine at capacity. He also warned me about the price of moulds. I had no idea that they could be in the 6 figures for some.
He just reiterated my view that I should outsource my manufacturing (at least for now). I still have way too much to learn which makes the risk intolerable for me personally and to any potential investor