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arlo

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There's no economies of scale if everyone develops their products from the ground up. Why have four panel operations when you can have one or two? There is still plenty of room to include features and distinctions that separate each company's products from the others. Big American companies (especially the auto makers) have been doing it for years.

The textbook definition of OEM is precisely what you're railing against: a company that manufactures equipment from outsourced components.
hoo boy you got that thumb ready dont ya'?
nope. step back a few years. let's go buy a chevy. raw materials may have been from various industries. after recycling started your 'vette body, fenders, windows glass may very well be made from your empty jack and mad dog 20-20 bottles. the engine, radiator, a/c components made from new (or your recycled pbr cans).
but...everything was made under the various divisions of GM. rochester carbs, delco, delphi, frigidaire, fisher body, moraine glass, harrison....yeah you get it. not like saab for example with bendix and a mish mash of kit parts.
so it looks like the premium you pay for a....staying on the subject...sony tv. the x1 processor. that's what you get. rip-chow-ching screens. mediatek chips. yeah, you get it (even you).
 

harshness

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step back a few years. let's go buy a chevy. raw materials may have been from various industries. after recycling started your 'vette body, fenders, windows glass may very well be made from your empty jack and mad dog 20-20 bottles. the engine, radiator, a/c components made from new (or your recycled pbr cans).
but...everything was made under the various divisions of GM. rochester carbs, delco, delphi, frigidaire, fisher body, moraine glass, harrison....yeah you get it. not like saab for example with bendix and a mish mash of kit parts.
You're going way, way back (the late 1960s) to when manufacturing in the US was untouchable (and was still relatively economical).

Kia has been building tiny Fords for quite a while.

Chevy LUV pickups back in the late '70s were pretty much re-badged Isuzus just as Ford Couriers were Mazdas. Half of Chevrolet's current product line (by model as opposed to unit sales) is substantially imported from Korea or China.

Chrysler was tight with Mitsubishi as part of their first bailout up to the point that they slipped into bed with Nissan and Renault.

American Motors came out of the gates by assembling frankenparts (excepting a lot of the Jeep stuff).

An organization like GM or Ford buying out a foreign factory doesn't magically transform it to an American factory nor does it mean that they aren't OEMing parts.

Half of the parts divisions of GM that you named are either dead or have been sold off. Delphi (Aptiv) is particularly unrecognizeable.
 

arlo

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You're going way, way back (the late 1960s) to when manufacturing in the US was untouchable (and was still relatively economical).

Kia has been building tiny Fords for quite a while.

Chevy LUV pickups back in the late '70s were pretty much re-badged Isuzus just as Ford Couriers were Mazdas. Half of Chevrolet's current product line (by model as opposed to unit sales) is substantially imported from Korea or China.

Chrysler was tight with Mitsubishi as part of their first bailout up to the point that they slipped into bed with Nissan and Renault.

American Motors came out of the gates by assembling frankenparts (excepting a lot of the Jeep stuff).

An organization like GM or Ford buying out a foreign factory doesn't magically transform it to an American factory nor does it mean that they aren't OEMing parts.

Half of the parts divisions of GM that you named are either dead or have been sold off. Delphi (Aptiv) is particularly unrecognizeable.
what about aerogel?
 

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