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From Idea to Reality: Navigating New Product Introduction (NPI)

Your company has gone from idea to prototype to the precipice of production. In short, your new product is getting ready to be introduced to the world...

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3D Printing Cost Estimation – Did You Think of Everything?

This is a guest post by Castor. Castor provides cost estimation for its customers, by analyzing which parts are 3D printable.  

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Meet A Dragon: Tan Li - Project Manager Far East Team

In the “Meet a Dragon” blog series we’ll be introducing our team members who help guide your product through the New Product Introduction (NPI) proces...

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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: "Zero-to-One" is a lot different than “One-To-Many”

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy.  It was great to take a break from thinking about manufacturing in high-vo...

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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Design Constraints in Manufacturing

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully go from a “napkin sketch” all the way through high-vo...

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 - What is it and how does it affect your manufacturing plans?

Chinese New Year (CNY), a.k.a. Spring Festival, is the most important holiday for the Chinese people. 2019 is the 'Year of the Pig', and this year Chi...

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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: 2 Key Decision Types

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully go from a “napkin sketch” all the way through high-vo...

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Bill of Materials (BOMs) 101

This blog post may be a little less exciting than the last two; but it’s essential!  Today I’m going to talk about Bills of Material(s), more commonly...

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What to Know Before Visiting Your First Factory in China

I’ve heard many things from many people about what to expect on a manufacturing business trip to China, and when it was my turn to embark on my first ...

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