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Turning inspiration into a tangible product takes time and discipline. Thinking about manufacturing at this stage will help save time later when you’re ready to work with us.

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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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Reverse Engineering: A Holiday Toy Train Set

Watching my father-in-law struggle for about an hour to set up this year’s holiday train set gave me another opportunity to reflect on manufacturing a...

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Lead Time Considerations in Manufacturing

Lead-time to produce a product is generally based on producing and/or acquiring the components and then assembling them. However, lead times in manufa...

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Dragon Innovation Presents: The Halloween Candy Robot

I love to build things, especially robots.  Much of my day job at Dragon Innovation is focused on helping other companies build complex, high volume c...

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3 “Musts” of Manufacturing Mastery: Cost, Quality & Schedule

Manufacturing companies face any number of hurdles and issues on the path from an idea to a viable product. The success of your manufacturing company ...

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Dragon Innovation at World Maker Faire New York 2018

The Dragon team attended World Maker Faire New York 2018 It was a beautiful day at an amazing, well organized event. World Maker Faire New York 2018 w...

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Domestic Manufacturing: Why Europe (the EU) is again a viable option

For years, manufacturing in countries like China seemed like a foregone conclusion for anyone with an eye for the bottom line. Of course you’d manufac...

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