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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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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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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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Key Steps to Finalizing Your Bill of Materials (BOM)

You have a brilliant idea for some new electronic gizmo: a better mousetrap... You’re sure there is a market for it, so you prototype it, making many ...

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6 Challenges Modern Manufacturing Companies Are Likely To Face

A modern manufacturing company is the key element to getting your product to market. However, a manufacturer must consider the momentum balance that m...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 3: Final Assembly

In the third and final article from guest Elaine Chen's multi-part series, we explore final assembly strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 2: Sourcing Custom Parts

In the second of a multi-part guest series from Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny valley” of consumer ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 1: Sourcing COTS Parts

In the first of a multi-part guest series by Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing components for building 2000 units of a product. These posts are meant f...

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Hardware Startup Realities: The good, the bad, and the legal

Entrepreneurship can be a wild ride. People start companies because they have passion and a big idea—but they may lack knowledge about the legal proce...

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