Here at Dragon Innovation, we’re often approached with incomplete Bills of Materials (BOM)/CAD packages. BOM and CAD packages come in all shapes and sizes, but in order to move forward with choosing your factory and starting manufacturing, they need to be complete.
- EE (Electrical)
- Bare PCBA
- Board Size
- Board Layers
- ME (Mechanical)
- Fabricated Parts
- Sheet metal
- CNC Parts
- 3D Printed Parts
- Anything OTS (Off the Shelf)
- Springs, washers, motors, lights, batteries, rails, etc.
- All 3D renderings
- 2D Drawings (when 3D unavailable)
- All Parts
- Associated Part #’s
- Top level assemblies of parts
- ME: General outer dimensions (popboard if possible)
- EE: Gerbers + Schematics + Component list
- 3D CAD Designed
- Generate outer dimensions + critical features
To recap, since starting Dragon Innovation we’ve talked with thousands of hardware companies and factories about how to start manufacturing and scale from a prototype to high volume production. A critical starting point is reviewing a Bill of Materials (BOM) and CAD Package, which serves as the foundation for building the product. It’s a fundamental set of data, used throughout the process. A well constructed BOM and CAD clearly communicates all of the technical ingredients required to build the product. For more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re here to help you get started!