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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: 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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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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