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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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7 minute read | March 30, 2017

Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Manufacturing Guide

When it comes to quality planning, hardware startups tend to spend most of their time working on Read More
3 minute read | October 17, 2016

Product Planner: Empowering Hardware Companies with Hardware Insights

Less than a year ago, we introduced the Dragon Standard BOM to give the hardware community a... Read More
7 minute read | September 8, 2016

Top 10 Manufacturing Reasons Hardware Companies Fail

Having worked with hundreds of hardware companies and startups over the course of many years,... Read More
7 minute read | June 27, 2016

Factory Audits: A Manufacturing Sanity Check

We often use the analogy that picking a Contract Manufacturer (CM) is like picking a spouse; you... Read More
8 minute read | May 26, 2016

Understanding Gross Margin in Hardware

Recently, Brad Feld published an insightful post on hardware gross margin. As a follow-up, I... Read More
9 minute read | March 9, 2016

The Quality Plan - A Critical Piece of the Hardware Puzzle

When introducing the need to create a Quality Plan with our customers, we usually get a combined... Read More
7 minute read | December 11, 2015

Can Your Product Marketing Videos Be the Key to Your Specification Document for Manufacturing?

The hardware revolution is changing the way products are marketed, developed, launched,... Read More
3 minute read | November 10, 2015

Introducing the Dragon Standard BOM

Over the last six years since starting Dragon Innovation and Bolt, I’ve talked with thousands of... Read More

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