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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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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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Understanding Gross Margin in Hardware

Recently, Brad Feld published an insightful post on hardware gross margin. As a follow-up, I thought it would be useful to take a deeper dive into thi...

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Design For Manufacturing - DFM Course 12 - Costing

The next Design for Manufacturing course will be about costing – COGS, BOM, and cash flow, which is the sort of the very boring but absolutely vital p...

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Building a Hardware Product? Here's How To Save Money

In order to reduce costs when building a hardware product, it is important to take a step back and look within the context of the Total Product Develo...

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