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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 professional grade BOM template that helps them get start...

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Factory Audits: A Manufacturing Sanity Check

We often use the analogy that picking a Contract Manufacturer (CM) is like picking a spouse; you are going to be together for better or for worse and ...

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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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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 look of confusion and fear. There is an inherent assu...

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Working with the Big Guys' CM Doesn't Guarantee the Same Results

 

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Hard Facts: Challenges of a Hardware Startup (What to do, and what not to do)

The following was written by the team at Zuli Home, a Dragon Innovation customer. You can see the original post here.

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Manufacturing heads for the cloud -- and your city

The following piece: Manufacturing heads for the cloud -- and your city, authored by Mark Muro, originally appeared on Brookings with a follow-up piec...

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Customer Post - iKubu: The Beauty of Dragon Innovation

The following post was authored by Franz Struwig, CEO/iKubu, a Dragon Innovation Customer.

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This Cooler Raised $13 Million From Crowdfunding—But What Happens Next? Enter Dragon Innovation

The wild success stories of crowdfunding are becoming legendary. Take Coolest Cooler—an all-in-one outdoor entertainment solution that combines a 60-q...

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