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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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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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Prototype to Product: The Quick and Dirty

  Get your prototype ready for production with these quick tips

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New In Product Planner: The Issues Report

Introduction and Background Every team starts off with a Bill Of Materials (BOM) in a spreadsheet.  Whenever there's a heavy reliance on custom spread...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 3: Final Assembly

In the third and final article from guest Elaine Chen's multi-part series, we explore final assembly strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 2: Sourcing Custom Parts

In the second of a multi-part guest series from Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny valley” of consumer ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 1: Sourcing COTS Parts

In the first of a multi-part guest series by Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing components for building 2000 units of a product. These posts are meant f...

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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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