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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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Top 10 Manufacturing Reasons Hardware Companies Fail

Having worked with hundreds of hardware companies and startups over the course of many years, you can say at Dragon Innovation that we've seen it all....

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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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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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Factory Selection: OEM vs. ODM

In a recent post about the Manufacturing Request For Quote Process, we briefly touched upon the difference between an OEM vs. ODM. To review, Contract...

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How to Navigate the Manufacturing Request for Quote (RFQ) Process

Recently we presented an overview on the product manufacturing lifecycle which broadly encompasses five stages (assuming a company has reached functio...

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Certifications For Hardware Products: What you Need to Know (Part 3)

To conclude our certifications series, we review some of the major decisions you'll need to make along the way. If you haven't covered them already, d...

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Certifications For Hardware Products: What you Need to Know (Part 2)

In the second post of our Certifications series, we start to break down what the different certifications cover as well as what drives the regulations...

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Certifications For Hardware Products: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

We often get the question, "Certifications...isn't that something my Contract Manufacturer (CM) handles?" The short answer, which you probably guessed...

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