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What's in a Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) & CAD Package

Here at Dragon Innovation, we’re often approached with incomplete Bills of Materials (BOM)/CAD packages. BOM and CAD packages come in all shapes and s...

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Who Moved My VC: State of Hardware Funding 2019

Common sense says – if you don’t know where to look, you will never find what you are searching for. If you’re a Hardware company thinking about manuf...

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On-Demand Recordings: "Ask Scott Anything" series with Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller

Get answers to your manufacturing questions from Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller, over a series of live webinars from the "Ask Scott Anything" ...

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The Winning Manufacturing Formula for Hardware Startups

As you may have heard already, building hardware is hard. To help young companies understand (and avoid) the common pitfalls of building physical prod...

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A 100 Day Journey of Manufacturing Insights in Asia Begins

Join Dragon Innovation’s VP of Strategic Planning, Shawn Chang, as he explores the State of Manufacturing in Asia, beyond just China. 

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New In Product Planner: The Issues Report

  Every team starts off with a Bill Of Materials (BOM) in a spreadsheet.  Whenever there's a heavy reliance on custom spreadsheets in any business it ...

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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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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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