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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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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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Can Your Product Marketing Videos Be the Key to Your Specification Document for Manufacturing?

The hardware revolution is changing the way products are marketed, developed, launched, manufactured and sold. The major barriers to entry for startup...

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Introducing the Dragon Standard BOM

Over the last six years since starting Dragon Innovation and Bolt, I’ve talked with thousands of hardware companies and factories about how to start m...

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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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The Product Manufacturing Lifecycle Overview

Getting a new product successfully into mass production, so that it is manufactured on time, in high volume, with high quality, and at a reasonable co...

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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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