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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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Key Steps to Finalizing Your Bill of Materials (BOM)

You have a brilliant idea for some new electronic gizmo: a better mousetrap... You’re sure there is a market for it, so you prototype it, making many ...

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Initial Concept to Design for Manufacturing: Prototype Properly in 6 Easy Steps

To prototype properly you'll need focus, help from friends and definitely creativity. Every product innovator has their own process but we here at Dra...

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The Purpose of Prototyping in Manufacturing

This is the first of a series of several posts about prototyping. We will cover a lot of concepts, from practical ideas to help you prototype faster a...

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Understand Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

Most hardware startups don’t fail because of the quality of their product or the technical ability of their team. Most hardware startups fail because ...

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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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Meet the Burger (Part 2): Product Item, Packaging & Accessories

In part 1 we discussed the distinction between SKUs, Product Items, and all of the various part types that make up a final product. The high-level ove...

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Meet the Burger (Part 1): SKUs - The Value Meal of Manufacturing

Our burger diagram essentially explains how your product SKUs are like a value meal. In this post, we'll take a deeper look at where that idea came fr...

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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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Prototyping On A Budget

Building a prototype is an essential part of any product development cycle and as an early stage start-up, getting the most out of your prototype is c...

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