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Idea Phase

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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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: "Zero-to-One" is a lot different than “One-To-Many”

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy.  It was great to take a break from thinking about manufacturing in high-vo...

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Bill of Materials (BOMs) 101

This blog post may be a little less exciting than the last two; but it’s essential!  Today I’m going to talk about Bills of Material(s), more commonly...

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

When exploring Product Planner, one of the first concepts you'll come across is our burger diagram, essentially explaining how your product SKUs are l...

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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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The Future of Hardware - Part 2: The Trends

As both the future of hardware and the way that hardware is manufactured continues to evolve, here are some of the important changes I see shaping the...

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Future Of Hardware - Part 1: The Tools & Technology

With the explosive growth in the future of hardware over the last few years, I’m often asked whether we’re in a bubble; is this revolution sustainable...

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Engaging Your Network | Hardware Crowdfunding 101

The most critical aspect of a funded crowdfunding campaign is an engaged audience. Who is more engaged than your personal network? At a minimum, your ...

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Preparing for Launch | Crowdfunding 101 for Your Hardware Product

The Dragon Innovation team has seen funded campaigns all follow a similar path to success: preparing for launch. A combination of fully engaging your ...

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