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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 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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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

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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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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