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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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3 “Musts” of Manufacturing Mastery: Cost, Quality & Schedule

Manufacturing companies face any number of hurdles and issues on the path from an idea to a viable product. The success of your manufacturing company ...

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Domestic Manufacturing: Why Europe (the EU) is again a viable option

For years, manufacturing in countries like China seemed like a foregone conclusion for anyone with an eye for the bottom line. Of course you’d manufac...

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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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Quality Manual / Quality Management System

At some point, someone is going to ask about your company’s Quality Manual and Management System.  You may get a questionnaire from a distributor that...

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Quality Planning in Manufacturing

When I bring up quality planning to new hardware startups, I usually get a combined look of confusion and fear. Facing creating a 30 page document ful...

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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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6 Challenges Modern Manufacturing Companies Are Likely To Face

A modern manufacturing company is the key element to getting your product to market. However, a manufacturer must consider the momentum balance that m...

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