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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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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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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

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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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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Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 3: Final Assembly

In the third and final article from guest Elaine Chen's multi-part series, we explore final assembly strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny ...

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