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New Product Introduction

Once your factory has been selected, its time to bring your product to life at scale. We will act as your guide during this critical, high stakes phase.

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Patent Considerations When Approaching a Manufacturer

Patent protection can be a crucial asset to innovative startups and established companies alike. An issued patent can limit competitor activity in a p...

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From Idea to Reality: Navigating New Product Introduction (NPI)

Your company has gone from idea to prototype to the precipice of production. In short, your new product is getting ready to be introduced to the world...

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Meet A Dragon: Tan Li - Project Manager Far East Team

In the “Meet a Dragon” blog series we’ll be introducing our team members who help guide your product through the New Product Introduction (NPI) proces...

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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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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Design Constraints in Manufacturing

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully go from a “napkin sketch” all the way through high-vo...

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The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: 2 Key Decision Types

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully go from a “napkin sketch” all the way through high-vo...

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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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Building a Hardware Product? Here's How To Save Money

In order to reduce costs when building a hardware product, it is important to take a step back and look within the context of the Total Product Develo...

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3D Printing: A Growing Opportunity for Low Volume Production

I had the opportunity to sit on the Kairos Society’s 5th Annual Global Summit panel on 3D printing alongside Stratasys and GE. In the audience were an...

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