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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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9 minute read | April 21, 2017

Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 2: Sourcing Custom Parts

In the second of a multi-part guest series from Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing strategies for... Read More
5 minute read | April 21, 2017

Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 1: Sourcing COTS Parts

In the first of a multi-part guest series by Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing components for... Read More
7 minute read | September 8, 2016

Top 10 Manufacturing Reasons Hardware Companies Fail

Having worked with hundreds of hardware companies and startups over the course of many years,... Read More
7 minute read | May 26, 2016

Understanding Gross Margin in Hardware

Recently, Brad Feld published an insightful post on hardware gross margin. As a follow-up, I... Read More
7 minute read | December 11, 2015

Can Your Product Marketing Videos Be the Key to Your Specification Document for Manufacturing?

The hardware revolution is changing the way products are marketed, developed, launched,... Read More
2 minute read | November 10, 2015

Introducing the Dragon Standard BOM

Over the last six years since starting Dragon Innovation and Bolt, I’ve talked with thousands of... Read More
7 minute read | October 8, 2015

What is the Product Manufacturing Lifecycle?

Getting a new product successfully into mass production, so that it is manufactured on time, in... Read More
8 minute read | October 1, 2015

Certifications For Hardware Products: What you Need to Know (Part 3)

To conclude our certifications series, we review some of the major decisions you'll need to make... Read More

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