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Proof of Concept

You’re validating assumptions and rapidly iterating with off-the-shelf parts. Product Planner can help your Bill of Materials (BOM) structure and cost visibility, an Engineering Session will give you quick feedback, and cost estimates or Design for Manufacture (DFM) reviews will give you clarity on the next steps forward.

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What's in a Complete Bill of Materials (BOM) & CAD Package

Here at Dragon Innovation, we’re often approached with incomplete Bills of Materials (BOM)/CAD packages. BOM and CAD packages come in all shapes and s...

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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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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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Dragon Innovation Presents – Prototyping with James Berg: Part 2 – Scrappy Prototyping

This is part of a series of several posts about prototyping by James Berg. We will cover a lot of concepts, from practical ideas to help you prototype...

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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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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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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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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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Prototyping On A Budget

Building a prototype is an essential part of any product development cycle and as an early stage start-up, getting the most out of your prototype is c...

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