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Final Prototype

With a looks-like/works-like prototype, a stable BOM and CAD Package, it’s time to sharpen your estimates and de-risk your manufacturing plans.

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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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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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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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Prototype to Product: The Quick and Dirty

  Get your prototype ready for production with these quick tips

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The Quality Plan - A Critical Piece of the Hardware Puzzle

When introducing the need to create a Quality Plan with our customers, we usually get a combined look of confusion and fear. There is an inherent assu...

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Hard Facts: Challenges of a Hardware Startup (What to do, and what not to do)

The following was written by the team at Zuli Home, a Dragon Innovation customer. You can see the original post here.

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New US DOT Battery Regulations

The Federal Department of Transportation recently released updated regulations for the transport of lithium batteries (49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, and...

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