Dragon Innovation Blog

The manufacturing process is a challenging one. There are many steps from turning inspiration into a tangible product, which takes time and discipline. Learn from manufacturing experts about what you need to know in order to launch successful products in the Dragon Innovation Blog.

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11 minute read | June 22, 2020

Avoid Common Mistakes with a 5 Step Process to New Product Introduction (NPI)...Using LEGOs

The New Product Introduction (NPI) process is a complex one. Understanding the associated... Read More
3 minute read | March 17, 2020

CNC Machining and 3D Printing: Which is Best for Rapid Prototyping?

There are advantages to using both CNC machining and 3D printing for creating prototypes quickly... Read More
8 minute read | March 6, 2020

What is the Patent Process: A Deep Dive

Every product starts out as an idea. As innovation continues, it's the responsibility of the... Read More
9 minute read | February 18, 2020

Pre-Production Milestones 101: EVT, DVT, PVT

By now, you are likely aware that the order of operations to deliver electromechanical products... Read More
5 minute read | March 12, 2019

3D Printing Cost Estimation – Did You Think of Everything?

This is a guest post by Castor . Castor provides cost estimation for its customers, by... Read More
3 minute read | February 20, 2019

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Zero-to-One vs One-to-Many

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy.  It was great to... Read More
7 minute read | September 26, 2018

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... Read More
8 minute read | September 5, 2018

Quality Planning in Manufacturing

When I bring up quality planning to new hardware startups, I usually get a combined look of... Read More
4 minute read | September 4, 2018

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... Read More

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