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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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"Ask a Dragon" #1: Answering Your Manufacturing Questions

At Dragon, we're approached with manufacturing questions all the time. While our business is leveraging our expertise and knowledge directly for our c...

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

This is a guest post by Castor. Castor provides cost estimation for its customers, by analyzing which parts are 3D printable.  

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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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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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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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6 Challenges Modern Manufacturing Companies Are Likely To Face

A modern manufacturing company is the key element to getting your product to market. However, a manufacturer must consider the momentum balance that m...

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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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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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