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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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A 100 Day Journey of Manufacturing Insights in Asia Begins

Join Dragon Innovation’s VP of Strategic Planning, Shawn Chang, as he explores the State of Manufacturing in Asia, beyond just China. 

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Quality Manual / Quality Management System

At some point, someone is going to ask about your company’s Quality Manual and Management System.  You may get a questionnaire from a distributor that...

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Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Manufacturing Guide

When it comes to quality planning, hardware startups tend to spend most of their time working on ensuring that a product will work as promised however...

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Top 10 Manufacturing Reasons Hardware Companies Fail

Having worked with hundreds of hardware companies and startups over the course of many years, you can say at Dragon Innovation that we've seen it all....

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Factory Audits: A Manufacturing Sanity Check

We often use the analogy that picking a Contract Manufacturer (CM) is like picking a spouse; you are going to be together for better or for worse and ...

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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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Product Manufacturing Lifecycle Overview

Getting a new product successfully into mass production, so that it is manufactured on time, in high volume, with high quality, and at a reasonable co...

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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 along the way. If you haven't covered them already, d...

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Design For Manufacturing - DFM Course 10: Test Design

The next lecture in the Design for Manufacturing course is about Test Design and will be taught by Dragon Innovation's VP of Manufacturing and Enginee...

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