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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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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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Working with the Big Guys' CM Doesn't Guarantee the Same Results

 

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Factory Selection: OEM vs. ODM

In a recent post about the Manufacturing Request For Quote Process, we briefly touched upon the difference between an OEM vs. ODM. To review, Contract...

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Manufacturing Request for Quote (RFQ) Process

Recently we presented an overview on the product manufacturing lifecycle which broadly encompasses five stages (assuming a company has reached functio...

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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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Getting to Pre-Orders : The Insensi Journey

The following post was authored by Ilan Abehassera, Founder & CEO of Insensi, a Dragon Innovation customer. 

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