Design is a big deal. It’s so big it’s a category with subcategories under it. There’s design forContinue Reading →
One of the most exciting milestones in product development is the receipt of first samples. At this point, the ideas that have traveled through your mind, napkin sketches and technical drawings now rest in your hands. While it may feel like you have summited the challenges that exist in navigating the product development life cycle, it is essential that you use this time to closely evaluate the first samples with a critical eye and communicate your findings to your contract manufacturer.Continue Reading →
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In your product development quest, you’re undoubtedly getting familiar with the acronym soup that surrounds quality, safety testing and deciding which certification marks your product will require.Continue Reading →
So, your contract manufacturer offers Value Engineering. That’s nice.
Just one question: What does that mean?Continue Reading →
Think eco-friendly and manufacturing don’t mix? Think again.Continue Reading →
Just think about it for a second. Every day you interact with hundreds of products that at one point were nothing more than an idea. But have you ever wondered what it looks like to take a product from prototype to production? It's a complex process that combines creativity and procedures. There are stops and starts. The timeline for development is as individual as the person who created the product. However, there are several milestones to look for along the way.Continue Reading →
For obvious reasons, 3D printing is a popular prototyping method — whether SLA, SLS or FDM. But did you know a simple tweak in the software settings can save you time and money when creating your 3D-printed prototype?Continue Reading →
As the aging population increases and the desire for medical interventions allowing for an active lifestyle continues, the demand for implantable medical devices will expand further. A report released in early 2017 estimates the global implantable medical devices market will reach $54.2 billion by 2025.
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At last! It’s time to turn your design into a physical object. While it’s exciting to see something from your imagination turn into reality, there are questions that must be answered before you can begin.Continue Reading →
“A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step,” says the Lao Tzu proverb. The same is true when you’re developing a product. There is no place to begin except the beginning, and sometimes even that isn’t very clear.Continue Reading →