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    September 17, 2019

    How Small Design Changes Can Affect Product Development Pricing

    You’ve submitted your design, you’ve seen your prototype and… there’s something not quite right. Maybe a curve is deeper than expected, there’s a ridge or dimple where there shouldn’t be. Perhaps it just doesn’t feel the way you expected it to. But it’s a simple fix, right?

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    March 06, 2019

    CASE STUDY: Creating the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Experience

    February 05, 2019

    Our Best Blog Posts for Inventors

    If you’re in the midst of developing your next great product idea, you’ve likely been scouring the internet for the best information about taking this initial thought and making it into a reality. There are so many aspects to consider, making it easy to get overwhelmed and confused. We’d like to help walk you down this entrepreneurial path by...

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    October 17, 2018

    The Most Common Product Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Designing a new product is as easy as having a killer idea, right? Not right. There is a lot that goes into designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling a new product. Millions of products have failed (take these 12 notorious product flops for instance), and chances are that all of them had at least one of the below mistakes in...

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    May 31, 2018

    Items to Include in an NPI Checklist

    If you thought the new product development process was going to be a walk in the park, you might need to take a look at a survey conducted by Gartner in 2017. The survey questioned CEOs about the success of new product introduction, and the numbers were sobering. 

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    May 17, 2018

    How Increasing Design Tolerance Can Cut Costs

    The product design and development process is a fascinating one, marrying creativity with the disciplines of math, science, engineering and marketing. Transforming an idea into a marketable product doesn’t just happen.

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    April 19, 2018

    Why Use a Contract Manufacturer with Design Services Capability?

    You have a product design or prototype, or maybe you have a product that’s already being produced in need of a redesign. Before you can even think about the manufacturing particulars — where it will be made, who will make it, what manufacturing process will be used, material, price, distribution — you have to get the design nailed down.

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    March 29, 2018

    7 Manufacturing and Design Podcasts Worth Sharing

    If you google the question, "Are podcasts still a thing in 2018," the answer you'll discover is a resounding YES!

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    February 08, 2018

    Designing Electronics for Harsh Conditions

    We expect a lot from our products, especially our electronic products. Think about it: cellphones, wearables, medical devices — for some reason we think they should still work after being immersed in liquid, left outdoors in freezing temperatures or dropped on concrete from a standing position.

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    February 06, 2018

    Why You Should Invest In Package Testing

    A couple weeks ago we wrote about the importance of product testing, but have you ever thought about why you should invest in package testing?

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