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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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    January 09, 2018

    Finding a Product Design Services Firm: What to Look For [Infographic]

    We've said it before and we'll say it again — product development is not for the faint of heart. It will eat up your time, drain your bank accounts and possibly suck the joy out of your soul. It can also be a thrilling, fulfilling creative experience that can change the world for the better. What's not to like?

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    October 31, 2017

    Questions to Ask When Looking for a Product Design Services Firm [PDF]


    When you’re on the hunt for a product design firm it’s essential to understand the scope of the project. What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

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    July 20, 2017

    The Basics of Contract Manufacturing and New Product Development

    Our engineers have a lot of experience with new product development and things you should look for when choosing the company that will build your product. Today, we've compiled the “gotta-know” details that are essential to having a successful contract manufacturing experience.

    This post will explore some of those details, but you'll also find...

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