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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.

Photo courtesy of Handheld

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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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December 26, 2017

NPI Transition Checklist: Items to Include

Distractions. We all fight them.

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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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July 07, 2017

Can Increasing Design Tolerances Cut Your Production Costs?

Want a simple way to potentially save on production costs?

Take a look at your tolerances. 

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June 07, 2017

Video: Common Product Development Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Product development can be an arduous process, with more twists and turns than San Francisco's famed Lombard Street. 

Photo by David Yu

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