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?
Raise your hand if you thought developing your product was going to be easy. Yeah, that's what I thought.
Product development takes time, creativity, resources and more time. One really vital piece of the development process is product testing for quality, reliability and durability. You need to find out whether your product will do what it's...
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?
Distractions. We all fight them.
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?
Getting from point A to point B is easier with a road map (or Google maps, these days). The same is true when you’re making a product. Your manufacturing road map is called a Bill of Materials or BOM. The BOM is an essential tool that directs engineers as they pull together materials and parts for production.
Do you ever stop to think about the products you interact with on a daily basis and how amazing they are? Let’s just think about the stuff you touch as you’re getting ready to head to work. Maybe you shut off a blaring alarm clock or alarm on a cell phone. Your coffee is ready in the kitchen because the night before you scheduled the beans to...
When considering the value of engineering support as you go through the process of product development, there’s a great saying to keep in mind:
Experience is a great teacher, especially someone else’s experience.
You say potato, I say po-tah-to...
Whether you call it Design for Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability or DFM — and we've called it all three — the goal is the same: How do you design a part so that it's easy to produce at the lowest possible price without diminishing quality or functionality?
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...