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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 11, 2018

The Importance of Product Testing for Quality, Reliability and Durability

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...

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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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September 21, 2017

Tips for Building a Better BOM

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.

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September 05, 2017

How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

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...

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August 10, 2017

Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

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.

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July 27, 2017

5 Factors That Affect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) [VIDEO]

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?  

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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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