In this episode... When you develop a new product what deliverables should you be getting during the new product development process in order to assure that your product will make it mass production with the minimum of risks and at the … [Read more...]
Developing a New Product? Think of Information Security Management.
More and more prototyping companies who routinely work for large companies have gotten certified to ISO 27001:2013 (*). If you have been scratching your head about what this standard about information security management entails and what it … [Read more...]
Why New Product Development of Electronics Takes So Long
Over the years, we have been talking to people who are planning to or are in the process of, developing a new product. And there is a very serious mismatch between expectations and reality during the new product development process. So … [Read more...]
So, You Are an Inventor Looking for a Manufacturer? Think Again.
We are regularly contacted by self-described inventors who believe very hard in their product idea but do NOT want to manage that product’s development, production, and sale. They are often smart people, brilliant even. But they tend … [Read more...]
Product Design Reliability Drives User Safety
I watched a nice video where the team from Blue Origin (Jeff Bezos' hobby and side business) explains how they designed their series of prototypes. It is a great example of validation of a totally new product that can have a catastrophic … [Read more...]
How Bad Product Design Leads to Many Quality Issues
I had an interesting discussion a few days ago. It made me realize most people see products of obviously poor quality and think the issues come from manufacturing, while, in fact, they most often come from bad product design! Let's see why … [Read more...]
How good DFM and DFA Help with Production Cost & Quality
I have been reading 'the' reference textbook on the concepts of DFM and DFA (design for manufacturing and design for assembly). It's great for design engineers (especially on the mechanical side), for NPI program managers, and for … [Read more...]
NPI Cost vs. Production Unit Cost: What To Optimize For?
When developing a new electro-mechanical product, there is a tradeoff: Do you want to spend less time & money before production (during the NPI process), and suffer higher costs for each unit made? Or do you want to invest more … [Read more...]
Exploring Product Development Agreements For Importers [Podcast]
In This Episode... We explore product development agreements that clarify your expectations, protect your IP, keep leverage over your supplier, provide you with transparency and control over your supply chain, and make it 100% clear who is … [Read more...]
Exploring The Benefits Of Rapid Prototyping And Rapid Tooling [Podcast]
In This Episode... Renaud and Adrian talk about rapid prototyping and rapid tooling methods to make prototypes a lot faster than production tooling, with a focus on electromechanical products and plastic injection molding. You'll get … [Read more...]
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