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5 Benefits of Local Manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest

If you’re designing a new product, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether to work with a domestic manufacturer or outsource your production overseas. While offshore manufacturi...

Understanding the New Product Introduction (NPI) Process

Creating a new product means managing a ton of moving parts simultaneously. You have to make sure your team is communicating effectively, so the design, prototyping, engineering, and manufacturing st...

Manufacturing vs Fabrication: What is the Difference?

People often compare manufacturing vs fabrication as if they must choose between the two, but very often, they work together. Fabrication is about the creation of parts from raw materials. Manufactur...

How to Take a Product From Concept to Market

Most new creators have no idea how to take a product from concept to market. That’s understandable as an entrepreneurial mindset doesn’t always come with an understanding of production strategies...

10 Benefits of Lean Product Development

Lean product development is a creation method that focuses on improving the end-user experience. By following the five lean principles―defining value, mapping streams, building a production flow, s...

Understanding the 5 Stages of Prototyping

One big mistake people make when thinking about the stages of prototyping is viewing them as a linear process. In reality, most prototyping efforts are far more cyclical. A creator may design a proto...