Design for manufacturing (DFM)
In this video I discuss “Design For Manufacturing” aka. DFM. We will go through how to work with engineers to prepare your product concept for manufacturing.
Lesson #5: Minimizing upfront cost
In this lesson I go over some generalizable tips for how you can decrease the startup cost of your physical product development.
Where to Assemble Your Product
In this video I discuss two different supply chain configurations that you can use for handling product assembly.
Different Stages of Prototyping
Learn what different types of prototypes that exist, and how you can use them to lower your physical product development cost.
Manufacturing plastic parts in different quantities
What manufacturing technology should you use to manufacture 10 plastic parts? What about 1,000 parts? 10,000? Here we answer that question.
I recently sat down with Bill Tackaberry, CFO at MorphoMFG, to discuss the ins and outs of importing from China. If you have any desire to launch a physical product I think you will find this conversation golden.
Sheet Metal Design in Product Development
In this post we will go over the benefits and the downsides of designing with sheet metal. We will also provide some inspiring examples of creative uses.
Disassembling the Game Boy
In this post I disassemble the original Game Boy to investigate how it was manufactured.
Designing for Injection Moulding
When leveraged correctly injection moulding is able to produce parts at rapid speeds and low cost compared to other manufacturing methods. In this article I go through some important considerations when designing parts for injection moulding.
The Beauty of Cheap – BIC Crystal Pen
Like a judo master who takes down his opponent using smallest possible movements, these products achieve a lot with little. The BIC Crystal pen is a perfect example of such a product.