Discover the best resources to boost your hardware startup.

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It takes anything between 6 and 1 months to set up a made-to-succeed campaign, and it’s much more about planning, calculating, and community building than a kick-ass video and...
How to Choose Between Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Methods

In the most basic sense, manufacturing methods can be separated into two camps: those which are additive and those which are subtractive. Additive methods include fused deposition modeling and...
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Beyond its ability to have a long battery life, a swanky touchscreen interface, or a well-designed package, the success of your hardware product relies on the idea from which...
DFM Course 7 Part 2 - Compression Molding

Compression Molding is a very common process, unlike Rotomolding. Examples of compression molded parts are o-rings, gaskets, seals, or hose fittings. The main advantage for Compression Molding is that you can use...
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It’s no secret that hardware startups are more difficult to fund than their software counterparts. While software ventures require less capital and, thus, require less risk, venture capitalists are...
4 advices for smart manufactuing

Instead of building expensive and complex technologies like cameras, accelerometers, and LED displays—in addition to the product you’re trying to create—you just concentrate on your unique innovation, connect it...
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In manufacturing, typically, yield rate is the percentage of parts that are acceptable. Of 1000 parts made, if 100 of them are not acceptable, then the yield rate is...
Overcome the 4 Biggest Obstacles to Get Your New Hardware Product to Market

Getting a new product on the market, especially a physical hardware product, is a huge undertaking with enormous obstacles between you and success.  Everything from developing the product to...
Why Process Trumps Relationships in China

When it comes to manufacturing in China, there’s one idea that seems to dominate the conversation: relationships are everything. Success seems to revolve around your ability to build strong...
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The first guide entirely dedicated to hardware incubators, accelerators and makerspaces for hardware startups. "Hardware Incubators, The Guide" is your compass in the ecosystem, explaining, covering and comparing each incubator...
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Try as we might to change it, consumers in the United States purchase goods in very predictable ways. Certain things we buy more or less constantly: food, cars, houses,...
lesson hardware project

When I first came up with the idea, I didn’t own a tablet, nor was I actively playing racing games on any platform. Guess what the very first thing...
Your First Prototype - Preparing Assembly Materials

In this post, we're going to show you how to prepare the tools, materials, and components you'll need for assembling your first prototypes. We'll also share our favorite suppliers and...
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Before sketching, before defining your customer, before anything, it’s important to establish what type of hardware startup you want to spend the next umpteen years losing sleep over. Each comes with...
DFM 7 Dragon Innovation

Rotomolding is one of the more esoteric molding techniques. It’s not as popular a technique as injection molding. One of the key attributes of a rotomolded part is that it has...
For hardware startups, it's getting less hard

When most people think of a Silicon Valley startup trying to make a hardware product - a real, physical object instead of just an app or a website -...
How Medical Wearables Can Transform Healthcare

As attention shines down on fitness trackers and smartwatches, one of the biggest opportunities for wearable devices remains shadowed in the corner – medical wearables. Medical wearables present colossal...
How to Prepare CAD Files for 3D Printing

There are a lot of CAD file types out there, each with their own names, formats, and parameters. We understand it can be very difficult to differentiate between all...
China factory designs - 7 pitfalls to avoid

If your company needs a new electronic product made then the fastest and lowest cost way to get this done would seem to find an ODM factory in China...
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This is an entrepreneur's guide for hardware investors. The goal of this Guide is to show the differences between hardware and software startups and why the standard investment tests...
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