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What the Circular Economy Means for Product Designers

on 1/17/22 9:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | New Product Introduction
As the effects of climate change impact communities around the globe, there’s a growing understanding that environmental stewardship is a shared responsibility. Within manufacturing, sustainability has become a popular buzzword and strategic objective. But what does it mean, and what can companies and product designers do to achieve greater sustainability?
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6 Common Risks of New Product Development – And How to Mitigate Them

on 11/29/21 9:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 3 Comments | New Product Introduction
Wouldn’t it be great if developing a new product came with all the rewards of being an innovator, and zero of the downsides? Unfortunately, there are always risks associated with manufacturing – and this is especially true for new products. In this article, we’ll highlight six of the most common risks you may encounter during new product development. More importantly, we’ll explain how you can identify, minimize, and potentially even avoid some of these risks and get your product to market quickly.
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How Prototyping Improves Product Development and Manufacturing

on 11/15/21 9:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing New Product Introduction
Seeing is believing. That’s why a prototype can be a powerful – and often imperative – tool when creating a new product. You likely already appreciate how producing an early model can help speed up and refine the development process. But did you know that prototyping can also enhance the manufacturability of your product and streamline the transition to full-scale production?
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6 Steps of New Product Introduction – and How a Contract Manufacturing Partner Can Help

on 6/1/20 11:08 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing New Product Introduction
Movies and television like to portray the “Eureka!” moment – where an inventor comes up with a brilliant idea and becomes an overnight success. Of course, we know that in reality, the product development process is much more complicated and challenging.  In today’s competitive market, the success or failure of an idea is often influenced by its new product introduction (NPI) program (also called new product development). This encompasses all the steps that are planned and executed to develop, refine, and bring a new product to market.
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