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Outsourcing Your Production? Here Are 3 Ways to Save Money.

Outsourcing Your Production? Here Are 3 Ways to Save Money.

While larger companies can afford lost products during production runs, startups can't. Here are a few tips on ensuring your supply chain is as efficient as possible.
The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them
Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic)

Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic)

There are several important factors to consider before you license your invention. Here's a handy overview to help you out.
'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab

'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab

A technology and design center housed in New York’s historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is changing what manufacturing in the U.S. will look like for future generations.
Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.
Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.
Is 3-D Printing the Key to Jump-Starting American Manufacturing?

Is 3-D Printing the Key to Jump-Starting American Manufacturing?

Some say the key to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs may soon be on a desktop near you.
From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub

From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub

Thanks to a collaboration of public and private resources, one of the old 84,000-square-foot warehouses flanking the East River in New York City is being renovated and transformed.
Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
In Nanotech's Small World, Big Opportunities Abound

In Nanotech's Small World, Big Opportunities Abound

The experts at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering talk about the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

The shipping giant has made 3-D printing available in a San Diego franchise and will extend the offering to five other cities across the U.S. in the next two months as part of a pilot program.
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

The online retailing giant has partnered with MakerBot and other startups to start a service for selling custom-created merchandise.
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical

When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical

In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers.
Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

What retailers can learn from this innovative men's underwear company.
U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

An executive of a disposable medical-supply manufacturer is being held in his office outside of Beijing by his own employees, according to news reports.
3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

In the all-stock deal, MakerBot is positioning to help 3-D printing 'lead the next industrial revolution.'

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