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Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles.
Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
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.
Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Computer-aided design lets U.S. companies customize products domestically without a need for keeping a large inventory.
'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 the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding

Why the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter released a manifesto that explores why campaigns involving wallets, money clips and card holders are so popular on the site.
Connecting Entrepreneurs With Domestic Manufacturers

Connecting Entrepreneurs With Domestic Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Solutions Center is a one-stop shop for inventors and designers who need help getting their ideas through production.
American Apparel Ousts Controversial Founder for Alleged Misconduct

American Apparel Ousts Controversial Founder for Alleged Misconduct

Dov Charney has been removed from his posts as chairman, president and CEO of the company he founded.
These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

If you're launching a product, avoid these business-derailing mistakes.
This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella

This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella

A Canadian company has developed a printer attachment called a ‘paste extruder’ that makes it possible to 3-D print with materials that were previously off limits.
7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

To avoid the pitfalls between prototype and real product, take it slow and know who you are trusting to manufacture your product.
Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management

Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management

Many entrepreneurs are ill-equipped for the balancing act of ensuring enough products are delivered on time without having too many lying around.
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.
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

Developing careful manufacturing design guidelines and specifications along with continuous reviews will help ensure you deliver on what your customers desire.
Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

During a White House event for innovation in manufacturing, President Obama let the cat out of the bag. Or did he?
Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.
How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

There's e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by something different.
Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

CEO Chad Dickerson will discuss best practices for running an Etsy business in a live-streamed event, following company policy changes in the fall.
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.

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