Manufacturing

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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

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?

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

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

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.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.

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

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

Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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

Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.

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

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

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

Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.

3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the Mainstream

MakerBot announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it will have a 3-D printer available for sale this spring for just over $1,000.

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 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.

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.

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.

5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.

Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies.

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