Manufacturing

The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.
Crowdfunding

The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.

This is what it looks like to get 80,000 jackets sourced and manufactured in six months. Hint: It's one long, intense hustle.
Catherine Clifford
How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns
Radicals & Visionaries

How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns

One entrepreneur is bringing the 'microbrew' model to manufacturing.
Grant Davis
One Man's Software Background Makes Manufacturing Hardware Easy
Manufacturing

One Man's Software Background Makes Manufacturing Hardware Easy

MacroFab lets electronics startups dream big.
Grant Davis
What the Next Decade Could Mean for 3-D Printing
3-D Printing

What the Next Decade Could Mean for 3-D Printing

Will there be a 3-d printer in every home? A handful of industry insiders predict how we will be interacting with 3-D printing in the next few years.
Catherine Clifford
5 Tips to Prevent Getting Screwed by an Overseas Manufacturer
Manufacturing

5 Tips to Prevent Getting Screwed by an Overseas Manufacturer

How do you find that trustworthy company and how do you protect yourself from the laundry list of potential problems?
Adam Callinan
Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)
Manufacturing

Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)

As the creator of a new product, you need to know the costs so you can weigh the risks and the rewards.
Laura Entis
What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs
Stocks

What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs

The situation could have major implications for American companies that manufacture in the world's second-largest economy.
Laura Entis
Foxconn in Talks to Build iPhone Factories in India
Apple

Foxconn in Talks to Build iPhone Factories in India

The move could help the electronics manufacturer keep hold of Apple orders amid intensifying competition.
The 7 Steps of Effective Product Development
Product Development

The 7 Steps of Effective Product Development

Take your product from killer concept to cash cow.
Michelle Goodman
The Apple Watch Only Costs How Much to Make?
Pricing

The Apple Watch Only Costs How Much to Make?

The smartwatch has the lowest hardware cost to price of any of the tech company's devices.
The World Is Embracing Robots But America Keeps Them at Arms Length
Robots

The World Is Embracing Robots But America Keeps Them at Arms Length

U.S. robotic technology is world class but lagging popular acceptance threatens a missed opportunity to revitalize manufacturing.
Wendy Roberts
Get Your Product Figured Out First
Starting a Business

Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Greg Shugar
Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity
Manufacturing

Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity

The exuberant and eco-friendly cleaning brand Method is set to unveil a first-of-its-kind manufacturing plant in inner city Chicago.
Geoff Weiss
5 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Choosing a Manufacturer
Manufacturing

5 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Choosing a Manufacturer

If you don't do your homework, choosing a manufacturer to develop your products can be a very long and costly process. Here are a few pointers on making the process less painful.
Shane Broesky