Recent Blog Posts

October 22, 2019

Make vs. Buy: When to Outsource Product Development

Innovation is the key to a company’s sustainability, and in perpetuating a competitive advantage in the market. It is easy to find ways to reduce cost, but it is an art to develop a new or improved product that the market will value. There are many ways to approach product design, polished and improved over…

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October 1, 2019

What to Do When Bandwidth Constraints Hinder the Product Design Process

Bandwidth Constraints: it is one of the most familiar and frustrating terms for managers and engineers during the product design process. Management is trying to run a profitable business and asks employees to be increasingly creative to use resources and time available to execute all project tasks. It is a delicate balance, and if it…

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September 18, 2019

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for the New European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR)

Medical devices cannot be placed on the market without conforming to safety requirements. In the U.S., the responsible regulatory agency for medical devices is the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). If it is a drug and device combination product, it is the CDER, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, as well. The…

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August 19, 2019

Key Considerations for Commercial Satellite Product Design

The goal of the commercial space industry is to provide fast and affordable access to space. This industry, highly regulated due to the complex nature of its products, presents unique challenges for engineers and companies. New opportunities in the industry open doors for options in product design and the influence of nimble design firms that…

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July 31, 2019

Why Group Estimating Works

There is a tendency to rely heavily on experts in almost any situation. They have studied their craft. They understand aspects that a regular person may not. They are, after all, experts in their fields, so we put more weight on their opinions. In project estimating, experts are indeed helpful, but so too are the…

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