A collection of things that we've encountered over the past week that we think might be of interest...
- How MOO coupled product innovation with mass manufacturing — MOO Paper+ — Medium Detailed run through of the process of developing a programming jig to allow MOO to do small-scale manufacturing runs of NFC in-house.
- Go From Prototype to Pilot Production with Zach Fredin | Hackaday You should start your journey to indie manufacturer now! Zach shares the tools he used and his story about scaling production runs from a handful to a hundred.
- Common Parts Library - Octopart A library of readily-available electronic components; use them to make your designs better suited to manufacture - if your PCB assembly house has the common parts library parts in stock then you don't need to buy entire reels of components. Handy if your production runs aren't large enough to warrant that number of a specific part.
- The 8 Steps of Rapid CNC Prototyping Process For Smartphones Illustrated guide to the steps taken to produce near-production-finish prototypes with CNC milling.