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    The Business of Engineering Podcast | Episode Three Discussion Thread - Scaling The Manufacturing Mountain

      We recently launched The Business of Engineering Podcast - a monthly round table discussion in which startup leaders and entrepreneurs discuss various issues related to working in the tech and electronics market. This is the discussion thread for Episode Three - Scaling The Manufacturing Mountain

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      Episode Summary

       

      Getting a product to the manufacturing stage is a key milestone for any hardware business, but it's also a process that can be filled with challenges and hidden costs. In this episode, we discuss how to find the right manufacturer to meet your needs, understanding your rights and anticipating the major hurdles that may arise on the road to getting your product into production.

       

      Contributors

       

      Daniel Burton

      Entrepreneur Acceleration Manager at the Natwest Business Accelerator, a program that enables entrepreneurs across the UK to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and one-to-one support.

       

      Joseph Crabtree

      CEO of Additive Manufacturing Technologies, the world's first company focused on providing connected digital technology solutions for the post-processing of 3D Printed polymer parts.

       

      Leon Doyle

      CEO of WiFi Plug, an Apple-affiliated app controlled smart plug that allows you to control your home from your phone.

       

      Talking points addressed in this episode...

       

      • Introductions [0.00]
      • How does the manufacturing process work for an SME? [2.15]
      • Research, preparation and preparing your team [13.00]
      • Manufacturing locally vs outsourcing [19.00]
      • Assembling your Bill of Materials [28.00]
      • Compliance and standardization [32.00]

       

      Have you experienced any of the issues discussed in this episode? Share your thoughts, questions for our guest contributors and any feedback you might have in the comments section below.

       

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