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The product development process is a challenging one. There are hundreds of decisions to turn inspiration into a manufacturable product. To get it right the first time you need the right combination of expertise and experience. Explore the Design 1st blog to learn what you need to know to develop successful products right the first time.

Six Design 1st Clients Win Product Design Awards in 2022

Design 1st is celebrating the success of our clients in capturing industry recognition through winning multiple awards in 2022.  September 29, 2022 - Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, is excited to share the success of six of our new clients for receiving industry recognition on the launch of new products in 2022. The industry awards and prestigious design accolades include the A'Design, European Product Design, Grand Prix Du Design, InfoComm and SCN AV Product awards.  The awards mark a new record for Design 1st, […]
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Product Design Predictions for 2022

Climate change, AI and supply chain disruption among trends to heavily influence product design in the years ahead. Feature Article: Design & Engineering Magazine, Winter 2022 - By Kevin Bailey If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2020 and 2021 it is that 2 years of unpredictability has changed how we live, work and purchase goods and services. Changes in climate, fears of inflation, global supply chain effects on availability, and a shift in the types and purchasing methods of goods and services consumers want were all contributing factors. The […]
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Top 6 Mistakes Manufacturing New Products in China

If you want to build your product in Asia, you need to know the manufacturing process inside out. And, if you lack this knowledge, you need a partner who ensures that you are never without the information you require. What follows are the areas where the companies we work with most frequently require help in Asia. As you will see, contract manufacturing risks begin in the earliest stages of design, and extend to the management of contract manufacturer (CM) relationships even after your product is on the market. 1. Consider […]
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