How To Go From Functional Prototype To Volume Production
Many hardware products fail trying to cross the deadly gap: function prototypes to high volume production.
Come learn from the person who took iRobot's Roomba from prototype to mass production in China, and has helped 100s of entrepreneurs successfully do this at Dragon Innovation through the foundational principles of Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA).
What you'll learn:
• How to evaluate evaluate cost vs. quality vs. schedule depending on where you are within your product's life cycle
• How to ensure higher quality and more reliable designs than those developed using traditional design methods
• What to do to ensures that the transition from the design phase to the production phase is as smooth and rapid as possible
The first 30 minutes will discuss the trade offs of these areas and then, come with what you're working on, because the second 30 minutes we will open it up to Q&A.
Scott Miller, co-founder & CEO, Dragon Innovation
Over the course of his career, Scott Miller has worked on high efficiency robotic tunafish, life size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls with Hasbro.
At iRobot, Scott was responsible for leading the Roomba technical team to scale the functional prototype through to 3 million Roomba units, living in China for four years and setting up teams in China and India.
At Dragon Innovation, Scott looked to alleviate the challenge Entrepreneurs faced in going from a functional prototype to high volume production. He has worked with over 100 companies to help them scale by providing them with his expertise in all sectors of the business: DFMA, Sourcing, Costing, Manufacturing Service Agreement, Handover, Pre-Production, Production and Sustaining Engineering.