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Four Questions Your Product Development Partner Should Answer

Posted: August 25, 2021 According to the father of modern project management, James P. Lewis, "Projects do not fail at the end; they fail at the beginning." Today, Lewis's words ring truer than ever, and if ever there was a type of project that illustrates his point, it's new product development. At Pivot International, we're a leading product design, development, and manufacturing firm that has helped hundreds of companies deliver successful innovations to market. With one-source expertise and nearly fifty years of experience, we've learned that the end success depends almost entirely on its beginning.

Take Your Product From Prototype to Production in Less Time With Less Expense

Posted: August 12, 2021 For complex products, there's simply no way around the iterative nature of the prototyping process. There is, however, a way to make an end-run around the excessive costs and extended time horizons that often accompany it. Achieving this requires high levels of integration. In other words, the prototyping process must not be mistaken as a job for which only the design team is primarily responsible. Instead, from the very beginning, prototyping must be approached and undertaken with the full participation, insight, and expertise of design, engineering, and manufacturing teams alike.

Three Funding Strategies For Capitalizing On Your New Product Development

Posted: August 5, 2021 At Pivot International, we're a one-source product design, development, and manufacturing firm that has seen clients deploy an array of successful strategies for successfully securing funding. With nearly a half-century of experience across fourteen industries, we’ve learned that our clients’ ability to raise capital often depends largely on knowing the funding strategies that are right for their needs. In this piece, we'll explore three funding strategies and which will give you the most bang for your buck as determined by whether you’re seeking to raise capital in five-, six-, or seven-figure ranges.

Advanced Pick & Place SMT Automation

Posted: July 28, 2021 Automated Pick and Place (P&P) Surface Mount Technology (SMT) has made incredible advances in the last ten years by combining artificial intelligence, computer vision, motion mapping, and IoT technologies to provide a dramatically more efficient and cost-effective approach to high-volume production.

NB-IoT and CAT-M1 Cell Modems — The Cellular IoT Product Solutions You’ve Been Looking For

Posted: July 21, 2021 If it can be connected, it will be connected. That’s the driving principle behind the explosion in connected devices representing nearly $128 billion in U.S. market value between now and 2027. The profitable proliferation of these devices is made possible by advances in cellular technology that enable the next generation of IoT products to be better, stronger, faster, and smarter than ever before — even across long distances and challenging conditions.