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The innovative idea behind your product is what makes it exciting and valuable to consumers and investors. As a startup
MA State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez at the State of Manufacturing in Western Massachusetts 2023 event
January 18, 2023 – On a cool Wednesday night in Springfield, more than 100 people filled the White Lion Brewing
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Last year, with your help, we served over 300 innovative companies with manufacturing strategies and connections, launched our new Manufacturing Readiness Workshop
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Getting Connected with Bossard When you’re prototyping, your workshop can start looking like the bench in your granddad’s garage—cluttered with
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Collaborative effort recognizes local manufacturing ecosystem supporters November 2, 2022 (Lowell, MA) Every October is National Manufacturing Month. It’s a
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Cambridge Polymer Group (CPG) has been a trusted, integral partner and collaborator of FORGE for more than 3 years. CPG
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On the Cutting Edge of Product Development You want to wow your customers with your new product. But you also
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On a beautiful day at Worcester’s baseball stadium, Polar Park, manufacturers, startups, suppliers, students, and legislators met to celebrate manufacturing
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A Document Review is similar to a Design Review but focuses on communicating the important features of a component or
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The plastics industry is constantly evolving. Companies and manufacturers are continually looking for new ways to meet consumer demands and
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Identifying a Contract Manufacturer is an important milestone. Before launching into the search, there are a few key considerations. Precision
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So many things go into the process of designing and building a prototype. Here are a few general steps in