13. Troubleshooting from Your Design to Your Manufacturer

Kipp Bradford

“Things were going badly; there was something wrong in one of the circuits of the long glass-enclosed computer. Finally, someone located the trouble spot and, using an ordinary tweezers, removed the problem, a two-inch moth. From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.”

—Grace Hopper

Debugging the manufacturing process starts with understanding the manufacturing process. Many of the most common manufacturing problems are easily avoidable, with a little knowledge of what it means to manufacture a product. If you have ever backed a project on a crowd-funding site that involves manufacturing, then you are all too familiar with an email that ...

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