Form to Factory Event: “Product Manufacturability Insights for Startups”

Join Boston Engineering’s Frank Silveira and John DePiano, and other product manufacturing experts as they share their real-world insights at this Form to Factory event.

“Hardware Startups and the Partners that Support their Growth” Background

Startups and manufacturers in Northeast Massachusetts are invited to this networking and peer learning event to support startups as they think about prototyping and producing at scale locally.


  • Hardware Manufacturing Partners Overviews
  • Roundtable breakout session:
    • Printed Circuit Boards: Hobby Boards to Customized PCB’s
    • Importance of DFx Discipline: DFM,DFA, DFT, DFR, DFS (John DePiano and Frank Silveira presenting)
    • Securing adequate funding: VC’s, Kickstarter, etc.
    • Sourcing your Supply Chain

About the Forum to Factory Program

The Form to Factory program and partnership consisting of the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, Greentown Labs, and the City of Somerville and funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration has been working for the past two years to strengthen the supply chain linkages in this region. To date, this partnership has assisted in facilitating over 40 contracts between startups and manufactures.

Event Details

Exhibit Dates: October 24, 2018
IndusPAD 46 Stafford Street
Lawrence, MA

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