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March 25, 2015

Business Plan for Inventors

As an inventor, we hope that your goal is to manufacture and sell your invention, transforming your idea into a reality. As ideas become products that fill needs in the market, the greatest accomplishment for any inventor is in seeing success firsthand from a product he or she developed. Besides, it is pretty incredible to see your product on the store shelf. When you make the decision to manufacture and sell your invention you are, essentially, making the choice to start your own business. And, with any good business, you need a plan in place to outline your priorities, finances, […]
March 25, 2015

Why You Need to Control Your Project

When deciding to get an invention designed and manufactured, you will most likely need to liaise with a number of suppliers or contractors who will help you as you progress through the stages of the idea to the final product ready for market. This collaboration is vital to the process as it offers the opportunity to gain valuable industry insight to the benefit of your invention. With this collaboration and involvement also comes the need to effectively maintain control of your project. To do this, meet with all of your suppliers to have a clear understanding of their lead-times (the […]
March 25, 2015

What is PayPal?

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March 25, 2015

Working on the Design Too Long

Do not fall into the common trap of working on the design for too long. The odds are that both your designer and manufacturer would like to finish your project as quick as possible to collect their payment. If you drag your feet to finish your project, not only are you delaying yourself, you are delaying others, not to mention your potential success. In fact, to avoid extensive delays, your designer should inform you that you have a limited period in which you can modify your design. To avoid added stress or cost, make sure that you know this timeframe […]
March 25, 2015

Why do I need a Prototype?

In much of my posts, I have often mentioned the need of a prototype throughout the invention process. However, why exactly is a prototype needed and what are its benefits? Having a rapid prototype of your idea or invention designed and produced is the best way to test it for form, fit and function. A prototype allows you the opportunity to hold the product in your hands in addition to potentially using it for marketing purposes. Having your idea produced into a tangible product is a pivotal step in the invention process. A prototype embodies that transition and allows you […]
March 25, 2015

Should You Start Up A Business?

So, you have an incredible idea. In fact, you think it is the best idea and could make you not only successful but famous as well. Does this mean that you should start a business today? No. Not yet. People start businesses for one reason and that is to be able to sell a product and pay taxes on that product. At this point in the process, all you have is an idea. Without a tangible product, you do not have a viable product to sell. In fact, beyond the idea in your head or a potential sketch on paper, […]
March 25, 2015

How Do I Find Great Ideas?

Great ideas do not come when you force them. They do not come when you want them to and, sometimes, they do not when come when you absolutely need them. Great ideas may come when you are out shopping for groceries, while you are sitting in a conference call at work, or even on a walk through the park. Everyone gets a great idea from time to time. How many people have you chatted with who have said, “Wouldn’t it be great if someone found a solution to this problem?” Haven’t you ever thought, “Oh! That would be a great […]
March 25, 2015

Product Design Process

Product Designing is the process in which a new product is created and is likely to be sold by a business to its customers. This process also applies to inventors as it is the most efficient and effective way to transform an idea into an actual product that meets a need or fills a gap in the consumer market. A Product Designer combines their artistic skills with science and technology to create a 3D product with the use of engineering or graphic design software. What is the Design Process? 1. Design Brief: The design brief is the most important part […]
March 25, 2015

Manufacturing Quotes for Your Invention

If you have reached this stage and are now looking to receive manufacturing quotes for your invention, then you have finalized the design of your product. In this step, you are looking to source manufacturers to supply you with quotes to get your invention made. File Types, 2D CAD Drawings & 3D CAD Models It is extremely important to ensure that, during the design phase, your designer supplies you with all of the files of your product that are required to receive manufacturing quotes. Generally speaking, the majority of the companies in the industry both locally and internationally utilize IGES […]
March 25, 2015

Different Types of Manufacturing Methods

As we have said before, the difference between an idea and an invention is the reality of having something you can hold in your hands, something that you can see or use firsthand to test in the consumer market or to present to potential investors to earn financial support. This tangible invention transforms the idea into a reality through the prototype and manufacturing process. Essentially, manufacturing is the game changer for your invention. Right now, you are probably wondering about any or all of the following questions: What are the options for manufacturing my invention? How do I know which […]