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How to Get a Prototype Made
 
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Learn how to get a prototype made! Prototyping is an essential part of the new product development process. For more information visit Focus's website: http://bit.ly/1yJu0RV Prototypes test for a myriad of functions, including aesthetics and appearance, hold and feel, operation and mechanical function, electronic function and internal structure. Engineers create prototypes in order to identify and resolve weaknesses before production. Refining the design before production economizes the manufacturing budget. Creating a prototype begins with the ideation of a concept, called Concept Generation, then the concept is adapted into 3D CAD files, then processed by a 3D printer and assembled. 1. Industrial Design and Concept Generation 2. CAD File Creation 3. Printed 3D Models For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1yJu0RV
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How to Design and Manufacture a Product
 
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It can be quite a challenge to find a manufacturer -- one you like working with and whose factory produces a quality product at a fair price. Here are some tips on how to navigate through the process of finding one, as well as how to optimize your relationship with your manufacturer so that you -- and your customers -- are happy. For more infor visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/ Step 1: Creating a Prototype Creating a working prototype or finding someone who can do it for you is the first step in the manufacturing process. During my early days, I was able to sew most of my prototypes. But as my product, Planecomfort, was refined and the components used and the skills necessary to create the product I envisioned moved beyond my sewing expertise, I knew I needed help. Searching online, I found a wonderful yet small cut-and-sew business in northern California called Left in Stitches. This relationship proved valuable to me in a number of ways. They not only helped refine my original prototype, but they offered many suggestions and ideas for making the product easier to manufacture. Many of these smaller domestic companies offer prototyping services that are invaluable to new entrepreneurs. Once you have a prototype, there is quality and design testing and tweaking. At each stage of development, and every time I received the newer version of my product, I washed, dried, pulled, stretched, zipped, unzipped, and put my product through the proverbial "ringer." Making sure your product will exceed your customers' expectations is a sure way to keep them coming back and referring your product to others. Ideally, you want to have a dozen or so finished prototypes. Manufacturers will want one or two samples sent to them as a reference to compare to the finished product their factory is making. I thought I would be able to use Left in Stitches for the long term, but due to logistical reasons and production costs, I had to find an overseas manufacturer. Moving your manufacturing operations overseas means you want large quantities (usually thousands) of the item you are producing. If you want hundreds of something, you may be better off working with a domestic manufacturer. Step 2: Finding a Manufacturer I located my overseas manufacturers through referrals, which provided me with an immediate level of comfort and confidence with these factories. One referral came from a fabric manufacturer. Most fabric manufacturers have relationships with product manufacturers. Another factory was referred to me by a marketing services company. This company manufactures both soft and hard goods and was happy to provide their contact with another business opportunity. Call domestic manufacturers and inquire about their overseas connections. Ask everyone you know if they know someone who manufactures the type of products you are creating. Search online for companies with products similar to yours and call them. Who do they use? How did they get started? My experience is that most people will want to help you. I found it was best to work with at least two different companies when trying to decide who will win your business. Who is easiest to work with? Who meets (or beats) your expectations? Is one more knowledgeable than the other? Having a comparison is essential to ensure you are getting a quality product at a fair price. There are two common ways you can deal with overseas manufacturing. You can find a broker or agent in the U.S. that represents the factory, or deal with a factory directly. Once you have determined who you might like to work with, you must check references on your contact and the factory. Some of the important questions to ask: Was the product made to specifications? What percentage of the shipment was defective? If there was a problem with the shipment, did the factory make restitution? Were deadlines met? If not, what did the factory offer to make amends? Is what was promised delivered? How is the quality of goods they produce? How long have you worked with this person and factory? How many orders have you placed? Is your contact easy to work with? Is he/she responsive to calls and emails? What type of projects does the factory excel in producing? Soft goods, hard goods? What types of companies do they normally work with? Who is responsible for landing the goods in the U.S.? Text by Ann Merlini, founder of Pac'n Nap, LLC. For more information on How to Design and Manufacture a Product visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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How to Get a Product or Invention Manufactured
 
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Have questions on how to get your product or invention manufactured? Visit http://www.focuspdm.com/ to learn more. Manufacturing is the last step in your product development pathway, but it can certainly be the trickiest. Navigating the waters of ever-changing contracts, hidden costs and manufacturing surprises is never something a company, whether large or small, looks forward to. Focus Product Design has partners on site in China who work with us to deliver finished products at the highest quality possible. We spend extensive time working closely with them every aspect, from engineering to tooling and design. This allows us to offer our customers high-quality manufacturing service at better rates than our competitors. Manufacturing Services Offered By Focus: Design for Manufacturing PCB Fabrication and Assembly Extruding Tooling Regulatory Certification Injection Molding Sheet Metal Machining Metal Casting For more information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
Views: 54717 Product Design
Inventor Help Companies, Navigating the Fraud and Scams That Will Steal You Product Idea
 
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Getting scammed is every inventor’s worst nightmare. The scenario looks like this: The friendly Invention Marketing company representative promises that your idea has huge potential, and you’ll soon be cashing in on big royalties. Excitedly, you write him the check. Then, you see the deadline on the calendar passes, and the website you were promised was never built. Your messages and letters aren’t returned; your heart races when you soon realize their phone number has been disconnected... http://www.focuspdm.com/download-our-guide-avoiding-invention-scams What will your friends and family say? You can’t afford to lose that much money, and know you won’t get it back. Unfortunately, scams and fraud plague the invention development and marketing industry, preventing amazing products and ideas from having a fair chance in the market. Don't get scammed. Download Focus's guide today. http://www.focuspdm.com/download-our-guide-avoiding-invention-scams
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How to Get a Prototype Made
 
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Have a great new product idea? Need a prototype? Watch this video to learn how to get a prototype made. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype
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Prototype Development
 
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Before you spend any money prototyping your product you have to read Focus 3 steps to a successful prototype. You can find the info here: http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype 3 Steps to a Successful Prototype You are here Since prototyping can be, but is not necessarily, expensive, it's important to determine what your prototype is helping you achieve. There are prototypes designed to test user experience, market appeal and overal functionality. When considering building a prototype, keep in mind the most valuable aspect of your product - is it a modern exterior finish, or a well operating internal mechanism? We've put together a chart to view prototypes at a glance. Prototypes test for a myriad of functions, including aesthetics and appearance, hold and feel, operation and mechanical function, electronic function and internal structure. Engineers create prototypes in order to identify and resolve weaknesses before production. Refining the design before production economizes the manufacturing budget. Creating a prototype begins with the ideation of a concept, called Concept Generation, then the concept is adapted into detailed drawings or 3D CAD files, then parts are sourced, made or printed by a 3D printer, and assembled by hand. We walk you through the prototyping of a product containing mechanical parts that required 3D printing. 1. Industrial Design and Concept Generation Concept Generation begins with ideation – a method of brainstorming that is based on the project requirements and user needs. These initial ideas lead to a series of three, six, or nine concepts represented in sketch form to be considered by the client for final design direction. Throughout this iterative and often circular process, the designer explores design alternatives, eliminates issues, and incorporates client feedback. This process identifies feasible avenues for product development. During the ideation phase, designers consider technology integration and client preferences to transform a broad concept idea to an acute concept design. When a final design is chosen, the concept moves into Phase Two and is adapted into CAD software to be formatted before a 3D model is created. 2. CAD File Creation Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a software used by designers to create, adjust and analyze a design for 3D printing. Preparation in CAD is essential to creating a prototype of dimensional precision and accuracy. CAD is an asset to the iterative design process because model dimensions can be quickly altered between printings, keeping production on schedule. CAD also enables you to create visual models for your product prototype. Your design graphics can be used to present your product to market. Aesthetically pleasing renderings show your finished vision and increase your likelihood of viability on the market. 3. Printed 3D Models The third step of creating a prototype is the application of CAD files to the 3D printing process. Due to the rapid production rate of 3D printers, necessary iterations of 3D models can be quickly generated and reviewed by the Industrial Design team, speeding up overall product development. Using a skilled 3D technician and CAD designer ensure a congruent match between CAD files and actual prototype dimensions. With function and economy in mind, 3D models are printed in a rigid plastic-like or flexible rubber-like material. Printing material is chosen for durability, color and flexion, and determined by scale, appearance and function of the model. Your prototype will be printed on one of two models, based on your unique design specifications. The cost of a 3D printed model is variable, and calculated by time to print, size and intricacy of the design. Printed models are surrounded by a rubbery, waxen support material. This support material is removed manually, chemically or with heat by a skilled technician. The excavation process can be time consuming, based on the level of formal intricacy of a component. After the excavation stage, the models are finished through washing and drying, before returning to the Industrial Design team for review and refinement. Individualized, scaled printing costs ensure fair pricing. http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype
Views: 3673 Product Design
Who Can Manufacture My Product Invention
 
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Manufacturing is the last step in your product development pathway, but it can certainly be the trickiest. Navigating the waters of ever-changing contracts, hidden costs and manufacturing surprises is never something a company, whether large or small, looks forward to. Focus Product Design has partners on site in China who work with us to deliver finished products at the highest quality possible. We spend extensive time working closely with them every aspect, from engineering to tooling and design. This allows us to offer our customers high-quality manufacturing service at better rates than our competitors. http://www.focuspdm.com/cta/manufacture-it Focus's Manufacturing Services: Design for Manufacturing While in business for over a decade, Focus has helped many clients create working prototypes through sound engineering and design. In order to clearly communicate your concept to the manufacturer, we adhere to what is called Design for Manufacturability. This practice focuses not only on the design of a new product, but also it's feasibility of production. Raw PCB Fabrication and Assembly Manufacturing of electronics. Injection Molding Focus Product Designs offers plastic injection molding from most plastic resins. We have experience with single material, double-shot, insert molding, high-cosmetic and high tolerance parts. Parts are built directly from your 3D CAD models and inspected per 2D drawings, so you can be sure your parts will be made correctly. Sheet Metal We offer sheet metal parts made from most common metals. Production sheet metal parts start off by cutting a blank to the overall shape. Then blanks are punched, embossed, notched, lanced and formed to print. Parts are built directly from your 3D CAD models and inspected per 2D drawings, so you can be sure your parts will be made correctly. Machining Focus Product Design offers machined parts made from most metals and plastics. Production machined parts are roughed out to size and machined to desired tolerances and surface finishes, then cosmetically refined. Custom plastic parts are built directly from your 3D CAD models and inspected per 2D drawings so you can be sure your parts will be made correctly. Metal Casting Focus Product Design offers aluminum die casting from most standard die casting materials. Die casting is a replacement for injection molding, resulting in stronger parts with good thermal or electrical properties, or to consolidate two or more metal parts into one. Extruding Focus Product Design offers extrusions from most standard metal, plastic, rubber and foam materials. Extrusions can be produced and cut to length, with additional features and finishes added. Quality extrusion dies are mass-produced, which results in a lower costs. Tooling Did you know that we need to build the tools, molds and machines that build your product? On top of that, no two products are alike, which means that each unique product requires a new set of manufacturing tools for production. Regulatory Certification Regulatory Certification is a process in which product sample applications are submitted to certification bodies for approval. Certification bodies analyze products according to categories such as medical, consumer, wireless and industrial products. http://www.focuspdm.com/cta/manufacture-it
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Creating a Product Prototype
 
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It's important to determine what your prototype is helping you achieve. There are prototypes designed to test user experience, market appeal and overall functionality. When considering building a prototype, keep in mind the most valuable aspect of your product - is it a modern exterior finish, or a well operating internal mechanism? http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype
Views: 3574 Product Design
Prototyping Companies
 
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If you are looking for a great prototyping company to help you design your product you have to visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Product Engineering
 
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A product engineer is a person that can design, develop, and manage new product ideas for corporations or individual inventors. http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Backpack Design
 
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When Focus's team designed luggage for Office Depot and Targus, one of the world’s biggest cut and sew manufacturers, the designer choose a long lasting nylon that could endure the stress of traveling. Developing soft goods is a quicker process than designing products with electrical or mechanical components because there is no tooling required during production and you can take your vector drawings directly to any factory. http://www.focuspdm.com/services/soft-goods-design
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Cut and Sew Prototype
 
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Whether it’s a back to school backpack that costs $30 or a $280 piece of luggage, the primary expense comes down to material cost and material selections, such as fabric, stitching and zippers. When developing soft-goods and cut and sew prototypes, designers choose materials that support how it’s going to be used, as well as how much you aim to sell your product for. Visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/soft-goods-design
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Mechanical Design and Development
 
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Mechanical Design & Engineering Services are going to play a critical role in bringing your product to market. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/mechanical-design Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Design validation techniques include Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Depending upon your product's requirements FEA techniques are used. Conducting FEA enables engineers to solve complex design problems before creating expensive, labor intensive prototypes. Your result, robust working products that cost less and move to market faster. 2D CAD Drawings 2D drawings are used to communicate detail, tolerances and critical dimensions for designs. We draft 2D detailed drawings for use in prototype building, tooling, manufacturing and assembly. These drawings provide precise specifications of the mechanical components, as well as how these components are integrated together in a larger system. Proof of Concepts A Proof of Concept is a real world model of your design that demonstrates key operational functions. An engineering proof of concept is a prototype that illustrates the overall functionality of the product with respect to its mechanical functions, but not final appearance. It usually illustrates the different moving mechanisms of the product using 3D printed or off-the-shelf parts. Pilot Building with Cast Urethanes When you need more than one or two parts, but not hundreds or thousands, cast urethane molds are a worthy solution. These molds can be used to produce up to about 20 pieces per mold, and are available in either hard or soft materials. Enclosures, Chassis & Boxes The expert product design team at Focus Product Design can handle anything from a simple sheet metal box to a complex 19-inch rackmount chassis ranging from 1U to full racks. Our engineers have worked on multiple programs where multiple chassis were designed sharing common parts. Drawing Conversions Over the years, many companies change CAD packages, and there is a need to have old designs brought into the latest CAD software. We have a Drawing Conversions team that specializes in quickly converting old legacy 2D drawings into 3D models, as well as recreating part files in a different CAD software. Small Form Factor Design Focus has been creating devices of small form factor for more than a decade. Our engineers use design for small form factor to create products of miniature formats, such as medical devices and electronic parts, and any format worn discretely on the body, such as rings, bracelets, earphones etc. Outside Design and DFx Review Have our team take an outside look at a current design before it goes into production. EMI Solutions The expert product design team at Focus has solved many challenging EMI solutions, including: PCB level relaying out PCB, adding cans to parts of circuitry, coatings on plastic components, sizing of holes, adding contact points, finger stock and foam gasketing as required in sheet metal chassis. Engineering Change Order Management The expert product design team at Focus can handle your cumbersome Engineering Change Order (ECO) management process. We will set up a program once redlined drawings are submitted, update both 3D and 2D files, and fill in all required internal documentation. Cost Reduction Projects The two easiest ways to reduce product cost is to consolidate parts or change a manufacturing process. One example may be to convert two machined parts into one die-cast component. We have extensive experience in cost reduction saving on average 30–60%. What can Focus Product Design do for your product costs? Modular Product Design Modular designs are designed to share common parts across a product line or platform. We have performed Modular Product Design for many product lines, which required the product to share as many components as possible to gain economies of scale and lower overall costs of goods. Over Molded & Insert Molded Parts Our Over Molded and Insert Molded Parts services includes soft over molded handles and components or completely assembled insert molded into hard or soft materials. Plastic Enclosures A plastic enclosure is used to house internal systems, add structure and improve appearance of a product. Plastic's features include light weight, very low conductivity, and flexible design capability. Plastic enclosures of standard sizes can be purchased from distributors for assembly. Complex Mechanisms Our mechanical engineers have decades of experience in Silicon Valley and a breadth of knowledge that spans most major industries. Focus is experienced with levers, cams, fluid flow, magnetic valves, motor sizing, torque amplification and reduction, pumps (peristaltic, gear, vane), check valves and electronic fluid switches. For more information on Mechanical Design and Development visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/mechanical-design
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Defending Your Products During Patent Pending Status
 
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A patent applicant does not receive full patent rights until the patent office grants a patent. This article explores your options when a competitor starts copying your invention while your patent application is pending but before your patent is granted. A person or entity that files a patent application on an invention has patent pending status until a patent issues or the application is abandoned. However, patent pending means that the patent applicant requested that the government grant a patent. Patent pending does not mean that a patent will necessarily be granted. The Patent Office might determine that a patent should not be granted because the application does not meet the requirements for obtaining a patent, for example, the application may be denied if the invention is not new. The rights that are provided for patent holders are not the same as those provided for patent applicants during the patent pending phase. This is because not every application will become a patent. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to allow patent applicants to stop others from making, using, selling, and importing the invention (e.g. patent rights) described in their patent application because it is possible the Patent Office might later determine a patent should not be granted. What can be done about copiers during the patent pending stage? Provisional Rights There is a section of the law that provides that a patent applicant can get a reasonable royalty for sales of products or services (e.g. copiers or would be infringes) that are covered by a resulting patent. These rights are known as provisional rights (35 U.S.C. 154 – the use of the word “provisional” is unrelated to “provisional” as used to reference a provisional patent application and does not depend on whether or not a provisional application was filed). The problem with provisional rights as that there are many requirements that must exists in order for a patent applicant to have provisional rights cover a copier or would be infringer. These requirements include (1) the royalties only begin after your application is published and do not begin on the date the application was filed, (2) the copier must have actual notice of your application, which means they must receive a copy of the published patent application or have otherwise read it, (3) the claims in your application must be substantially identical when the patent application is granted as they were when the application was published, and (4) you cannot seek back royalties under the provisional rights section until you actually obtain a patent. The most problematic requirement is the substantial identical requirement. Changes are often made to the claims during the patent prosecution stage where your patent attorney negotiates with the patent examiner regarding the scope of the patent protection that will be allowed in a resulting patent. Due to the common nature of such changes, generally recovery of royalties under the provisional rights section is unusual. Notice letter Even though provisional rights might be rare, you may choose to have a letter sent to a copier to put them on actual notice of your published patent application by attaching a copy to the letter. The letter might request that the copier stop or might invite the copier to a licensing discussion. This may produce results, especially if the startup and design costs are significant for the invention at issue. The copier might not want to invest in those costs if it would be forced to shutdown when you obtain a patent. However, the copier may choose to ignore your letter. There is no requirement that the copier respond. The copier may conclude that you will not obtain a patent or if you do obtain a patent it will not cover the copiers goods/services. Further the copier might try to redesign the product/service to avoid the subject matter of the patent application after receiving your notice. Speeding Up Application Processing Once you notice an infringer you might decide to request that the Patent Office speed up the consideration of your patent application. However, sometimes you can benefit from a delay at the patent office where a competitor builds a market and then you are able to take over the market or obtain licensing fees once a patent is granted. Declaratory Judgments: A declaratory judgment, also called a declaration, is the legal determination of a court that resolves legal uncertainty for the litigants. Other IP Claims It is possible that you might be able to make other intellectual property claims depending on your circumstances, such as claims of breach of contract, copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, or other infringement infringement. Defending You Products During Patent Pending Status For more info visit: http://www.peillaw.com/ and http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Who Can Make a Prototype of my Invention
 
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We've got asked a lot of questions regarding who can make a prototype of an invention. This video will answer these questions. As promised here is the link to the website: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/product-design-engineering/product-development
Views: 1161 Product Design
How to Make a Prototype
 
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http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype Here are Focus's 3 steps to building a successful prototype. It is great information! 1. Industrial Design and Concept Generation Concept Generation begins with ideation – a method of brainstorming that is based on the project requirements and user needs. These initial ideas lead to a series of three, six, or nine concepts represented in sketch form to be considered by the client for final design direction. Throughout this iterative and often circular process, the designer explores design alternatives, eliminates issues, and incorporates client feedback. This process identifies feasible avenues for product development. During the ideation phase, designers consider technology integration and client preferences to transform a broad concept idea to an acute concept design. When a final design is chosen, the concept moves into Phase Two and is adapted into CAD software to be formatted before a 3D model is created. 2. CAD File Creation Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a software used by designers to create, adjust and analyze a design for 3D printing. Preparation in CAD is essential to creating a prototype of dimensional precision and accuracy. CAD is an asset to the iterative design process because model dimensions can be quickly altered between printings, keeping production on schedule. CAD also enables you to create visual models for your product prototype. Your design graphics can be used to present your product to market. Aesthetically pleasing renderings show your finished vision and increase your likelihood of viability on the market. 3. Printed 3D Models The third step of creating a prototype is the application of CAD files to the 3D printing process. Due to the rapid production rate of 3D printers, necessary iterations of 3D models can be quickly generated and reviewed by the Industrial Design team, speeding up overall product development. Using a skilled 3D technician and CAD designer ensure a congruent match between CAD files and actual prototype dimensions. With function and economy in mind, 3D models are printed in a rigid plastic-like or flexible rubber-like material. Printing material is chosen for durability, color and flexion, and determined by scale, appearance and function of the model. Your prototype will be printed on one of two models, based on your unique design specifications. The cost of a 3D printed model is variable, and calculated by time to print, size and intricacy of the design. Printed models are surrounded by a rubbery, waxen support material. This support material is removed manually, chemically or with heat by a skilled technician. The excavation process can be time consuming, based on the level of formal intricacy of a component. After the excavation stage, the models are finished through washing and drying, before returning to the Industrial Design team for review and refinement. Individualized, scaled printing costs ensure fair pricing. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/3-steps-make-successful-prototype
Views: 7491 Product Design
Help Manufacturing My Product Invention
 
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Manufacturing is the last step in your product development pathway, but it can certainly be the trickiest. Navigating the waters of ever-changing contracts, hidden costs and manufacturing surprises is never something a company, whether large or small, looks forward to. Focus Product Design has partners on site in China who work with them to deliver finished products at the highest quality possible. We spend extensive time working closely with them every aspect, from engineering to tooling and design. This allows Focus to offer our customers high-quality manufacturing service at better rates than their competitors. http://www.focuspdm.com/cta/manufacture-it
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Manufacturing Development and Industrial Design
 
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http://www.focuspdm.com/cta/manufacture-it Design for manufacturability (also sometimes known as design for manufacturing or DFM) is the general engineering art of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. The basic idea exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but of course the details differ widely depending on the manufacturing technology. This design practice not only focuses on the design aspect of a part but also on the producibility. In simple language it means relative ease to manufacture a product, part or assembly. DFM describes the process of designing or engineering a product in order to facilitate the manufacturing process in order to reduce its manufacturing costs. DFM will allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase which is the least expensive place to address them. The design of the component can have an enormous effect on the cost of manufacturing. Other factors may affect the manufacturability such as the type of raw material, the form of the raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing. The design stage is very important in product design. Most of the product life cycle costs are committed at design stage Citation needed. The product design is not just based on good design but it should be possible to produce by manufacturing as well. Often an otherwise good design is difficult or impossible to produce. Typically a design engineer will create a model or design and send it to manufacturing for review and invite feedback. This process is called a design review. If this process is not followed diligently, the product may fail at the manufacturing stage. If these DFM guidelines are not followed, it will result in iterative design, loss of manufacturing time and overall resulting in longer time to market. Hence many organizations have adopted concept of Design for Manufacturing. Depending on various types of manufacturing processes there are set guidelines for DFM practices. These DFM guidelines help to precisely define various tolerances, rules and common manufacturing checks related to DFM. While DFM is applicable to the design process, a similar concept called DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) is also practiced in many organizations. http://www.focuspdm.com/cta/manufacture-it
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When Should Startups Bring in Outsiders to Sit On the Board of Directors of My Startup?
 
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Startup attorney Asaf Kharal of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will review recent trends in start-up financings, including series seed, SAFE instruments, convertible equity, crowdfunding, price caps, conversion discounts, MFN clauses and when to bring in outsiders to sit on the board. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/ Join the Meetup Group here: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Entrepreneurs-Network/
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New Product Development Process
 
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Both entrepreneurs and large companies turn to Focus for their product development challenges. Their proven 3-phased approach helps reduce the risk of a bad investment, while best preparing your new product for success. For more info on the New Product Development Process visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
 
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Design for Manufacturing: This practice focuses not only on the design of a new product, but also it's feasibility of production. Raw materials, forms, dimension tolerances and secondary processing (such as finishing) are also taken into account. http://www.focuspdm.com/services/design-manufacturing Facilitating the manufacturing phase is paramount to reducing expensive delays and redesigns. As a result, your prototype moves through final engineering, tooling and production in fewer iterations. Shorter lead times save you time and money. Focus offers tool geometry and other mechanical design services that are optimized to give you the best possible unit cost. their mechanical engineers will design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts by way of drafting or technical drawing, both computer-generated or hand-drawn. The detailed schematic contains necessary dimensions to manufacture that certain part. Along with technical drawings and assembly instructions they provide assembly notes, a required materials list, and other relevant information. For more information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/design-manufacturing
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Inventors & Invention Fraud Companies
 
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Our guide to avoiding the Inventors and Invention Fraud Companies- You need to read this guide! http://www.focuspdm.com/download-our-guide-avoiding-invention-scams Getting scammed is every inventor’s worst nightmare. The scenario looks like this: The friendly Invention Marketing company representative promises that your idea has huge potential, and you’ll soon be cashing in on big royalties. Excitedly, you write him the check... You need to read this guide: http://www.focuspdm.com/download-our-guide-avoiding-invention-scams
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Doing Your Own Patent Search
 
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Going to a Patent Attorney for patent searches every time you want to explore a new product idea can be expensive. Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains how doing your own patent searches can be beneficial to entrepreneurs. With Google Patents, search consultants like Focus Product Design, prior arts searches, the USPTO and patent attorneys there are lots of resources to investigate existing patents before design and development of a new product or idea. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/ or http://www.peillaw.com/
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Product Concept Marketing
 
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When you have a big idea that you want to get right, it can save you a lot of time and money to concept test it before you bring it to the world. Whether you’re working on a product concept, an ad campaign, or a new logo, getting feedback from your target market can pay big dividends down the road. For more great reading and useful information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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What Happens If My Provisional Patent Expires?
 
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Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains how important it is to ensure your patent is filed before your provisional patent expires. For more information visit: www.FocusPDM.com/
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LLC vs Private Placement Memorandum - Funding Your Startup
 
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A private placement memorandum (PPM) is a legal document provided to prospective investors when selling stock or another security in a business. It is sometimes referred to as an offering memorandum or offering document. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/ Or join the Meetup group here: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Entrepreneurs-Network/events/
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How to Design a Product for Manufacturing
 
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Focus PDM offers tool geometry and other mechanical design services that are optimized to give you the best possible unit cost. Their mechanical engineers will design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts by way of drafting or technical drawing, both computer-generated CAD drawings or hand-drawn. For more information on How to Design a Product for Manufacturing visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/design-manufacturing
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Creating A New Product
 
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Steps of creating a new product successfully. Focus Product Design was founded to give clients a customized, strategic path for product development. For more information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/ From concept sketches through manufacturing, Focus is your partner in each stage of development. Our industrial designers, electrical and mechanical engineers are a passionate group who bring a breadth of diverse, global product development and engineering experience to each and every project. Our manufacturing partnerships give our clients an additional resource for successfully launching their new products. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Luggage Prototype
 
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When Focus's team designed luggage for Office Depot and Targus, one of the world’s biggest cut and sew manufacturers, the designers choose a long lasting nylon that could endure the stress of traveling. To learn more about how Focus can help you with your Luggage Prototypes visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/soft-goods-design
Views: 331 Product Design
Patent Protection - Protecting Your Idea Before Crowdfunding
 
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Wondering what you need to do before crowdfunding your product or invention idea? Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains what needs to be done before you launch your crowdfunding campaign to keep your IP protected. For more information visit: www.focuspdm.com/
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Should Startups Use a Law Firm to Get Introduced to Investors?
 
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Startup attorney Asaf Kharal of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will reviewed recent trends in start-up financings and answered questions like should startups in the Silicon Valley use law firms to get introduced to investors? For more info visit: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Entrepreneurs-Network/ or http://www.focuspdm.com/
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What is Founder Preferred Stock?
 
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Specifically, founders' preferred gives the founders the right to convert a portion of their founders' stock (up to 20 percent) into a future series of preferred stock in order to sell it to future investors. This benefits the founders because they can sell stock at the preferred stock price. This benefits investors because they can buy from the founder exactly the same series of preferred stock as the company is selling in a venture financing. And, this benefits the company because preferred stock is being sold, avoiding 409A problems on employee common stock - companies get to keep the employee common stock at a discount to the last preferred stock price. As part of this structure, please note the following: 1. Most VC's are OK with this structure if the founders' preferred stock portion is kept to no more than 20 percent of a founder's holdings. 2. The founders' preferred stock portion needs to be fully vested. The founder's remaining common stock holdings can still vest over the usual 48 months. 3. Founders' liquidity happens in connection with a future financing event. Based on empirical data, it is usually in connection with a future VC or strategic financing where the investor is also buying preferred stock from the company. 4. The founders' preferred structure needs to be put in place at the time of company formation. There are potentially income tax problems if it occurs later. 5. The founders' preferred has the same voting rights as the founders' common stock, and it is junior to the preferred stock purchased by investors. For more information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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What is the Difference Between a Pre-Order and Crowdfunding?
 
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Freeman White of Tilt explains the difference between pre-orders, orders, donations, and backers. For help with your crowdfunding campaign visit the experts at Focus Product Design: http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Can Someone File For A Patent on My Product In Another Country?
 
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Chris Peil answers this audience question Can Someone File For A Patent on My Product In Another Country? http://www.peillaw.com/ and http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Focus Product Design Reviews
 
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Focus is truly a full service design firm. We required industrial design, electrical design and mechanical engineering. Having all three under the same roof is really great for collaboration. It really streamlined our project and we were able to make a lot for progress in a limited amount of time. We set up weekly calls to alleviate my stress as the entrepreneur, they really got around the table and hashed out everything with me to make sure we were all on the same page. Industrial design work was fabulous, the 3D CAD drawings, even the sketches that Manny Mello drew up were very professional. I was very happy them and easily presentable to investors and other partners.
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Product Design Marketing
 
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Marketing and product design are the same thing. The problem of knowing what product to build is something that both product designers and marketers need to understand intimately in order to do their jobs…the designers in order to design the product and the marketer in order to share the story. Both designers and marketers then need to continue to focus on that problem so they know how to proceed. http://www.focuspdm.com/
Views: 931 Product Design
Patent Assignment - Who Should Be Listed As The Inventor On The Patent
 
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Patent Attorney Chris Peil answers questions from the audience at our last Meetup regarding patent assignments and who should be listed on the patent application as the inventor. For more info visit: http://www.peillaw.com/ http://www.focuspdm.com/
Views: 201 Product Design
Why File a Provisional Patent Before Filing Your Utility Patent
 
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Chris Peil Attorney at Law explains the strategy of filing a Provisional Patent before filing for a full Utility Patent at our last Meetup. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/product-design-and-development/patent-research-and-analysis
Views: 395 Product Design
Protecting My Idea Without a Patent - Patent Strategy
 
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Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains an interesting strategy for NOT patenting your product, idea, or invention utilizing systematic disclosures as a protection process. For more information visit: www.focuspdm.com
Views: 341 Product Design
Building Your E-mail List For Crowdfunding
 
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Community building drives the success of your crowdfunding & online fundraising. The first step pre-campaign in building your e-mail list so that you can successfully raise 30% of your goal on day 1 of your campaign. To find out more visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/crowdfunding
Views: 108 Product Design
How to Get a Visa for Doing Business or Traveling in China
 
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While doing in China you will need a business visa or a tourist visa to enter the country. In this video the experts at Focus Product Design who travel to China for business regularly give us insider tip. To learn more visit: www.focuspdm.com/
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Mechanical Design Companies
 
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Wanting leverage precision engineering and cost-effectively take products from conceptualization through production? Focus's knowledgeable engineering professionals draw from their substantial experience and utilize the industry’s top engineering tools, and aesthetics. FocusPDM’s broad experience means that your products will be engineered to comply with all applicable industry standards and regulations by validating mechanical designs, optimizing design performance, and prototyping critical components, they can work with you to deliver superior products faster than the competition. Manufacturing the best products also demands effective production planning, fabrication, and assembly. Focus provides all of these services, including documentation and bill of materials (BOM) production, tool and manufacturing sourcing, design and manufacturability (DFM) and sustainability assessments, vendor qualification and capability studies, and inspection and quality assurance services. For more information on one of our favorite mechanical design companies visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/mechanical-design
Views: 1156 Product Design
Market Research Firm
 
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Qualitative Market Research is one way to validate what our experts claim to be the best direction for a product. Qualitative Research Surveys written by our firm enable us to understand our customers, and achieve the validation we need to design sellable products. For more info visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/new-product-innovation-research
Views: 154 Product Design
Soft Tooling vs Hard Tooling - Limitations of Soft Tooling
 
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Grant Bell of Focus Product Design covers the differences between soft tooling and hard tooling and how each can fit into the product design and manufacturing process. For more information visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/
Views: 1586 Product Design
First to File vs. First to Invent - Patent Filing
 
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San Francisco Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains the recent changes in the patent system in regards to first to file vs first to invent. This has had a major impact on the product design, prototyping and hardware industries. To learn more visit: http://www.focuspdm.com/services/product-design-and-development/patent-research-and-analysis
Views: 153 Product Design
Why Market Research is Important in the Product Design Process
 
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Market research plays a critically important role in the process of designing new process. Learn how Focus uses this information in designing their customers products. http://www.focuspdm.com/services/new-product-innovation-research
Views: 961 Product Design
When Should You Manufacture Your Products in the USA vs China
 
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Grant Bell VP of Design at Focus Product Design answers an audience members question during our Manufacturing 101 Meetup. Generally products that are "Made In The USA" have no increase in sales. Products manufactured here are generally large bulky products that are expensive to ship or are production lines that can be easily automated. For more information on manufacturing your products visit www.focuspdm.com/
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How Does a Patent Effect the Value Of Your Business
 
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Patent Attorney Chris Peil explains the importance of a good patent portfolio for an early stage company. These companies are more enticing for investors, are more likely to get bought out or be acquired and have a better chance of obtaining licensing agreements. For more info visit: http://www.peillaw.com/ & http://www.focuspdm.com/
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Soft Goods Manufacturers
 
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Whether it’s a back to school back pack that costs $30 or a $180 piece of luggage, the primary expense comes down to material cost and material selections, such as fabric, stitching and zippers. When developing soft-goods, designers choose materials that support how it’s going to be used, as well as how much you aim to sell your product for. http://www.focuspdm.com/services/soft-goods-design
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Total Cost and Development Timelines for New Products
 
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Adam Tavin and Grant Bell of Focus Product Design address audience questions at Focus's monthly Meetup. This question was what will product design cost from start to finished product ready to be manufactured. For more info visit www.focuspdm.com/
Views: 583 Product Design

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