Estimating your product costs early on can be a daunting task, even if you have prior experience to fall back on. There are so many variables that can affect unit and tooling prices and your design isn’t even done yet! It’s a classic chicken and egg scenario. You need investors to finish the design, but…

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You’ve built your Proof of Concept Prototype and there’s an investor pitch coming up. But the prototype doesn’t look nearly as nice as the final product will. So how do you make marketing quality images and animations before your first product is off the production line? Use photo-realistic renderings. This method can save you massive…

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One of your biggest early milestones in product development is proving not only that customers want your product, but that your product can work. Proving that you’re able to overcome the technical challenges that your product faces. Achieving this helps prove that your product is investable and not some entrepreneurial pipe dream. But what does…

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Once you’ve decided on a product concept, the next step is to start to visualize it so that you can refine it and get feedback on it. CAD, which stands for Computer Aided Design, is a type of virtual modeling that can be used to create custom designs. Once a CAD model has been built,…

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Since you’re on the path of product development, you’ve probably already come up with an idea for your product. It might have come to you in the middle of the night or while you worked endlessly on it in your garage. I would encourage you to put aside your first solution for now. It is…

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Unless you’ve found a problem that no one has ever tried to solve, it’s likely that you have some competitors. Your customers have found them too, and have started associating price, features, and more with them. You can study these products to look for commonalities and learning opportunities. This can help you understand the state…

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A product that is designed for everyone is designed for no one. It’s critical that you determine your primary market and secondary markets and set out to build the best product for those people. You need to understand their pain, their needs, and their desires in order to build the most effective and marketable product…

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About this Event Have you always had that great idea in the back of your head but didn’t know exactly how to make it a reality? Have you already started your company and you’re not sure about next steps? Attend our live webinar, “So You Want to Launch a Product?”. This webinar will give you…

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Your first step into product development starts with identifying an opportunity. Seeing this gap in the market, the innovation in waiting, that is why you’re here. Having the passion to act on it is what makes you an entrepreneur. At a high level, it is helpful to understand the type of opportunity you’re pursuing. This…

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Overview 3D Printing has revolutionized how we approach prototyping and product development. This additive process is perfect for hard to manufacture geometry and quick, iterative prototyping. You start with nothing and add material to create your object. As the industry has progressed, many types of printing technologies have emerged, such as stereolithography, multijet fusion, polyjet,…

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