Every prototype you build should start by questioning “What is its purpose?” You can use that to select the best way to fabricate it, balancing cost, quality, and speed. At Touchstone 3D, we have a long history of prototype design and fabrication, and can help you get the right prototype at the right time. When…

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Like any other industry, product development uses common phrases, terms, roles, and acronyms. To help you get up to speed, we’ll run through some of the most common ones here. Project Management Project Manager A project manager is responsible for the overall execution of a project and client satisfaction. They manage the client interaction, product…

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If you’ve decided to hire a product design firm, you may be wondering how to choose between them when there are so many options. We’ll ask a series of questions below to help give you some criteria to base your decision on. Cultural Fit & Trust You’re taking a big risk with this venture, and…

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You’ve come up with your idea, created your business, and now you’re ready to get started. You need to make a plan to get your idea designed into a product and on a path to commercialization. This includes areas such as design, marketing, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, fundraising, and more. We’ve posted our…

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What type of business is right for you? You should ultimately recruit the services of a business attorney to help you decide how to form your business, but we’ve outlined some of the types of businesses we’ve seen in the past to help get you started.   We are not attorneys, tax advisors, or accountants, so…

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The Birth of an Idea We’ve all had that moment. The one where you see a problem and say “If I just had this product.” But you aren’t like most people, and you’ve come up with an idea to fix it. Maybe you’ve drawn out a solution and put something together in your garage. And…

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