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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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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