Mechanical Engineer. Product Development and Product Launch Expert. 3D CAD Designer. Market Research, Marketing and Sales Strategy.
The design and engineering of a product is very important, but to be successful with that product, the entire process from ideation through development, manufacturing, marketing and sales has to be properly managed. Having launched successful products of my own, and working with customers to successfully launch their own products, I understand what it takes to take a good product and monetize it.
The design of physical products is critical to connect with customers in a way they remember the product and choose to purchase it. I've created designs for successful products of my own, and I help customers bring their ideas to life and create products that their customers are excited to use.
Getting affordable prototypes to test and validate your physical product has never been more accessible with the help of 3D printing. Parts can now be quickly printed with incredible precision, surface finish, and durability from a wide selection of plastic and metal materials. If you need something to look and feel almost identical to a production injection molded part I would recommend cast urethane molding. The tooling costs are much less expensive than injection molding, the part costs are higher, and you can mimic almost any injection molded resin. For metal part fabrication, 3D printing, machining, and low-volume sheet metal fabrication are all great options for prototypes.
There are several good companies out there who can help with certain aspects of the development process but there's one company, Stoke Ventures, that can help with the entire process. I'm the CEO of Stoke and we've helped many clients go from concept to market with market research, detailed design, engineering, prototyping, testing, production manufacturing, and marketing/sales services. You can find more information at www.stokeventures.com and email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always happy to help!