New product development questions (FAQ)

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Below we listed the new product development questions we often hear from our potential customers interested in developing their product ideas and inventions. If you can’t find your question please call us or send us a message.

How much do your services cost ?

We provide an estimate before each project stage. You pay only what is quoted. Our standard payment terms: 50% deposit, 50% upon completion of each stage. We never charge hourly fees, as we believe you should only pay for the end result. Initial consultations are always free.

How long does it take ?

Developing a product from scratch can take somewhat between 3 months to 2 years depending on the complexity, availability of resources, and some other factors. Before we start working on your project we’ll put together a product development plan where you’ll find all the timeframes for all development phases and stages.

Here are a few examples to provide you with a better idea of how quick we are:

Prior art search – 1-2 weeks
Concept design – 2-3 weeks
Prototyping – 2-8 weeks
Sell sheet design – 1 week
Promo Video production – 3-5 weeks

What is your process?

After we review your product idea and design requirements and develop a clear understanding of your goals, we will define and discuss with you the best way to achieve them. Here is a map of our standard product development process –>

Can you build a prototype of my design ?

Yes, we can build a range of prototypes, including mechanical and electrical functional prototypes. We use rapid prototyping technologies, including 3D printing, CNC machining, silicon rubber molding, laser cutting and more.

What kind of products have you designed before ?

We specialize in mechanical products including tools, mechanisms, machinery, and electronic products including IoT (internet of things) devices, wearable gadgets, and wireless gadgets based on GPS, GSM, and Bluetooth technologies.

Do you do patents ?

We can perform a thorough prior art and market search for you but we do not write or file patent applications. We can refer you to our vetted and trusted network of patent attorneys and agents.

Do you have engineers and designers in the house ?

Yes, we do. Our staff includes engineers and designers with graduate degrees (MS and PHDs) and extensive industry experience.

Who will own the design ?

Everything our team designs for you will belong to you.

Do you sign a Confidentiality or Nondisclosure Agreement ?

Yes, we do. View our standard Nondisclosure Agreement here.

Do you have a list of new product development questions or a questionnaire for new product development?

What would I get as an outcome ?

Everything we would agree on. We provide a full spectrum of product development-related services so we can deliver a turnkey solution or just a part of your project.

If your goal is licensing your idea, we would typically provide you with 3D CAD models, 2D drawings, and photorealistic renderings along with a sell sheet so you could present your product idea to potential licensees. Optionally, we can also create 3D animations and VR (virtual reality), BOM (Bill of material), prototypes, and more.

All the deliverables will be outlined in the Scope of Work (SOW) we’ll prepare for you before the beginning of a project.

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