Precision Machining Tools   Dating as far back as the dark ages, man has always looked for and invented ways to make our lives easier and more convenient. And what better way to do so than creating ‘the Machine’! This invention has certainly saved us time, money and a lot of effort. The first known machining tool ever made was the potter’s wheel in ancient Egypt, and the existence of the water driven lathe dates

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Injection Molding Design Guidelines and Principles   If you’re reading this article you might be asking yourself “What are the Guidelines and Principles of Injection Molding?”. Well, we’ll tell you! There are a number of injection molding guidelines and best practices or principles to follow to ensure that you get the best results in your next injection molding project. Injection Molding Design Guidelines include: Make sure you use uniform wall thicknesses throughout the part to

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What is Precision CNC Machining?   Computers play a huge role in our lives. One could even go as far as saying they have taken over. Misplace your cellphone for 5 minutes and its panic stations! It’s safe to say that this digital age has opened many new doors and created a lot of new opportunities once unheard of, in terms of business and industry. It connects so many moving parts, making it easier than ever

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Why Are Some Patent Drawings Hand Drawn?   Ah, so you want to know why Patent Drawings are hand drawn. Good question! Well, simply put there are rules that must be followed when submitting for a patent on your drawing. But these rules do not specify that you need to use a computer to create a patent drawing. It’s up to you how the drawing is created, and many people opt to submit hand-drawn patent

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How to Make a 3D Product Animation   What is 3D Product Animation? 3D Animation is the way of the future in movie making, advertising, merchandising, product design etc. Mechanical 3D product animation is the process of developing authentic three-dimensional Computer-Generated Imagery (or CGI) animation to visibly represent the design, assemblies and methodologies or processes of various mechanical products and their elements. 3D product animation not only enhances product features for a host of advertising

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What is Product Prototype Testing?   In this day and age, new products are hitting the shelves every single day. But, have you ever been sitting in your car or on your couch and wondered “Hmm, how does that product get from design to the shelf”? If you answered yes to that question, then this article is for you. Today we will be discussing some of the processes involved in getting your favorite products onto

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Why are Product Animations Important for Marketing Your Business?   We all love something that looks good and catches the eye. Items or products with tons of bright color that are visually appealing will certainly attract more attention than their ‘duller’ counterparts. To keep up with the modern day ‘instant gratification’ consumer, companies had to think outside the box to create a way of grabbing attention and marketing their brands at a higher level than

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Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide for Getting to Market by Alan Cohen – Review / Recommendation   Recently we put together a guide to taking an idea for a product into the prototyping phase right through to mass production. It’s a 10,000 word quick start guide that summarises years of experience into a succinct guide that will put you on the right track to getting your product out to the world. If you’re looking

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Marshall Brain When we were first promoting the Ultimate Guide, we put it up on Reddit, where it went viral. We had some interesting comments, one person who saw the post and then contacted us to start a project began their email with “Thank God for Reddit…”, and continued on to say that they had been looking for a company that did what we do for ages. Another person who took interest in our article

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7 Critical Steps to Developing Your First Amazing Product [Infographic] We have been getting a lot of interest lately in our Ultimate Guide to Designing, Prototyping and Mass Manufacturing Your Product Idea. So we thought we’d turn the main points into an easy-to-digest infographic for people who weren’t quite ready to read the 10,000+ words of ultimate guide we put together. If that’s you, check out the infographic below. It will give you a good idea

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