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February 6, 2018
By Bruce Hagenau

Getting from Prototype to Finished Product: Three Must-Answer Questions
By Bruce Hagenau

Articles about new product development have proliferated across the Internet, offering tips on major considerations ranging from patent protection and cost estimating to prototype development and materials (e.g. drawings; cardboard; molded plastic). Yet, beyond the traditional wisdom, there are questions many inventors never ask themselves—and that aren’t often covered in articles about product design, development and launch.

As the owner of a fabrication shop that works with inventors on a regular basis, I have identified many important, less common questions that, depending on the answer, can boost the odds of success for inventors moving from prototype to finished product. The three that follow are among the most important to consider—and answer honestly. Read More >>