Tips for developing a new product?
I came up with a new product that I would like to get developed. It's a very simple product - only three parts, no moving parts, and about as difficult to create as a retractable dog leash. I have a few questions regarding the production of this product that I was hoping to get some insight on:
-What kind of manufacturer should I look into for this?
-Is it important for my manufacturer to be located near me (Southeast US)
-What considerations should I take while finding the right partner to help bring my vision from concept and homemade prototype to the manufacturing stage?
-Should I apply for a patent? If so, is that done before or after the manufacturing stage?
I'm open to anything else that would be good for me to know in the manufacturing/production world. Thank you in advance for your help!
Find an affordable 3D designer who can model a good prototype for your product. I think that you can simply publish your project at https://engre.co/ and many interested companies will offer their services for you.
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