Let us innovate together
Every day life is wrought with problems. We want to reduce the number of problems you face every day. You need innovative solutions that use new technology to make life easier for yourself. Where should you start? Do you need to get a PhD in engineering to design a solution? Does your idea require you to hire a Patent Lawyer costing thousands of dollars just to be discussed with potential investors? Good ideas are the foundation of concept development. There are no laws that keep you from day dreaming about possible solutions. No one can stop you from developing a concept idea.
We want to help you convert that problem solving idea into a reality. Do not condemn your creativity to collect dust. Contact us, let us work with you to come up with design solutions. We want to dive into the problems that bother you the most and hear what you feel would be an ideal solution.
Let us work together on a concept to solve your problem. Creative problem solving should be fun, it is the most rewarding part of the design process. This is where you tell us your wildest ideas and we sharpen our pencils. You have the opportunity to be the next Nikola Tesla, Leonardo da Vinci, or Albert Einstein. All you need to do is draw, let us be your canvas.
During the formal design process we start to put the pieces together that align with our proposed solutions. Some pieces may already exist, maybe some of them are used for other purposes and need to be modified to suit our needs. Some pieces will have to be designed entirely from scratch. This is where we challenge our minds to think about “how” things will be done, how things will interact and go together.
This is where we shine, the details we build into our designs reflect the pride we take in our quality of work. Thinking about how our design will work for customers not just today, but also for the many years to come is what drives us. The products should be easy. Easy to use, easy to assemble, easy to fabricate. This often times easier said than done. The challenges require us to work together, to think outside of our individual expertise and design something that we are proud to put the CC&D logo on.
Going from production drawings to having a working prototype is a major hurdle. This is where we begin to work with fabrication workshops to develop the initial build. Typically prototypes will be rough builds. This means that they will sometimes feel bulk, look plain, or cost 100x more than what you had hoped it would. We are here to tell you that this is all a normal part of the process.
Developing a prototype requires us to leverage resources from across the globe. We collaborate with experts from different industries to build the specific pieces of our design puzzle. Typically this includes the input from mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software designers, manufacturing experts, and even legal entities.
Once a working prototype (or several versions of it) meets the design intent, we take a step back and look at all of the final elements. Did we meet all of the design goals? Are we still able to solve the original problem? Have we created additional problems? These are all questions that must be addressed prior to formal testing of the product.
After a viable prototype has been designed and built, testing must be conducted. Testing labs put our products through rigorous use and test the capabilities of our designs.
The benefit of utilizing testing labs is that they will put your product through scenarios you may never have thought could happen. The intent is to ensure people who use our products are protected sufficiently to avoid serious injury to themselves or their property.
Sure we could try flicking the power switch on and off on a new power tool 10,000 times to see if the switch arcs or fails but why would we? There are professional organizations with the correct equipment, expertise, and nationally recognized certifications that are dedicated to this process. Testing is not the cheapest portion of the production process however it is one of the most important. The testing proves our products will handle the every day abuse customers may subject them to.
The next major step is getting our product ready for the consumer market. Manufacturing and assembly processes can be designed and tested to maximize assembly efficiency. Material sourcing contracts should be negotiated and a product distribution system needs to be established. A proven marketing strategy needs to be developed. At this point, we need to take a serious look at the viability of our product.
What kind of profit are you intending to make? Are there any features we need to sacrifice to ensure sustainable revenue? What kind of distributors do we want to partner with? How much are our customers willing to pay for our product?