Design 1st Blog

The product development process is a challenging one. There are hundreds of decisions to turn inspiration into a manufacturable product. To get it right the first time you need the right combination of expertise and experience. Explore the Design 1st blog to learn what you need to know to develop successful products right the first time.

Client GoldenEar Technology – Success in 2011

 GoldenEar Technologies has concluded their one year anniversary on a high note, picking up two more awards at the 2011 CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis including the CEPro Best Electronic Technology award and the Residential Systems prestigious RESI award. Both awards recognized GoldenEar’s physical design, with the CEPro focusing on functionality and ease of installation while the RESI award concentrated on industrial design factors including products’ design aesthetics, user-friendliness and originality. These awards add to the 4 previous awards GoldenEar won in 2011 recognizing their high-performance Loudspeaker product line, providing further […]
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The Future of Prototyping: 3D Printing

Growing interest in "3D-Printing" has created new business models and new ways to think about designing products. Prototyping is an integral part of the product development process and recent advancements in technology have created a variety of options for designers to make objects from 3D model data. This rise in innovation has been attributed to new techniques and methods within “additive manufacturing” - a process whereby 3D prototypes are created by joining materials layer upon layer, as opposed to “subtractive manufacturing” methods such as machining from solid blocks leaving waste […]
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Patent 101 – A How-to Guide

If you have recently wet your toes in the world of product development or are a seasoned professional – updating your knowledge on patents is always advantageous. This article seeks to explore patents through three separate focuses; mainly, what is a patent, why they are important and how to extract value from one.   What is a Patent? On a high-level, a patent is a subset of legal protection for intellectual property. Grouped with patents are Trademarks and Copyrights; however, for hardware and physical products, patents are most relevant Although […]
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