Taking a Product from Design to Manufacture

As a product designer or inventor, you don’t just need to think about the product you are designing. Before it is able to fulfil its purpose, there is one very important step to bear in mind – getting it into production. The production process isn’t always easy and can stand in the way if it is not something you have considered ahead of time.

Whilst you are in the design process, think about how the product is going to be manufactured. At this stage, it may also be beneficial to have parts tooled for manufacture, to speed up the process later on.

Make sure you have a good relationship with the manufacturer and can negotiate good terms. As a small inventor with a new product, this could make or break your business. Begin negotiations early and get the process sorted in good time, to put your mind at rest and save money.