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Enhance, Davison, for licensing and prototype

Discussion in 'Product Creation, Inventing, Importing, Sourcing' started by Maggie E, Jan 12, 2018.

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    I hope I don't get scolded for even mentioning these companies. As it might seem like I'm trying to short cut it. However, when your working 50hr+weeks and maintaining a household time is essential. Has anyone ever worked with these companies charging 8-15k for CAD 3D, Licensing, Patent, & prototype. They are saying the bonus is that they already have established relationships with large co. (home depot, Big 5 etc.). Is it worth it?
     
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    I would steer clear of such opportunist companies. Just to show you how the risk is all yours, here's a quote from Davison's website: New product development is an uncertain endeavor and the use of Davison's services typically does not result in a license agreement, sales on any market or profit to the inventor.

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    1. Consider testing the markets with photo-realistic renderings of your products before making expensive physical products

    2. 8-15k sounds way too much. You can find engineers from Upwork to design the product for you.

    3. If your product is small enough, you can 3D-print it. Metal, plastic and variety of other materials

    4. Use domestic manufacturers to make the prototype. Much faster and easier to communicate.

    For example, I recently had a prototype made from steel by 3d printing. Cost me about 2k. I did the CAD-work by myself.

    Feel free to contact me via PM if you need help with it.
     
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