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Old 03-12-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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I have an invention that I think could do great things. How can I get someone to built a prototype? Has anyone done this?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Invention Prototype and Prototyping Companies - How to Make Prototypes of Invention Ideas

MAKING A PROTOTYPE
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Are you familiar with CAD CAM? Software and a 3D printer might make your prototype depending on size, etc.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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It all depends on what you need done. Assembly, machining, welding, laser cutting, woodworking, plastic injection molding, casting, etc? There are shops for every kind of work. With prototyping you have to make sure that nondisclosure agreements are in place. But you have to know what you need.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:03 AM
 
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File a provisional before approaching someone to prototype it for you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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Are you familiar with CAD CAM? Software and a 3D printer might make your prototype depending on size, etc.
This is good advice. Utilizing Cad suites such as Pro/Engineer or Solidworks allows you to virtualize your prototype. Exporting your assembly to .dwg for Rapid prototype stereolithography allows you to get a working physical mode for hands-on. Good luck.
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