Do you want to start your own company, but don’t quite know where to begin? Do you have an idea for a product, but don’t have the slightest clue as to how to manufacture your design? Taking your idea from napkin drawing to sellable product is going to take a great deal of effort on your part. One way to lessen the challenges of launching your own company is to build your entrepreneurial list of tools before you need to draw upon its resources. One essential category of your resource list needs to be product design tools. From sketching tools to manufacturing resources, the more options you have at your disposal, the faster you’ll be able to bring your product to market. Following are a selection of helpful design tools you can consider adding to your big list of dream-enabling resources:
If you need assistance designing a web or mobile application, Savah might be just the tool you need. Features include prototypes with interactive gesturing, version tracking for design iterations, and real-time design annotations.
3D Printing Industry
One option you might not have considered for your product design is 3D printing and manufacturing. Depending upon the type of product you want to bring to market, 3D printing might be a viable option. The directory you’ll find on 3DPrintingIndustry.com will connect you with 3D manufacturers, printers, scanners, and software.
If you want to create your design using 3D software, UMake is worth checking out. Currently accepting access requests from beta testers, UMake will allow users to create 3D designs on their touch screen device instead of having to design with traditional CAD software.
Matter is worth adding to your product design resource list. Currently available for jewelry items in materials such as brass, sterling silver, and gold, Matter will eventually offer product design and manufacturing in glazed ceramics, polished wood and coated plastics.
Having an extensive list of go-to tools is crucial if you hope to transition from “wantrepreneur” to startup founder or business owner. Whether you plan to build an online business or a brick-and-mortar facility, you’re going to need product design tools at your disposal. While this list gives you a good idea on where to start, we at Inertia can help you with the entire process from the “napkin drawing” to prototyping and finished product on the market. Inertia is a one-stop-service to help turn your ideas to successful products, ready to sell. We manage all aspects of the project so you don’t have to – ensuring you have peace of mind that the job will be done right. Ready to take your idea to the next level? – Contact us today