Tips for Inventors
Técnicas de impresión 3D. Fabricación de prototipos rápidos.
La impresión 3D es una técnica cada vez más utilizada en el proceso de fabricación de prototipos funcionales. Como ya sabemos, la velocidad de ejecución y el número de iteraciones, son los argumentos más críticos para conseguir un producto exitoso. En este post, te explicamos cuáles son las técnicas de impresión 3D que utilizamos cada día en Let´s Prototype.
Visit our invention factory
Public institutions, inventors and entrepreneurs in Madrid select our invention factory as the standard when it comes to the manufacturing of prototypes and innovative products.
To patent an idea. Basic concepts to make your invention.
Patenting an idea too soon is the most frequent error committed by inventors. We explain it to you in transparent terms through examples. It is important to know the details prior to investing in a patent or utility model.
How can I know if I can patent my idea without spending any money?
If you’re an inventor, a real one… you likely have gone through a moment of extreme uncertainty while doing searches to determine whether your idea already exists or not. From now on, you’ll experience this moment very differently. Step Nº 2 of Lean Prototyping will show you the path to reinforce your invention and determine its feasibility.
From idea to concept and from concept to prototype. Lean Prototyping
What’s important is not to master the methodology, but for all your questions to be totally resolved. In Step Nº 1 of Lean Prototyping, you’ll understand the steps to follow so that the innovation continues to make sense. Remember, your invention must resolve a real problem in the market.
Inventors also have a method. Lean Prototyping.
“…the idea is my thing, but I’m new at this …” Without a doubt, this was the most common phrase among the inventors with whom we’ve spoken in the last 24 months. That we should roll up our sleeves to finally develop a clear method that guides inventors throughout the entire process. From the idea to the working product that is feasible for the market.
Who finances my prototype?
You have a great idea, but… now what? I hate to tell you this but, after the great idea, investors or major brands will not be lining up at the door to your home or office, clamoring to pay for your invention. If they’ve given you the typical “patent and get rich” pitch, that’s not the real world.
Manufacturing of working prototypes on TV
Turning ideas, patents and concepts into working prototypes is one of the major challenges faced by inventors and the innovation departments of consolidated companies. We discuss this on TVE thanks to the directors of the program Emprende TVE.
Inventions that changed the world (Part 1)
The human race has succeeded in evolving in never-before-seen ways thanks to their mental capacity, which allows them to invent, imagine, learn and convey knowledge, including abstract knowledge, and relate with others intelligently. Not all humans, of course, but definitely the majority of them.
The Utility Model. The false adrenaline of inventors.
You’ve probably already received propositions to register your idea as a utility model. You may have been told that it’s a cheaper patent or the step prior to a patent. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We invite you to discover it.
Differences between a Utility Model and a Patent
What’s the difference between a utility model and a patent? Does it really protect my model to be the only one with the right to exploit it commercially? Discover the main differences between a utility model and a patent through four questions which we will answer by drawing upon the Law, our experience and, as always, common sense.
Methodology for manufacturing electronic prototypes
Does your prototype require electronic elements? If so, the short-term goal is not to get the best price for manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) like hotcakes. It is essential to have iteration capability in circuits and component selection. This way, we will not only end up with electronic prototypes that work, but we’ll ensure that they are feasible in the immediate future.
Risks of hiring a factory to manufacture your first prototype
Beware! Factories are undoubtedly your best ally when you already have a working prototype and sufficient technical documentation to mass manufacture it. However, approaching factories too soon may condemn your project to failure. Want to know why?
How much does it cost to manufacture a working prototype?
We tell you in transparent terms how we at PROTOTÉCNICA define the budget estimate for the design and manufacturing of a working prototype.
How to capture the industry’s interest with my idea or prototype?
Major companies don’t have a department to service e dreamers. Therefore, showing up at their doorstep with dreams or utility models does not make much sense. Discover which are the necessary tools to capture the industry’s interest.
Tips for Inventors is a space exclusively for entrepreneurs, inventors and innovation directors. In this space, Let's Prototype team members post opinion articles that answer the most frequent questions posed by inventors.