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At SolidMasters, we are prepared to assist you during any phase of the development process. We are perfectly comfortable developing new ideas from scratch or modifying an existing product for a more efficient and cost effective design. We specialize in product incubation and design consulting. With over 21 years of experience, we have the knowledge to bring new ideas to life. 

At SolidMasters, we value innovation. That is why we strive to protect your ideas and save you the hassle of litigation. Every project begins with a non disclosure agreement as well as a patent inquiry in order to protect your idea and avoid product infringement. Thereafter, the project moves to the development phase.

Product development is an extremely involved process. Describing and rendering a thought as a physical model correctly takes a combination of precise skill and knowledge.  At SolidMasters, we strive to make this process easier for you. Our teams of engineers work hand-in-hand with your staff to develop products to meet your specifications. We are a boutique engineering firm which ensures you get the full attention of our entire team. Our CEO, Fred Vierheller, oversees every project and is standing by to assist you.

In cooperation with the inventor or firm, our engineers and designers will rearrange or substitute components to produce a more efficient design. In reality, a functional design will normally improve appearance, reduce manufacturing costs and make the product easier to maintain. The essence of good design is simplicity.  The objective is to build a product that is safe, reliable and cost effective.

Product development involves much more than shape and appearance. The development team must anticipate the problems that the production engineer will find as the product is manufactured. Beginning with the end in mind allows us to anticipating budgetary and timeline concerns that typically complicate the product development process, are you in need of product design firms in los angeles.

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Bring Successful Products To The Market Quickly And Effectively

Any design software speeds up the process between concept and production. The difference with 3D CAD modeling and drafting services from SolidMasters is the flexibility to change and refine these products painlessly. So you are able to make your products enter the market quickly and more effectively.

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No matter how you approach your design our engineers and software will accommodate the way you are currently thinking so you can be sure that you achieve your envision. If you just have the idea without any vision then we will put into it everything it takes.

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Here's A Quick Way To Understand Why To Protect Your Idea.

The first step of success is the idea and this is where the dream begins. Turning ideas into reality is not that difficult and all that is required is a bit of dedication and hard work. When an idea pops up in the mind there are two things an innovator can do. First is to forget it and let it go. This option will only prolong the journey to success and nothing good will come out of it. The second option is to react. Reacting is a bold step and requires appropriate decision making skills. It is quite obvious that if the idea is believable practical and reasonable the second option must always be chosen.

CAD Drafting and Prototype ServicesOnce you have chosen to move forward with the idea start looking out for people who will be willing to fund your idea and take it to new heights. Reach out to companies where your idea might seem relevant or approach friends and family who trust you enough and are ready to help you out. Once you have found out the ideal resources it is time to disclose the idea.

Refrain from giving out your precious ideas without an agreement. Get a confidential agreement made out and get it signed from the person with whom you are discussing it. This will ensure two things. First is that it will restrict the second party from copying your original concept. There have been instances in the past where companies have listened to the ideas and reject them initially despite liking them a lot. Think in this way. You go to a company pitch your idea get it rejected and find out the next day that the product you thought about came in the market. The company has clearly cheated you and this can only happen if you do not have an agreement which clearly mentions that the idea is your intellectual property the company cannot use it without your consent and cannot spread it or share it with someone else.

Patent is another way you can protect your idea or innovation. Patent is just a legal right which gives you ownership of the idea or product for a certain period of time. You will have to pay a fee for this patent but when someone wants to use your idea they will directly pay you and in this way you can cover up the cost of the patent you initially incurred.

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Make design changes quickly

A reality of product design is that there will always be changes � known as engineering change orders (ECOs). Regardless of how sound an initial concept design is once various members of the design team -engineers non-technical sales marketing and supply chain partners � weigh in on proposed designs changes will result. Designs evolve and improve as a result of such collaborative efforts; the design process therefore must also be flexible and fluid.

Because one change to a part often impacts multiple views of the drawing engineers designing in 2D must manually update all associated assembly models drawings views details and bills of material (BOMs) which is an inherently error-prone and time-consuming process. Making a change in 2D also often requires an additional round of drawing checking another time consuming and tedious process.

When engineers design in 3D however making a change is much simpler and faster. Thanks to bidirectional associatively all elements of a model are associated or connected. As a result when a change is made to a 3D model it is automatically reflected in all related drawings and associated views allowing the user to make changes quickly and proceed with the new design.

Parametric design functionality a feature of many solid modelers facilitates a user's ability to make changes quickly. By storing the relationships between the various elements of the design and treating them like mathematical equations it allows any element of the model to be changed and then instantly regenerates the model in much the same way that a spreadsheet automatically recalculates any numerical changes.

In parametric-based solid modelers all features and dimensions of a model are stored as design parameters allowing designers to make fast design changes by simply changing the value of the parameter. When a value is changed the model is automatically updated and all other model features and dimensions affected by that change update automatically. Bi-directional associativity and parametric design functionality speed design changes and greatly reduce the chance of errors.

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