7 ways You3Dit delivers a mechanical design, engineering and rapid prototyping super power to your team

End-to-end Process – Consolidated, end-to-end processes for design & fabrication, is a valuable process that few attempt in our business. We do this by managing a zero-to-prototype process and execute these steps with the following philosophies in mind: a) keeping documentation and project history consistent b) clearly communicating through action and project engagement c) having You3Dit staff overseeing your project all along the way. Right tool for Right job – Clients, designers and fabricators place their jobs into the You3Dit ecosystem and in this way, we believe the best person to do the job (based on timing, skillsets, capacity and capability) apply / quote the work.  This minimizes gouge-pricing / surge-pricing caused by a client lack of supplier options at any given time. Cost per part and service fee, that’s it – Shipping, packaging, taxes, etc. are all wrapped up into that one quote & process fee.  So while we definitely understand the idea that most clients do not want to see the

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7 top resources for textiles prototyping and manufacturing in the San Francisco, Bay Area

We had a client ask where they could get quick turn, low-volume production for their innovative textile device. Reaching out to our You3Dit Network, we were able to quickly obtain the following Bay Area resources: Cosmo Design Lab – San Francisco, CA – this advanced prototyping lab seems to focus on textiles and production hardware manufacturing. Specifically mobile device accessories, peripherals and precision enclosures. Accessories for smart home assistants. Smart and active lifestyle wearables. Engineered small leather goods and luxury accessories. And lastly, Beauty and cosmetics accessories. Precision Technical Sewing – Mountain Ranch, CA – this supplier comes highly recommended by veterans in the hardware industry. Textiles have always been a bit outside of our wheelhouse at You3Dit (we specifically focus on mechanical design engineering and prototyping), but they have an “anything’s possible” attitude. “If you can visualize it, we can make it” which resonates with our capabilities and capacity here at You3Dit (at least leveraging our network). Pineapple Sails

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12 ways to document your new hardware concept

12 ways to effectively document your new hardware business concept / idea without needing an engineer. TLDR: Take photos of the problem / sketch out the use case.  Pictures are worth 1000 words. Write down a basic description of how you believe your hardware concept solves the problem(s) at hand. Who cares?  List at least 3x different types of people who you believe would want this solution.  Write down 3x different types of people who you believe would pay for this solution.  See the difference there? Materials? List the top 5 materials you think the hardware product should be made from. Other tech?  Are there any other features which are not simply passive materials that are required for your concept to function properly?  Electrical engineered circuits?  Software interactivity? Patent worthy? Try to identify at least 10+ aspects / features of your concept that are new, useful and non-obvious. Patent ready?  Review your work and then write down 10+ steps on

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Online Additive Manufacturing with MIT, edX and You3Dit

When someone is asked, “who has the best undergraduate engineering program? Graduate engineering program?”, 99 times out of 100 that person will respond: MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  So when they say, “would you like to help us co-teach a program this summer at MIT” the answer is just as obvious…you say “yes”! Kicking off You3Dit’s work with MIT started with our content development and course facilitation for their online edX course called: “Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production“.  This is “An 11-week course on the fundamentals, applications, and implications of 3D printing for design and manufacturing” and as Chris puts it, “this is the most comprehensive course on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) that I’ve ever seen…”  Professor A. John Hart and his rockstar team of course developers and facilitators helped over 1000 online learners take their knowledge of Additive Manufacturing to the next level. If you were ever wishing there was a comprehensive, online course on Additive

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