Tim Bonerb & Associates LLC
"First comes thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans: then the transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe is imagination." - NAPOLEAN HILL
PRODUCT OUTLINE / GOALS
Before getting started on any design concept, it is vital that detailed goals are established which will keep the R&D effort on track throughout the process. Having the end goal in sight is key to the success of the entire effort.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT TO PROTOTYPE
Even with all of the modeling and CAD software that is available today, it is still vitally important to build and test the product with a "hands-on" approach. Typically, it's only when a full scale prototype is built that it is possible to interact with, and manipulate, it. By moving, controlling and operating it, it's easier to identify problems and make the needed modifications.
APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT / MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
Typically, prototype equipment and electrical control systems can be produced out of inexpensive materials - such as carbon steel - when stainless steel or other types of materials might be required for the final design. A final bill of materials, including the appropriate electrical controls (Ex. NEMA 4X for wash down environments), will be provided during this process to ensure availability, compatibility and cost.
THE PATENT WRITING PROCESS
The concept stage is of critical importance to the task of writing patents. The patent writing process basically forces one to thoroughly examine the concept and/or product much in the same way that a business plan forces one to examine the details of a business. It is in the details that problems and/or opportunities can be found. The Concept, Prototype and Patent Writing stages are where we can provide the greatest expertise and unequaled value.
From Concept to Preliminary Design & Engineering