Do Inventors Need 3D Designs or Prototypes?

14 Nov 2011

Russell Williams

Russell Williams is President and Co-founder of InventionHome and Russell created InventionHome in 2002 as a credible and affordable platform for inventors to explore the invention and patent processes and has subsequently grown the company from a start-up enterprise into one of the industry’s leading organizations with a vast network of manufacturers, inventors and partners. He launched in 2008 as a free online marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers of finished “innovative” products.
Russell holds educational degrees from both Carnegie Mellon University (Masters/Management) and West Virginia University (Bachelors/Finance) and has accumulated over 20 years business and entrepreneurial experience.

If you are an inventor in the early stages of development (you don’t have finished samples) and you are looking to sell or license your invention to a company for ongoing royalty payments, you will more than likely need some form of prototype or design to showcase your invention to prospective companies. In reality, most companies look at pictures of your invention before they actually read any description or explanation of what it is. A prototype or 3D design brings your idea to life for the person evaluating your invention and makes it easier for them to understand why their company should invest time and money to buy or license your invention from you.

The good news is you don’t always have to spend a fortune developing and fabricating physical, working prototypes of your invention. 3D virtual prototyping or virtual designing offers a much lower-cost alternative while still providing companies with a realistic representation of how your invention will look and function as a real product.  Here’s an example of a virtual design:

Virtual Design

There are many qualified designers who specialize in 3D virtual prototyping, and a simple Google search can help you locate vendors in this realm. At InventionHome, we have a team of talented artists who specialize in refining inventor sketches into highly detailed 3D Virtual Designs.

Whether you have a new idea that just needs an artist’s touch, or a fully-developed prototype ready for marketing, a professional presentation could be just what your invention needs to take that next leap forward!

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