Being in 3d printing for almost 20 years, we seen a lot of NDA's and have found there are some common and simple to avoid errors when it comes to Non-Disclosure Agreements. If you have a few minutes, check out our newest post.
When it comes to 3D printing, we can thank the media for creating misleading impressions on just what 3d printing is, what it can really do and whether you need it. This video is a segment we pulled from our Inventor Mentor series, but is helpful to anyone considering 3d printing (that is anyone who [...]
We are excited to share with you a new segment we'll be posting on YouTube every few weeks called Inventor Mentor, talking about invention help, 3d printing and answering your questions! Please check it out and let us know your questions.
It's funny how many times I've heard someone say 'you should patent that idea'. Here's the deal: in order for an invention to be considered for a utility patent it must be a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or improvement on any of the aforementioned, in addition to the [...]
Anyone who has had an idea has likely thought about a patent to protect it. So over the next few weeks we'll touch on patents, starting with: What Is A Patent? A patent is a legal document issued by the patent office within each specific country or region that provides a set of exclusive rights [...]
Often I receive emails from people interested in having a replacement part made for their car either because the part has been discontinued or because they think 3d printing it would be cheaper than buying from the dealership, however it's important to take the following into consideration. In order to 3D print any part, a [...]
I was invited by Mark Reyland, a well respected blogger, innovator and inventor who has dedicated his blog to helping inventors, to share my insights on 3d printing, prototyping and inventors. To see the article on his blog www.inventoropinion.com or read on. Mark and I had a great conversation the other day about inventors, prototyping [...]
LinkedIn Invention help Question: "I have ideas for inventions. How and where do I start?" 3D printing and invention help Answer: "There are many steps, but if you want to save money you'll want to do them in the right order. Here are the first 4 steps to get started... Research: See if the idea [...]
Fans and inventors, take note... even George Lucas isn't infallible when it comes to intellectual property. In 2006 the prop designer of the Stormtrooper helmets, Andrew Ainsworth of the UK who was selling helmets made off of his original molds, was sued and to lost Lucasfilms as having committed infringement on their intellectual property. Despite [...]
Linked In question: "Hi, I know this has probably been said a million times and in the most part, I would agree that the claims made by some inventors are exaggerated or at least badly conceived. Question 1: If someone came to you and professed to have come up with an invention that generates electricity [...]