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20 10, 2015

3D Printing – Absolute Must Know To Start

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 October 20th, 2015|3D Printing, Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

27 05, 2015

Is Your Invention Patentable?

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

13 05, 2015

Protecting an Invention, What is a Patent?

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

22 04, 2015

Can I 3d print a part for my car?

2016-03-08T14:16:03+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

8 04, 2015

The Three Biggest Prototype Mistakes Inventors Make

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

30 09, 2014

The ‘Dark Side’ of protecting your intellectual property

2019-05-14T16:01:01+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]

21 07, 2014

Renewable Source of Power Discovered?

2020-03-25T16:17:28+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Tips & Tricks|

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 [...]