Why Build A Demonstrable Proof Of Concept Prototype

Whether you are a Fortune 100 company or a first time inventor / entrepreneur / startup, the proof of concept prototype is integral to successful product development which includes the costly design, build, and test/qualify phase with multiple prototypes. Creating a large number of expensive prototypes prior to proving “it works” is unfortunately a common pitfall and results in significant cost and schedule overruns or project...

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What is a Production Prototype?

If you are reading this post, you probably understand the basics of prototyping early in the product development lifecycle. In past posts on prototyping, we have discussed the Proof-of-Concept Prototype and the Design Prototype (also referred to as the Form/Fit/Function Prototype) as the first two phases of prototypes in world-class product development. Let’s define these two prototypes again as a refresher: Proof-of-Concept...

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Apt Innovations in BBC News Article

Leardon Solutions client Apt Innovations from Northern Ireland is portrayed in the BBC News article Cold winter inspires NI man’s pipe business. Leardon Solutions designed, engineered, prototyped, and qualified the Floe winterizing product for Apt Innovations and currently manufactures components for the...

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Success Factors of a Product Inventor

There are many inventors in this world but unfortunately many of their inventions never see the light of day. Why is this? There must be some factors that determine if the inventor will create a successful company from the product idea or if the inventor will fail. Leardon Solutions worked with Randy Hupp from EcoLeeser from the early days of his invention of a product that helps increase the chances of survival for released rockfish...

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Why a Proof-of-Concept Prototype?

You have a great product idea.  What should you do next? If you are an inventor or an entrepreneur, you have probably come up with some great product ideas. When these ideas were conceived, you probably envisioned the thousands of people who would buy the revolutionary product. Your second thought might have been to ask yourself “What do I do now to take this idea to the next step?” Endotracheal Tube Translation Prototype by Leardon...

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