ZOL provides design, engineering and prototype manufacturing for individuals and companies.
You can get as much or as little assistance as you want - no contracts to sign! Anything
from modifying a single part up to a full scale R&D project. And the low 50$ minimum means
you can afford to start your project NOW!
> Research & Development. If you only know that something is needed to
accomplish a task and there are no products on the market, I may be able to
think up a device and create it.
> Proof of concept prototypes. If you've figured out something new and amazing
but don't know how to make it, ZOL can.
> Production ready prototypes. Fully developed devices tested and optimized for
performance, durability, cost, ergonomics and whatever special parameters apply to
that type of product. We get it right before it goes into production.
> Show models. If you only want something to show potential investors, I can
make it look and feel just like the real thing will.
> Debugging. If your company has a product with problems that your engineers
have never been able to solve, ZOL may be able to do it.
> Ergonomic refinement. One of my pet peeves are clunky products. They usually
function, but are difficult to use, or require the user to adapt and read long,
confusing instructions. I can find and eliminate poor ergonomics BEFORE you put a
million units on the shelves and then get slammed with bad reviews by dissatisfied
customers and snarky journalists.
> Modifications. Got a request for a modified version of your product?
ZOL can do those low volume alterations that don't justify a full production run.
We can go by your prints or do all the engineering.
Don't get pulled into a contract with a bogus invention development outfit!
Google InventHelp complaints (or whatever their name is) and read about how
they rip off inventors. You could show them a pencil and they will tell you it's
amazingly original, the greatest idea they've ever seen and you will soon be a
billionaire! Read more about this on my campaign website: 7532020 R & D.
The very first thing to do after getting your big idea is to Google it. If you find
something similar already on the market, move on. I know it's hard to give it up
when you're high on inspiration and enthusiasm, but it's not worth the massive
effort and expense to bring a project to completion if it is only slightly different.
Next thing to do if you don't find it for sale is to search the government's
Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) database. Unless your idea is something based
on very recent technology, it has likely been patented already. Spend a solid week
exploring, and even if you don't find it, go back occasionally to look some more
while you're developing your invention. You don't want to do all the work, get it
in the stores and then get a notice from someone who got a 'submarine patent'
and now wants all your profits!
Be suspicious of people who are too encouraging, but don't trust the naysayers
either - any idiot can think of a dozen reasons why something will fail and
it usually takes a genius to figure out ways to make it work
You are swimming in shark infested waters now. Be smart and alert.