News and Articles About Prototypes

So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?
Mentors

So How Will You Ever Get Off the Desert Island?

A business strategist recalls three key business lessons he learned from a mentor whose work had repercussions as far away as the moon.
Daniel Patrick Forrester
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Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone
Technology

Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Geoff Weiss
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption
3-D printing

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption

With the devices becoming more accessible and affordable, businesses are being built on the rapid designing, prototyping and manufacturing of products.
Chris Elsworthy
UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide
3-D printing

UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.
Catherine Clifford
How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model
Young Influencers

How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model

Jessica Banks, the founder of RockPaperRobot, a kinetic furniture business, explains how she has transitioned from artist to entrepreneur.
Catherine Clifford
How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage
Young Influentials

How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.
Catherine Clifford
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Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions
Customer Feedback

Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.
Sam Gaddis
Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?
Starting a Business

Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often.
JD Albert
Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup
The Grind

Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.
Jason Lucash
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States
Manufacturing

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
Catherine Clifford
Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D
Technology

Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D

Project Tango, a mobile phone prototype devised by Google that can create and capture 3-D models, will be distributed to 200 select developers in mid-March.
Geoff Weiss
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype
Starting a Business

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
JD Albert
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget
Growth Strategies

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

You don't always need to invest a lot of capital to demonstrate traction to investors. Here is how to do it on a budget and with limited resources.
Kirsten Green
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free
Technology

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
Brian Patrick Eha