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Rates

We are confident you will be impressed so after an initial $175 in advance for the first hour, the customer must approve all other hours in advance. Our Charge out rate is $175/hr Maximum in minimum 4hr increments ($700).

Customers pay as they go and are free to end the project after the current retainer is consumed. There is no time limit between retainer payments.

Typical projects include our engineering, patent drawing views, conceptual renderings, 3D CAD model files, customer driven industrial design ,engineering, prototyping , testing, electronic design, programming, packaging ,domestic and international manufacturing consulting ,sourcing and procurement.

 

Sample Estimates For a Simple 2 Component Product

Invention Design and Engineering
From $15,000
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Consulting
  • Detailed 3D CAD Models
  • Purchased Part Sourcing
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Invention Improvements
  • Manufacturing Method Selection
  • Manufacturing Drawings
  • Component Sourcing
  • Patent Drawing
  • Manufacturing Consulting
  • Packaging Design
  • Invention Coaching
Invention Manufacturing Consulting
From $10,000
  • Domestic Manufacture Sourcing
  • Overseas Manufacture Sourcing
  • Independent Manufacture Setup
  • Tooling Sourcing
  • Overseas Manufacture Sourcing
  • Manufacturing Coaching
  • First Sample Approvals
Working Invention Prototype (Design and Parts)
From $5,000
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Consulting
  • Detailed 3D CAD Models
  • Purchased Part Sourcing
  • Preliminary Design for Manufacture
  • Provisional Patent Drawing
  • Invention Coaching
  • Invention Improvements
First Looks
From $1400
  • Consulting Session
  • Review of existing drawings or sketches
  • Basic design
  • Basic Set of Conceptual Renderings

Consulting Session with Owner Principal Engineer Bruce McLellan P.E.*

Subjects can include any of the topics below:

$175
  • Feasibility
  • Manufacturing Short run
  • Manufacturing High Volume
  • Production Guesstimates
  • Design for High Margin
  • Brainstorming
  • Materials
  • Manufacturing Methods
  • General Product Development
  • Product Development Steps
  • Tooling
  • Prototyping

Estimates are based on simple products (small , 2 parts, no Electronics) . Complex products will cost more.

*P.E. Designates Licensed Professional Engineer

Pricing may seem high to new inventors who may underestimate the effort required to get a product ready for the market. Pricing may seem low to entrepreneurs more accustom to a large team, high overhead approach.

       
 

 

 
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