Delaney Manufacturing LLC

COMPLETE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

From 3-D CAD Drawings, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, and Packaging,
we do it all in-house.

We can help you take your project every step of the way, from concept to shipping the finished product to buyers. Use us for every step, or just the ones you need help with.

  • 3-D CAD DRAWINGS Drawn for the Injection Molding process
  • PROTOTYPING Rapid Prototyping in days, not weeks
  • MANUFACTURING Short runs or high volume
  • ASSEMBLY Component and Product Assembly
  • PACKAGING For the retail or wholesale market
  • SHIPPING Directly to your buyer or distribution center

We have a network of resources in the following fields:

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • MARKET RESEARCH
  • PACKAGING DESIGN
  • VIDEO PRODUCTION
  • PRODUCT BRANDING
  • COMPUTER ANIMATION
  • PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS
  • PRODUCT TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

We will be glad to help you, regardless of where you are in the process.

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MS Word DocumentSample NDA (docx format)

FAQ for Inventors

Frequently asked Questions

Q: Are you an “Inventors Help” company?
A: No. We’re a manufacturing company, but our business plan includes new product development. We can take a concept, create CAD drawings, produce a prototype, source tooling and manufacture the product, assemble it if needed, package it for the retail market or wholesale distribution, and drop ship directly to your customers. We do it all in-house.

Q: Are you going to try and sell me an “Inventors Package” or something like that?
A: No. We won’t try to sell you anything. There are many steps necessary to get your idea ready for the marketplace. You tell us which steps you need help with.

Q: Can I trust you with my ideas?
A: Yes. We don’t stay in business by stealing ideas. We are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you discuss your project with us. We have an NDA free for download on our website or you may provide your own.

Q: You’re a manufacturing company. Why do you work with inventors and people with new products?
A: Because it’s a great way to build our manufacturing base. Our goal is to be your manufacturer.

Q: I’ve contacted other manufacturing companies but they won’t get back to me. Why is that?
A: Most manufacturing companies do not want to become involved in developing new products and do not have the necessary resources in place to move a project from conception to a finished product. We have built product development into our business model.

Q: I work during the day so I can’t call you during typical business hours. Can I call you after hours or weekends?
A: Yes. We want your work, so call us when you can. All calls go directly to our cell phones.

Q: I’ve never had an invention manufactured before and don’t know the first thing about how to proceed. Should I be embarrassed to call you?
A: No. Many of the people we work with are first time inventors. The process is not as difficult as you might think.

Q: I’m not ready to move forward yet; I just need information right now. Should I wait until I’m ready before contacting you?
A: Absolutely not. Gathering information is a crucial step in deciding whether or not to move forward with an idea. We are happy to answer any of your questions to the best of our ability.

Q: How much will it cost to manufacture my invention?
A: That question is impossible to answer until we have a better understanding of your project. Once we become familiar with your project, we can give you some general estimates based on our experience. As the process moves forward, we will be able to give you accurate quotes.

Q: How long will it take to get my invention ready to sell?
A: Once we understand your project, we can give you a timeline based on our experience.

Q: I know how I want my invention to work, but I don’t have it all figured out. Can you help with the design?
A: Yes. We are not an engineering firm, but we can offer suggestions based on our experience in manufacturing.

Q: My invention won’t be made of plastic. Can you manufacture it for me?
A: No, but we may be able to help you with your CAD drawings and prototypes and assist you in finding other sources.

Q: Someone told me I need CAD drawings. What are CAD drawings?
A:
Computer-aided design (CAD), also known as computer-aided drafting (CAD) is the use of computers to assist in the creation of a design.

Q: Do I need CAD drawings?
A: Yes. They will be needed for virtually every stage of your project. From prototyping to obtaining quotes for molds, estimating manufacturing costs, packaging design, and more.

Q: Where can I go to get CAD drawings for my project?
A: We can create your CAD drawings in-house or you can search the internet for a design company. Drawing parts to be molded from plastic requires an in-depth knowledge of injection molding, so be sure the person you hire has the necessary experience.

Q: Will you work with me even though I had someone else do my drawings?
A: Absolutely. We are here to help you regardless of where you are in your project.

Q: All I have is a hand built prototype, but it’s kind of crude. Can you work with that or do I need to make a better one?
A: What you have is probably fine. Along with your input, we should be able to draw exactly what you have in mind.

Q: I’ve sketched my idea on paper. Is that enough to get started?
A: Yes. As long as we can understand what you’re idea is, we can work from there.

Q: All I have is a concept I’ve been thinking about. What do I need before contacting you?
A: Nothing. We can help you take your concept and move it forward.

Q: If I have you create my CAD drawings, am I locked-in with your company going forward?
A: No. When your drawings are complete, we will supply you with printed hard copies and electronic copies. You paid for them, they’re yours. If you want to stay with us going forward, it’s completely up to you.

Q: I made a prototype at home but I need something better to make sure of my design and to show investors and potential buyers. Can you make me a professional prototype?
A: Yes. We can make you a prototype using a 3-D printing process.

Q: What is 3-D printing?
A: 3-D printing is a process of making a
three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a CAD drawing. 3-D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of plastic are laid down by the 3-D printing machine.

Q: Can a 3-D printer really take my CAD drawings and produce an exact, actual size, working model out of plastic that I can use, test, and show to investors and potential buyers?
A: Yes. And in days, not weeks or months.

Q: My idea will be plastic but will have some metal parts. Can you help me design and source the metal parts?
A: Yes. If you need custom components, we can design them and have them made by one of the many fabrication shops we use and trust. We can also help you source “off the shelf” components.

Q: Can you guarantee my new product will be successful?
A: No. We do promise to help you move your project forward to the best of our ability.

Q: Should I have my invention made in China?
A: There are pros and cons of dealing with offshore companies and brokers. We can advise you on the benefits and pitfalls.

Q: I won’t need a ton of product to start. Can you make me enough to get started to see where it goes?
A: Yes. We can do small production runs.

Q: I don’t live close to you. Can we get started via phone and email or do I have to come and see you?
A: We can work together by phone, email, and video conferencing. Complex projects or ones that need a lot of development would benefit from face-to-face meetings.

Q: I’m not sure if my product can be made out of plastic. Can you help me?
A: Yes. There are plastics on the market today for almost any application.

Q: I don’t know what kind of plastic my product needs to be made from. Can you help me with that?
A: Yes. We have experience with a wide range of plastics and consult regularly with plastics engineers regarding specific requirements and applications.

Q: My product will need to be assembled. Can you do that or do I have to find another source?
A: We can assemble components or your entire product.



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Rapid Prototyping

3d printer

We use a 3-D Printer for rapid prototyping. Our printer uses FDM technology. (Fused Deposition Modeling)

FDM begins with a software process which processes an STL file (stereolithography), mathematically slicing and orienting the model for the build process. If required, support structures are automatically generated. The machine dispenses two materials – one for the model and one for a disposable support structure.

The thermoplastics are melted and deposited by an extrusion head, which follows a tool-path defined by the CAD file. The materials are deposited in layers and the part is built from the bottom up – one layer at a time.

Rapid Prototyping


Delaney Manufacturing LLC, Bradenton, FL