Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (Online - Register Here)
Pitfalls & Lessons Learned On The Napkin To Working Prototype Journey, with Todd M. Boley
Todd Boley is the President/CEO of Prototype Development Specialists + CNC Machining Inc. (www.pdsmachines.com) in Converse, TX. PDS+CNC helps customers from prototype to production making the precision machined parts that go into their products. Before taking on this new role at PDS+CNC, Todd retired from prestigious consulting company after a career assisting clients turning around troubled major construction projects through out the world and at home in the USA.
PDS+CNC works with independent inventors and leading companies to successfully negotiate this napkin to working prototype journey. Some of the companies include Xenex Disinfection Services, Renu Robotics, Plus One Robotics, Austin AI and many more coming to market soon. The journey frequently starts on a napkin or discussion in a garage. Through this journey working with independent inventors and customers, PDS+CNC has seen and worked through issues that have prolonged prototyping and development unnecessarily which made transitioning into production challenging to ramp up past the sales launch event.
Todd will share lessons learned and strategies to mitigate the typical risks and pitfalls when independent inventors work with machine shops so that their ideas can be quickly and effectively converted into functional prototypes assuring the ideas are valid and ready for licensing or for transitioning into marketable products. The lessons learned are valuable to inventors even if their invention or product does not require precision machine shop components.
Guests are welcome.
From 6pm to 6:30pm Invention Q & A
Various topics each month.
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm Guest Speaker
Do not come to SATC, as there won't be anyone there.
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We usually meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Social Distancing Requires an ONLINE ONLY MEETING
2021 Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
December TBD 2021
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Each month we have meetings to collaborate, interact, inform, and learn about inventing, marketing, manufacturing, protecting, and learning how to succeed with inventions. The mission of the Alamo Inventors is to be a compass, resource and inspiration for inventors and entrepreneurs as they launch their concepts to market.
What We Do
We provide monthly meetings where members can meet and discuss their ideas, problems and solutions, talk with community resource members, and hear guest speakers talk about their real world experiences.
This provides a forum where this information may be shared and discussed to expand and educate the membership of the group.
Additional on-line resources are available to help direct the inventor and entrepreneur to the local and national organizations to help them as their ideas progress from concept to market.
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