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Frequently Asked Questions

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I have a great idea. Will you make a model for me?

Our ideal client is an established Consumer Product Company. We often get requests though from entrepreneurial inventors who have an idea that they want to commercialize. We have a lot of experience in the invention field. We have licensed many products ourselves and have even brought some products to market ourselves. We know how hard it is. We would love to share this experience with you so we have developed a program where we offer an hour of consultation services for $250.00. This will be a very tough gut check for you but it will probably save you a considerable amount of money in the end. Most people that engage this program do not go further at our suggestion. If we do however, we will credit the consultation fee back to you. If you are interested in getting started with a consultation, please visit our contact page to get in touch.

How much do your services cost?

That depends completely on the project. Every project is unique and takes a different amount of time. We generally work on a time and materials basis because it can be impossible to say for sure how long exactly something will take. We will break the project down into phases and estimate budgets as we go along so there are no surprises in the end.

How will my confidential information be protected?

We have been in business for over 30 years and have the highest integrity so we guard your information as if it were our own. We will be happy to sign an NDA (non disclosure agreement) before we begin as well.

Do I need to come to your facility to start the project?

You are more than welcome to come for an initial meeting, and we love meeting the people we work with face to face. If that is not convenient for you then don’t worry. Most of our clients are all over the country and we communicate everything about the job through the internet, telephone, and video conferencing software like Skype or Go To Meeting.

Downloadable Assets

Creative Mechanisms Design Specialist

Mechanism Design Specialists

Consider these ten advantages of working with design experts to develop novel products.

Creative Mechanisms Product Design Process

Product Design Process

Learn how to take an idea from concept to mass production and then successfully to market.

Customer Testimonials

After thinking there was no way to develop and prototype living hinges, Creative Mechanisms were recommended to me. I quickly learned they offer a rare and sought after service, ideal for any early stage prototyping through to production level injection molding. They were hands down the best external contractor I can recall working with. From their highly effective "BaseCamp" communication tool to keep me updated on their entire design process, CAD files, images and videos, to their unparalleled turn around time, I cannot recommend Michael and his team highly enough. I found it extremely refreshing to consult with a company that exceeded all of my expectations and delivered impressively high quality prototypes in a very short time frame. From the moment I engaged them, Creative provided me with a very transparent and honest service; I had full visibility into the work that was agreed upon and what Michael and his team were working on. I will, without a doubt, be coming back to Creative Mechanisms for any future prototyping of this nature, and pushing for my colleagues to do the same!

- Carla Zampaglione, Invetech