Hiring a prototype contractor can be a cheaper and easier way to design your product. Use these tips to start building
MINDS BEHIND DESIGNS Contractors won’t just bring the physical tools to make your product vision a reality. The best ones will fill in your skill gaps and help you create something you might not have thought of on your own.

IN OCTOBER 2014, WHEN Leo Bereschansky dreamed up a ring that lets users signal for help, he didn’t realize he’d soon be on a mission to find a hired gun. But with hardware and software components to design, build, and integrate, he worked with three contractors and went through 140 design iterations before starting production. Nimb, his Wilmington, Delaware–based company, will ship its first rings in July, and Bereschansky’s glad

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