5 New Product Developments To Be Thankful For Share Starting with a winning team & smarter technology. SnS Design (Nisha Sawhney) and IKAN Holdings LLC (Greg Ahnert, Fabio Zsigmond & William Adam) This Thanksgiving we are reminded to stop and ask about the things in our lives that we should be thankful for. As innovators and thinkers, having a solid team around us lets us know that talent is on our side. You’ve worked hard, now it’s time to focus on building a team that shares your work ethic and values. As much time as you’ll spend working together, they will become part of your family. You should want to work just as hard for them as they work for you and that’s truly something to be grateful for. But what about the means to make our ideas happen? Thankfully, today’s technology is making it easier than ever to bring fresh, new products to the market. The world needs and appreciates your ideas. After all, new product development is the lifeblood of society. Think about what the world was like before the smartphone, computers, or automobiles. Your ideas are appreciated. They lead to the products and services that drive growth for companies and society. Let’s give thanks for the top 5 new product development technologies: 1. 3D Printing – Due to its growing popularity, 3D printing has become more affordable than ever. Having the ability to create a functional prototype makes the product development process a great deal faster. It also allows products in development to go through several iterations before mass production saving both time and money. 2. Continuous Product Evolution – Better technology has allowed for a shift in thinking for product design. How a product’s design changes over time is greatly influenced by consumer needs and demands. Those who embrace the need for change and use technology to map out these product evolutions will have a strong competitive advantage. 3. CAD – Thanks to CAD developments, 2D drafts and 3D wireframes are becoming a thing of the past. Product developers can create solid 3D models, using CAD software to analyze the functionality of the intended product before a tangible product is ever created. 4. Advanced Design Documentation – Design documentation has evolved from simplistic to dynamic. Today’s documentation capabilities –from photo realistic renderings to animations to assembly process documents – offer much more for the end-user. 5. Outsourcing – Thanks to the Internet, entrepreneurs who need end-to-end product development support can easily search for help. There are plenty of options for outsourcing your team, but nothing beats partnering with a one-stop-shop product development firm like SnS Design. Now that we’ve given thanks for all the great technological advances new product developers can take advantage of, lets talk turkey. If you want help developing a product that consumers will give thanks for, we have the technology and design expertise to make it happen. Take SnS Design success story, IKAN. With an aggressive 3-month project deadline, we helped launch this wireless kitchen appliance that is revolutionizing in-home grocery shopping. By creating a functional and impressive 3D prototype, IKAN was featured at The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show at the Javits Center. This manufacture-ready design features a 7-inch touch screen, WiFi integration, and voice input capability, allowing you to build a shopping list from items you scan or input before disposing of them. SnS helped by providing: Product designElectrical engineeringMechanical engineeringEngineering and manufacturing complianceVerificationHigh quality 3D renderingsManufacturing and tooling solutionsFunctional prototypesTestingManufacture ready production filesQuality check Be Thankful for Your Team & the Power of Technology.