5 misconceptions about certification marks
5 misconceptions about certification marks

5 misconceptions about certification marks You can find them on every product: certification marks! CE, UL, CSA, and so on. What purpose do they serve and what will you have to deal with when you design a product and want to get it on the market yourself? All marks of quality are about one thing only: safety. Naturally the world has to be protected against unsound and unsafe products. You wouldn’t want to get a shock from an electrical appliance, a child shouldn’t be able to choke on a detached […]

10,000 pieces by next month, is it possible?
10,000 pieces by next month, is it possible?

10,000 pieces by next month, is it possible? Your product is finished! The prototype works. It’s ready for production and looks good to boot. Now all you need is a manufacturer but that turns out to be more difficult than you thought. Most products are made with many different components which (usually) require multiple manufacturers. Are you going to approach every single one by yourself or are you looking for the one who will be able to deliver the whole product? And when you’ve found a manufacturer you find the […]

How can you reduce costs during the product development stage?
How can you reduce costs during the product development stage?

How can you reduce costs during the product development stage? Product development can be a costly affair. At R2Pro we are often approached by (start-up) entrepreneurs with a limited budget. In this article we want to share with you a few helpful tips on how to develop a good product while still being able to save on the production budget. Don’t get distracted (a clear focus): Be clear about what you want to create in advance! Naturally it has to appeal to the end users. However, you do not have […]