CustomMAKE™

OUR CUSTOMIZED SIX-STEP PROCESS FOR GETTING THINGS MADE

Click through the steps to see how Custom Technologies can help from start to finish!

Step 1: Design

Step 1: Design

The basic idea starts here.  Our specialists can work with you one-on-one to understand your project, and help you ensure that your initial idea is both realistic for function (will it work for its intended purpose?) and for manufacture (can I make this ...
Step 2: Draw

Step 2: Draw

Our team can transform your napkin sketch into full 3D models.  We will guide you through the process of going from broad idea to details that are presentation-ready.  With formal drawings, your idea is now ready to be quoted, built, and tested. Next -...
Step 3: Prototype

Step 3: Prototype

Having a part in hand is the real goal, and it is the next step after drawing!  We can deliver a rapid-prototype via various methods and media (3D printing, subtractive rapid machining, custom rapid molding, traditional machining, and more!).  Our m...
Step 4: Produce

Step 4: Produce

Making enough of something to be able to confidently say your product is “launched”, or is “beta launched”, is the next step.  We can assist you in making the best decisions for how to keep your low-volume first production runs as affordable as possi...
Step 5: Operate

Step 5: Operate

If you decide to make your product in your own facility, our team also specializes in helping with the organization and procedural setup of new operations.  If you need assistance setting up your accounting/bookkeeping systems, your purchasing systems, ...
Step 6: Automate

Step 6: Automate

Full production scaling is essential to drive down the price per piece of your product.  We specialize in automation machinery, and fully customized turnkey solutions are our forte.  When you’re ready to scale up and drop your costs, talk to us.  We w...


During and after each step of the six step process, we DE-RISK and do a COST-ASSESS review.  This is an iterative process that forms a basis of how we double-check our work.  At every stage, we assess the results and progress along two aspects – technical and strategic.  We ask questions that overlap both of these important aspects of product development:

  • Do we believe we can manufacture this item successfully and cost-effectively?
  • Are there ways we should alter the design now, to eliminate headaches down the road?
  • Are there features we should add to the product to make it more manufacturable?
  • Is the product designed with the customer’s needs in mind?
  • What could go wrong in future?
  • Are there tests we should perform on the product to de-risk issues we are concerned about?
  • How can we make sure that failure (if it happens) occurs early in the development process, so we can change the product and fix the issues before the product is in the hands of customers?
  • And lastly, do we LIKE what we’ve done?