Research is required in every stage of the development process. It is important that we exploring the environment of the product’s intended use, that we know who the end user is, and that we identify the most appropriate manufacturing processes for the projected annual volumes.

A patent search & a thorough review of related market competition is high recommended at the front-end of the process.

Qualitative & quantitative consumer research will guide choices during the development process, and production engineering will be influenced by material, production & market research.