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Restoring Museum Relics with 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Jul 21, 2021
3D printing has taken the world by storm in the last decade. Although 3D printing technologies have existed as far back as the 1980s, advancements in technology have made 3D printing a viable option. Today, 3D printing is not only used for prototyping, but…
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Benefits of Using Rapid Prototyping in New Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Jul 20, 2021
Rapid prototyping refers to utilizing low-cost advanced design tools to rapidly produce physical and digital prototypes of a product. The mock version of the final product is then used by various project team members, including engineers, designers, strategists, and managers, to provide feedback. Implementing…
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Rapid Prototyping: Meaning, Process, and Benefits
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2021
Rapid prototyping is a process that's used in the mechanical engineering design industry to create quick, tangible and unique models of any concept. This blog post will explain what rapid prototyping means, how it works, and some of its benefits. What is Rapid Prototyping?…
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7 Types of Custom Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jul 16, 2021
Injection molding is the preferred process in the plastic manufacturing industry. Injection molding refers to the manufacturing process of identical plastic parts by melting polymer granules and injecting them under pressure into a mold. The liquid plastic in the mold is then cooled until…
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In A Nutshell: 4 Plastic Injection Molding Basics
Posted by connektllc on Jul 2, 2021
If you're in the product development stage of your project, plastic injection molding can come in handy, for it leads to minimal material wastage. Here's a list of four injection molding basics that you need to know as someone new to the procedure. 1.…
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How Prototypes Benefit Manufacturing
Posted by connektllc on Jul 1, 2021
Do you have the perfect product design ready? Before forwarding it to manufacturing, it's always a good idea to create and test a prototype. When it comes to creating custom product prototypes, 3D printing and injection molding are two of the most widely used…
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How to Strengthen Vehicular Chassis Using Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Jun 30, 2021
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been the go-to where prototype modeling and testing for a few years now. Despite being a virtual software, it provides life-like assessments of whether a design would work, and enables sectors to reduce the number of trials a physical…
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The Relationship Between SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Jun 29, 2021
SOLIDWORKS simulation is a way to test prototypes virtually as CAD models to anticipate how they’ll work in the real world. A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is just one approach that makes it possible. In order to understand what that means, a basic understanding…
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The Importance of Colored Resins in Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 28, 2021
Aesthetic colors can stimulate creativity in injection molding. While the boring translucent or brown molded plastic may be suitable for the majority of the tasks, some projects require the material to have more color. Let's talk about the importance of colored resin in plastic…
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5 Things to Consider Before Requesting a Quote on Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 25, 2021
Have you got the perfect product design in your mind and are now looking to get it injection molded? The first step here is to request a quote for your custom injection molding. However, requesting a quote isn't as easy as ABC, but we've…
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Know Your Mold: 3D Printing vs. Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 23, 2021
If you can't decide whether to use 3D printing or injection molding for your project, you've come to the right place. We will cover what these technologies are, along with their pros and cons, so that you can better decide which is suitable for…
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3D Printing In-House vs. Outsourcing: A Complete Guide
Posted by connektllc on Jun 8, 2021
As a business, you need to find options and solutions that cater to you and your clients' needs. When it comes to 3D printing and whether you should outsource the job or have in-house operations, It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. You need…
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3 Industrial Applications Of Engineering Design
Posted by connektllc on Jun 7, 2021
In a world where computers and rapidly evolving technology have changed everything, industries are scrambling to find newer and better ways to cut costs and become more efficient. The introduction of engineering design has definitely made it a lot easier for companies and industries…
How To Choose The Right Rapid Prototyping Process?
Posted by connektllc on Jun 4, 2021
When it comes rapid prototyping process, there are many options for you to choose from. From Computer Numerically Controlled machining (CNC) to injection molding, all these techniques and procedures have their pros and cons. But before you get ahead of yourself, there are some…
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The Benefits of 3D Printing For Automotive Manufactures
Posted by connektllc on Jun 3, 2021
Also referred to as ‘additive manufacturing’, 3D printing has come a long way since it emerged four decades ago. While the technology was originally intended to be a tool for RP (Rapid Prototyping), it now covers a diverse array of industrial applications. The technology’s…
What Is Rapid Prototyping: A Brief Guide
Posted by connektllc on Jun 2, 2021
The major problem with conventional forms of production was the amount of time taken. Procedures like CNC machining and plastic injection molding, as capable as they were, took up a lot of time. Solutions based on additive manufacturing came into existence, which were first…
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An Introduction To Engineering Design
Posted by connektllc on Jun 1, 2021
With the rising demand and need for efficient and effective products and production processes, manufacturers have turned to engineering design to better their projects and bring innovative ideas to the table. But what is engineering design? You may ask. In this blog, we break…
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The Fundamentals Of Electronic Packaging Design
Posted by connektllc on May 31, 2021
Electronic products are quite fragile and require product packaging that protects them from extreme temperatures, damages, electrostatic discharge, and reduces high-frequency noise emission. Electronics packaging design refers to the production and enclosures of electronic devices from their tiny chips to entire systems. Designing these…
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What Is Finite Element Analysis And How Does It Work?
Posted by connektllc on May 28, 2021
The constant need to perfect products and designs has led engineers, designers, and manufacturers to utilize simulations and product analysis to deliver satisfactory products and solutions to their clients and customers. Finite Element Analysis and consultation services have made the process a whole lot…
3D Printing Vs. Rapid Prototyping: Which Is Better?
Posted by connektllc on May 27, 2021
With industries and manufacturers always looking to up their production game, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency, newer and better manufacturing processes are quickly taking over. Traditional production and development methods are pushed aside by techniques like 3D printing and rapid prototyping. In this blog,…
Rapid Prototyping: Application and Benefits
Posted by connektllc on May 26, 2021
In a world where technology is constantly and quickly changing, you need to find ways to get a competitive edge over your rivals. Finding better and newer ways to produce and design your ideas helps further innovation. Rapid prototyping has emerged as an effective…
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3D Printing And Thermoplastics
Posted by connektllc on May 25, 2021
Before the advent of 3D printing technology, manufacturing companies had no option but to trade design freedom in return for manufacturability. A good design that can’t be brought to life is, after all, useless, right? But as 3D printing and materials technology continues to…
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3 Best Ways of Making Plastic Prototypes
Posted by connektllc on May 24, 2021
When it comes to tooling for plastic injection molding, manufacturing companies who require a plastic prototype, or a few components for prototype testing and evaluation, often faces a number of formidable challenges. The cost is, of course, one of them. It can easily run…
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3 Major Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on May 21, 2021
An extremely popular and versatile plastic parts production technique, plastic injection molding offers a multitude of advantages over other plastic molding methods. In addition to being significantly more efficient, the process is also simpler and much more reliable. Over the course of this blog…
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Why Prototyping Is Critical In Product Development
Posted by connektllc on May 20, 2021
If you own or have ever worked for a manufacturing company, you’re probably familiar with the term ‘prototyping’. Perhaps, you even know what the process of prototyping involves, and how to make the most of it. However, not everyone fully understands just how critical…
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3D Printing: How It Has Revolutionized Design & Engineering
Posted by connektllc on May 19, 2021
It’s safe to say that the advent and evolution of 3D printing technology has changed the way organziations manufacture and design their products. Besides significantly decreasing costs and enhancing design thinking principles such as part consolidation and latticing, 3D printing has led to huge…
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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on May 10, 2021
In today’s design process, FEA (Finite Element Analysis) serves as a vital analysis tool. In the last decade or so, it has become the go-to method when it comes to testing, interrogating, and perfecting design before the physical prototyping stage. Recent advancements in computer…
Connekt, LLC Now Offers a New 3D Printing Service
Posted by connektllc on Mar 15, 2020
With the addition of the new Fusion3 F410 3D printer we are able to validate your designs form, fit and function in hours, not days. Whether you need prototypes or production parts, we can make them for you in as fast as a day.…
Connekt, LLC Designs Revolutionary New All Glass Blind Spot Mirror for BMW’s
Posted by connektllc on Mar 13, 2020
Connekt first started conceptualizing the new product idea in November 2019. Andy Steinman, Founder and CEO of NEXTGEN said “Connekt played a vital role in the design, Prototyping and manufacturing of our product. In a matter of months, they helped us take our concept…
Connekt, LLC Designs New Universal Mask to Minimize the Risk of Contracting COVID-19
Posted by connektllc on Mar 13, 2020
Connekt is working with a Northern California based Company, DeNova Technology, to develop a mask that will conform toevery face profile for every man, woman or child to combat the Coronavirus. CEO of DeNova says “Scott’s brilliant suggestion tomanufacture the proprietary seal, with VHB…
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Easy and Unique Design Comes with a Touch of 2D or 3D CAD Designing
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
Computer Aided creative design means a design which is developed with an optimization of product that can be made with the help of a computer. It consists of engineering details and will reduce the product cost along with the design cycle. It also makes…
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The Actual Understanding of Software Development Makes you Authentic in Design
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
From time to time, most of the students have to face problem regarding their course in computer education and surely they do not make the difference between software development and data analyst during the time of career selection. Most of the time, they have…
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3D Scan Having a Number of Benefits Makes your Unit Effective
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
3D scanning is an important process that has proved as the beneficial way to capture the accurate measurements and to give a perfect shape on each and every object. It is one kind of technological process that has eased the process of production in…
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Manufacturing Designing and Assembling Designing Make Unit Profitable
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
In a manufacturing unit, the first and foremost thing is to reduce product cost with some planning or designing like mechanical engineering designing which comes generally by introducing some of the machines or components. These parts or components take care of different factors along…
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Manufacturing Unit Comes Effective with Engineering Services
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
Now the time when people like to do be depended on themselves on ownself initiative professional works as a manufacturing unit and they need to do a lot of works from setting up a unit to procuring the goods produced in the manufacturing unit.…
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Some Basic Classification & Fundamental Theory of Mechanical Engineering
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
The mechanical engineer is the structure, which discipline applies the standards of designing, physical science and materials science for the plan, examination, assembling, and upkeep of mechanical frameworks. It is the part of a building that includes the structure, generation and task of hardware.…
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Design Utilization with Computer Aided Design System
Posted by connektllc on Apr 2, 2019
Computer Aided Design, or Computer-supported plan and drafting (CADD), is the use of PC development for plan and plan documentation. CAD helped configuration programming replaces manual drafting with an automated method. If you work in the structure, MEP or fundamental building fields, you have…
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Essential Parts of Mechanical Engineering
Posted by connektllc on Aug 28, 2018
Mechanical engineering is about the universe of mechanics and its applications. On the off chance that you are in the mechanical engineering field are searching for best sites and discussions for mechanical specialists where you can discover everything from rudiments of mechanical designing to…
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Software Development is The Subconscious Activity of Human Brain
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
Programming designing is a building branch related with improvement of programming item utilizing all around characterized logical standards, techniques and strategies. The result of programming building is an effective and dependable programming item. What is the Correct Aphorism of Product Design? Normally programming specialists,…
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Electrical Business Make Your Business Profitable
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
If you are determined to set up a factory regarding the production of heavy machinery or some parts of car, then you need to build up some of essential technical or electrical setting as the perfect set up of electrical setting will give benefit…
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Injection Molding for Rubber & Plastic
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
Injection moulding is a procedure for delivering parts by infusing liquid material into a form. Injection moulding can be performed with a large group of materials for the most part including metals, (for which the procedure is called kick the bucket throwing), glasses, elastomers,…
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Reverse engineering services make your manufacturing unit active
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
If you are planning to set up a manufacturing company in your business attitude, then you need to do some of the works from a process of documents to engineering services either electrical or mechanical. To build up an office, you needed to process…
REVIEWS
Anthony Schoensee & Justine Coyle,
Owners of Sierra Moonshine, Grass Valley, CA
"We cannot quantify the value of calling Scott Raitt at Connekt LLC to turn our Pro Brewers Siphon dream into a reality. He was extremely professional and fun to work with in every stage of development from our initial meeting, through prototyping all the way to receiving first articles from our manufacturer. He cared for our project like it was his own and was instrumental in securing the best pricing for our product! Calling Scott will be one of the best choices you make, hands down! And I mean every word brother, you're the best my good man!"
Rosanna Radding
Owner, One Hand Can, LLC, Grass Valley, CA
"I came to Scott with a prototype in hand, a few design tweaks in mind and with the need for drawings suitable to put my project out to bid. In spite of the fact my project was quite small, Scott took it on with enthusiasm and professionalism. He listened carefully to the design changes I desired and came up with simple, cost effective solutions. Subsequent to completing the necessary drawing, Scott put my project out to bid to more than a dozen manufacturers both foreign and domestic from whom I chose one I have successfully worked with ever since. I would recommend Scott Raitt and his company, Connekt, LLC to anyone in need of a full-service mechanical engineering company."
Derrick Linyh
Singapore
"Scott demonstrates high professionalism in both his work and attitude in the project. He answered all our queries, and always reply to us promptly. If you are like us who lack the knowledge and need someone who is trustworthy who can assist you in your project, Scott is definitely the one to go to. He will not just go silent on you or just brush you off by avoiding your queries. Communication is perfect. In fact, from him, we learned how some requests seemed small to us but will take hours to do. Very good education for us too, to understand the work involved. 101% highly recommended! Extremely reliable! Will hire again."
Nicholas Webb
Partner, Lassen Scientific, Inc., Redding, CA
"Over the past 25 years, I've had the occasion to work with many engineers while launching over 600 products, in various technologies, to the market. Scott has been a tremendous asset while assisting us in the developing cost-effective quality products on time and on the budget. We are looking forward to working with him on many new projects in the near future." 
Ryan Welch
President, Bear Busters, Lake Tahoe, NV
"I had hit a wall on my design and production of my electric bear mat. Once I found Scott with Connekt, LLC, all of this changed. He quickly came out with a new design that streamlined the appearance and production of my very unique product. Scott connected me with business's overseas and locally to create my product in a professional and affordable way. He also cut my production time in half, created a more effective product and best of all my production cost is the same as before."

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Great question! To get a free estimate to make a prototype, contact us to schedule a free consultation with a lead engineer. We will build a customized strategy that will include an estimate for the cost to deliver a prototype to you that meets your individual needs.

As a cornerstone value of our company, every conversation you have with us is guaranteed confidential. We understand you may be interested in signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with us prior to discussing the finer details about your project for peace of mind. You may request a signed NDA by contacting us through our web form or calling us at (530) 446-3381. One of our team members will be happy to assist you.

The only thing you need to start a project is an idea. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a lead engineer to discuss your specific project needs in finer detail. Any previous work and project resources (including paper napkin sketches) are always helpful to better understand the scope of the product. Finally, if you need help to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) we will put you in contact with one of our Patent Attorneys.