You’ve invented a new product. You’ve started to think about the design process. However, one other thing you should take into consideration from the very start is how you will manufacture your product. This can have an influence on the entirety of the production process, so it’s intrinsic to the creation of your design.
Do some research on the different kinds of manufacturing processes that exist. This will help to give you a head start and you will be going into the process with some ideas in mind. This is especially beneficial if you are trying to keep costs down, as you can alter the design to make sure you can produce it in a cost-effective way.
The only way you can really ensure you will find the right manufacturing process is to work with a professional. Many design consultants will also be able to advise you on manufacturing, and they might even be able to manufacture tools on site for you. Begin talking to some consultants and see what they’re able to offer you.