Invention engineering services includes a wide range of services that have to do with the creation of new ideas and inventions. These might include development of new materials and formulations, testing and validation of these new creations, and even commercialization of the invention once it has been created. As these services are needed throughout the entire innovation process, it helps to understand the basics of what is involved. This article will take a look at a couple of things that go into this process, as well as some things you can do on your own if you are considering going through this process for your own invention.
One of the first steps in invention engineering services involves testing. It is important to check that all parts of the present invention are working correctly. Parts that may need fixing include; electronic circuits, pumps, motors, batteries, wires and other pieces. To test these items you will have to use various tests such as bending, heating and applying pressure, electrical stimulation and various other things. When testing is complete, you should have enough evidence to show that your invention works correctly. The testing phase can be very expensive, so it is important to keep an accurate eye on costs throughout the testing process.
After the testing phase has been completed, you will need to find a way to protect your invention from harm. Typically this is accomplished by fixing any damages to the invention in some way. Common ways to fix defects include sealing the polyvinyl acetate or vinyl acetate-ethylene sheets that cover the invention’s body. Sealing these sheets will help prevent moisture and oxygen from getting to the actual materials inside of the invention.
Other ways of checking for damage and maintaining the overall integrity of the invention can be achieved by using a method of testing called drift testing. This method inspects the overall state of the patent, while it is still under development. This is commonly used when the invention is still considered an abstract or a patent application. A drift tester will examine the state of the present invention in real time and take corrective measures as needed.
One of the most common forms of fixing is called the drift fix. This type of process uses two or more test samples to check the overall stability and strength of the present invention. Two different samples are laid on top of each other and the weight of the samples is simultaneously added. As the samples move in the sand, their weight becomes constant and this allows the inventor to check if the invention has moved towards, or away from, the set target.
The alternative to this method is to use a different type of tester, one that does not use the dry weight. This tester will use an electrically charged water marker which will chemically react with the polyvinyl acetate layer of the original material. Once the reaction occurs, it will be evident that the addition of the new ingredient has caused the stability of the new material to alter.
To test for stability, several different amounts of the ingredient will be poured into the sand, then the samples will be monitored over time for any changes. If the amount of change is observed, then the addition of the new ingredient will need to be adjusted accordingly. Usually, this adjustment will be done using a vinyl acetate-ethylene tap water mixture.
If the addition of the new ingredient does not affect the fountain height, then the material will be stable. However, if a marked change in the size or shape of the fountain occurs, it may be time to consider the potential effects of instability. A more accurate measurement of stability is by taking the actual weight of the material with the virtual water weight of the tap water. A good inventor should make sure to take these measurements and use them to help determine whether the material is ideal for his or her invention.