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Gjenge Makers: Plastic Bricks Stronger Than Concrete

Gjenge Makers: Plastic Bricks Stronger Than Concrete

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2021

What’s stronger than concrete bricks? Plastic bricks! We’re not talking about Lego here. This plastic brick invention design comes from Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers. Astoundingly, these plastic building materials are up... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 19, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Laser Cutting?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Laser Cutting?

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2021

While it may sound futuristic, laser cutting has been around since the 1960s! The first use of this technology was to drill holes in diamond dies. Laser cutters are a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 8, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: How to Get Your Invention to Market

Kevin Mako Featured in Forbes: How to Get Your Invention to Market

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2021

Kevin was recently invited to make his fourth appearance on the world-renown business magazine, Forbes. Not an easy feat considering the prestige of this platform. In his newest article, he’s... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 26, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021

Here’s something you need to know. This blog is about tooling help for inventors in Austin. Tooling, have you heard of it? This term is thrown around casually in our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021
Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021

Earlier in the year, Kevin Mako, our President and Founder, was invited to be a speaker at OPN’s Founders Funding Couch. What a great show it was! In our recap... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Rotomolding?

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021

If you’re looking for rotomolding help for inventors, you’re at the right place. Rotomolding is short for rotational molding. It’s a thermoplastic manufacturing process that normally involves enclosing powdered plastic... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 22, 2021
How to Build Sustainable Prototypes

How to Build Sustainable Prototypes

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2020

Climate change continues to be a pressing issue for our world today and sustainable products are quickly becoming a consumer expectation. To help, our Toronto invention design firm compiled a list... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 12, 2020
Mako Design’s Highlights from the Design 2 Part Expo!

Mako Design’s Highlights from the Design 2 Part Expo!

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2020

One of Mako Designs’ biggest passions is attending and being part of tradeshow and exhibitions all around the world! We take our love for product design and manufacturing seriously, which... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 10, 2020
5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

5 Pain Points Invention Makers Have & How to Power Through Them

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019

For most invention makers, coming up with the concept is easy after they’ve had their ‘Eureka’ moment; the hard part is what to do afterward. With our 10 years of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 2, 2019
Five Things To Think About When It Comes to Product Packaging

Five Things To Think About When It Comes to Product Packaging

Mako Design + Invent
August 2, 2018

Designing an innovative product is one thing, but figuring out how to package it for your customers is another. Packaging plays an important role in your product and product design,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 2, 2018
Five Tips for Manufacturing in China from MAKO’s Senior Product Strategist

Five Tips for Manufacturing in China from MAKO’s Senior Product Strategist

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2018

If you’re manufacturing inventions, it’s a common practice to find a Chinese manufacturer that already makes similar products. Working with China can be faster and less expensive than working locally.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 29, 2018
Materials Review: A New Kind of Metal Grown in Tanks

Materials Review: A New Kind of Metal Grown in Tanks

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2018

A new kind of metal that is grown in tanks just might change the way we build forever. Coming from a company based in Seattle called Modumetal, this new type... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 8, 2018
Factors That Affect Your Manufacturing Design

Factors That Affect Your Manufacturing Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018

Manufacturing is a key factor in the success of your product, and the success of manufacturing comes back down to every stage of your consumer electronics design. Your design will... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 19, 2018
Overseas or Local: How to Find a Great Manufacturer

Overseas or Local: How to Find a Great Manufacturer

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017

When trying to find the perfect manufacturer for your invention development, there’s a lot of things you need to take into consideration. For starters, you need to determine the type... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 5, 2017