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As an industrial designer, 3D printers play an integral part in how I design products. Since my college education involved working with 3D printers, it’s no surprise that I quickly became the primary 3D printer operator at BeraTek Industries. 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing,” can be simply defined as, “a process in which successive layers...
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BeraTek founder Gerald Beranek did a happy dance when he received a call from co-founder Ben McDougal inquiring about BeraTek’s manufacturing capabilities and design services. FliteBrite was seeking a budget friendly injection molding house and wanted to work with a local company to manufacture their beer flight paddle. A beer lover himself, Beranek was pleased...
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BeraTek Industries is paving the road to a new standard in manufacturing. As a product design and manufacturing company, BeraTek’s strategy is to offer all services under one roof and to increase speed to market for new products. It is our goal to help companies reduce the risk of manufacturing and launching new products by...
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Until recently, the field of industrial design has been at work, unbeknownst to the general population. When I say I am an industrial designer, most people will admit they don’t know what that is, or will ask if I design things like factories or machines. My short response being that I design the products which...
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As the Director of Biz Dev at BeraTek, I get this question quite a bit. A potential client has a sweet sketch of a great idea and needs to start understanding the process of taking that sketch through design and on to prototyping. Let’s discuss the general path we take you down at BeraTek and...
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Injection Molding is an excellent option for mass producing a product. To reduce potential risks of failure and incurring additional costs it is important to ensure your product is designed to run as cost-effectively as possible. Lack of designing for manufacturing can cause any number of issues, such as delays in expensive mold modifications, manufacturing delays, poor part quality and...
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In order to effectively explain MUD (Master Unit Die) base tooling, I must first explain tooling options on either end of the cost spectrum so you can better understand MUD base tooling’s place in the middle. Prototype Hand Tooling Prototype hand tooling is by far the most cost-effective means of injection molding a part. This option often comes...
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My name is Gerald Beranek and I’m the founder of BeraTek Industries. I’m known by my colleagues as a problem solver and an ideas man. As an entrepreneur, I have firsthand experience about the cost and time necessary to bring a product idea to market. In January 2015, I opened the doors of BeraTek Industries,...
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Plastic injection molding is an established and widely used manufacturing process. Take a look around you…a majority of the objects you see were most likely injection molded. As the founder of a manufacturing company, I often get asked the question, why Plastic Injection Molding? Here are the top 6 reasons I recommend plastic injection molding:...
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BeraTek’s Hold & Go Slow Cooker and Magnetic Crock Skins featured on segment “10 gadgets to kick your tailgating party into the end zone” with Kathie Lee & Hoda. CEDAR RAPIDS, IA– Kathie Lee and Hoda featured “Tailgating Tech,” including the ultra-portable single handle Hold & Go Slow Cooker and Magnetic Crock Skins, made by...
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