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Local Company’s Products Featured on TODAY Show’s Tailgating Gadgets Segment with Kathie Lee & Hoda

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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7 Steps to Turn Your Idea into a Product and Start Selling Online

7 Steps to Turn Your Idea into a Product and Start Selling Online Product Design – Get a 3D CAD Design of your IDEA. The most cost-effective way to do this is to have an experienced product designer/engineer design your product with manufacturing in mind. Designing your product for manufacturing up front will save you...
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Revolutionary Beer Paddle Designed and Manufactured in USA

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 to...
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BeraTek Industries Joins Operation Build’s: Labor of Love a Ronald McDonald House Makeover

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia., August 13, 2015, – BeraTek Industries is proud to participate in the upcoming series of Operation Build: Labor of Love a Ronald McDonald House Makeover, produced by InSight Productions. The four-part series begins airing August 22 at 7:30am PT/ET on the History Channel. BeraTek Industries is a product design and manufacturing company...
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Prototyping: 3 Simple Questions You Should Always Ask

Why Prototype? It’s no secret, the most important piece of the product development cycle is a buttoned-up CAD model designed for manufacturing. However, prototyping plays a vital role in arriving at the manufacturable design. Product design is truly an R&D process. You design something you think will work, test it, iterate and repeat. With the...
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Top 5 Considerations When Designing a Part for Injection Molding

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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Top 6 Reasons Why to Choose Plastic Injection Molding

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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5 Things to Know About Industrial Design

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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5 Characteristics of Bad Product Design

Product design, like anything, can be done well and it can be done poorly. If done well, a product has the potential to be used daily and loved by many consumers. Ideally, every product in the world would be a “perfect” design; however, nothing is perfect, and no product is without flaw. Below are 5 characteristics...
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