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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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HSN | Good Housekeeping

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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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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MUD base tooling reduces up-front tooling investment

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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Vertical (VerTEKal) Integration is New Standard for Manufacturing

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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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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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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Product Design, Manufacturing and Launching Quickly the Foundation of Success at BeraTek Industries

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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