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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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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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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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4 Reasons Why You Should Choose BeraTek Industries

There are many options to meet your design, manufacturing, and distributing needs so why should you choose BeraTek Industries? Lots of reasons, but mainly because we build strong relationships with our customers and have a unique and efficient process to get you from idea to product. VerTEKally Integrated BeraTek Industries has developed a vertically integrated...
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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 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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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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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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3D Printing and How It’s Shaping the Future of Product Design

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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