How design a product with an idea?

May 12, 2023

We talk about how to custom new products before, if you are a beginner for custom mold, you may need some help, to design a product with an idea, you need to follow some basic steps, such as:

· Define your core concept: 

You need to have a clear and concise statement of what your product is, what problem it solves, and who it is for. This will help you communicate your idea to others and guide your design decisions.

· Document your idea: 

You need to write down your idea in detail, including the features, benefits, and requirements of your product. You should also sketch or draw your idea to visualize it better. This will help you protect your intellectual property and track your progress.

· Check for patents: 

You need to research if your idea or something similar already exists and has been patented by someone else. You can use the United States Patent and Trademark Office website or other online databases to search for patents. This will help you avoid infringing on someone else’s rights and find out your competition.

· Research the market

You need to validate your idea by finding out if there is a demand and a market for your product. You can use various methods to conduct market research, such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, or online tools. This will help you understand your target customers, their needs and preferences, and the market trends and opportunities.

· Make a prototype: 

You need to create a physical or digital model of your product that demonstrates its functionality and appearance. You can use different techniques to make a prototype, such as 3D printing, CNC machining, or household items. This will help you test and improve your product design and get feedback from potential users.

· Consider filing a patent: 

You need to protect your product idea from being copied or stolen by others. You can apply for a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or other agencies. This will give you the exclusive right to make, use, or sell your product for a certain period of time.

These are some of the general steps to design a product with an idea. However, depending on your specific product and situation, you may need to adjust or add some steps. For example, you may need to do more research and development before making a prototype, or you may need to find investors or partners to fund and support your product launch. Therefore, it is important to consult with experts and professionals in the field of product design and development to ensure the success of your project.


If you are looking for a manufacturer, to bring your first or numerous idea into reality, welcome to contact with us. Yongli is a manufacturer for silicone and plastic products, we are mainly in kitchen & dinning industrial, there are silicone utensil, mat, gloves, molds, folding items, etc. We have R & D department and to creat new concept of products into real life, and 3 engineers provide their decades experience in helping you out.

For more items, feel free to check in our website by click here, and if you are planning to make a new items, contact us to get more support.

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