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Inventors Association of St. Louis (IASL)
PO Box 410111
St. Louis, MO   63141
Tel: 314-432-1291
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Contact: Robert Scheinkman, CC&BW
E-mail: President@inventorsconnection.org
Web Page: eweb.slu.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=219

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-- “We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time — of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances — of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remember it!”
— Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

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-- The long awaited video from the Inventors Society of South Florida's Annual EXPO “Resources 2013" is now accessible: www.inventorssociety.net

The show was a huge success and the video turned out great!
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From: Charles McCloskey
Subject: opportunity for serious software
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:12 PM

Autodesk, Inc., maker of Autocad - the premiere CAD software in the world - has a program for greatly discounted software. The software includes an inventor module.

Take a look at usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=14981616

"The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports early-stage clean technology companies by providing design and engineering software that accelerates their development of solutions to the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Clean tech companies in North America and Europe who can benefit from Autodesk solutions for Digital Prototyping are invited to apply to the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program which provides up to $150,000* worth of software for only $50."

Sincerely,

Chuck

Charles C. McCloskey, LLC
www.mccloskeypatentlaw.com
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-- Video demos of 3D printing technology. Very useful for making a functioning prototype. --

-- 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

-- This video shows and describes the operation of the Z-corp 3D printer. It "printed" a fully functioning rotary ball bearing for $1.74 in a few minutes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7h09dTVkdw

-- The following video shows a crescent wrench being scanned and then "printed" as a functioning duplicate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboxMsSz5Aw

-- There are more videos like this when you go to the YouTube page.
From: ICGC@aol.com
Subject: Video demos of 3D printing technology.
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 3:22 PM

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02/21/2013
My name is Brian Keast and I've recently opened a new business
called, "I Draw Dreams." It's a computer aided design (CAD) based
company. I can make a 3D virtual model of a part, assembly, fabrication
project or invention, that will then store information in the model itself.
This information can be extracted in the form of files for manufacturing
or for drawings in pursuit of a patent.

I help inventors, fabricators, and designers.

I too am an inventor and am pursuing my own designs. I understand
that confidentiality is of the utmost importance. I am simply here to
supply drawings, manufacturing files, or 3D model renderings for you
to pursue your project.

If you are interested in learning more or think you may consider using
my services, please visit my website: www.idrawdreams.com
or feel free to call (541) 588-0661

If you already have someone who does this type of work for you,
please disregard this letter, as it is not my intention to push
someone out of a job.

Thank you for your time and consideration

Sincerely,

Brian M Keast

www.idrawdreams.com
idrawdreams@gmail.com
(541)588-0661

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To: President@inventorsconnection.org
From: Tony Melvin
Subject: additive manufacturing
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:19 AM
Attachment: may 2011.pptx (588KB)

 Thanks for taking the time to read this e-mail. We are a custom injection molder and we supply many different types of services to support production environments. We also have been supplying 3D printed parts to customers as well as first time users. Some call it additive manufacturing for prototypes.

I thought that 3D printing (plastic part) may be a good fit for inventors to prove a concept or assist them with their ideas by having a model in front of them. I have attached a power point that briefly describes our machine and our service.

Please get back to me if we can be of any further assistance or to help describe our process.

Tony Melvin
Engineering Manager
First American Plastic Molding Ent.
810 Progressive Lane
South Beloit, IL 61080
815-624-8538
815-624-8572 (Fax. #)
tony.melvin@firstamericanplastic.com
www.firstamericanplastic.com

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-- Here's an Excellent Hint: -
-- If you need assistance in creating a physical prototype, mechanical or electrical, call on Amy Druhe Sonderman at Florissant Valley Community College - 314-513-4307 - or Gwain Marron, Computer Numerical Control Professional -- Tell Amy that the IASL recommended that you see her.

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-- Contact Dave McGuire -- He lives in Jerseyville, Illinois, and works both sides of the river. Will come into St. Louis twice a week and will meet you almost anywhere. Creates 3-Dimentional Computer Drawings @ $49.50 hr. Your animated prototype/model can be shown on a computer instead of you're using a solid costly prototype. Was recommended by Kevin Klug, Patent Attorney.
-- Home Phone #618-806-6407
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-- PRODUCT COACH:/ Resources to find a contract manufacturer, original equipment manufacturer, textile manufacturer, plastics manufacturer, computer aided manufacturing, assembly and fabricating, china manufacturing" --

-- "Guru's Lair: Don Lancaster's Resource InfoPacks page" --

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- BY SOMEONE ELSE"
--> > Article by Paul Niemann of MarketLaunchers.com

-- On financial guru Dave Ramsey’s radio talk show the other night, a caller asked him how to raise the $8,000 that he needs for a mold for his new invention. Dave, being the financial guru that he is, offered the following advice, which you may have heard before and which is excellent …

-- “Since your product will be sold to retailers at $18 per unit, offer it to them at $8 per unit if they buy 1,000 units and pay you upfront.”

-- Pretty smart advice, if you ask me. Plus, there’s another benefit of doing this: It shows you whether or not you can sell the item. If you cannot sell it at a 55% discount ($10 / $18 = 55%), then you cannot sell it, period.

-- If you can’t sell it, then this kind of market research may save you from wasting money on a mold, in addition to other expenses that would come your way.

-- As advertising consultant Mike Blinder says, “If you’re going to fail, then ‘Fail fast, Fail cheap!’”

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Paul Niemann runs MarketLaunchers.com, building websites for inventors. He can be reached at niemann7@aol.com or at (217) 224-8194
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All about stereolithography and plastic injection molding

By Jack Lander of www.Inventor-mentor.com

When Sara Blakely invented the outrageously successful Spanx®, she started by cutting the lower legs and feet out of her pantyhose. Once she had worked out additional features, she went to a seamstress to create the second proof-of-concept version.

The inventor of De-Fuzz It – a product that has been successfully sold for years – noticed that when he leaned against a brick wall, the fuzz on his sweater came off, leaving his sweater looking like new. He spread glue and sprinkled aluminum oxide crystals on a piece of scrap fabric, and stapled it to a piece of wood. His crude prototype recreated the effect of the brick wall, and the rest is history.

The point is that a first prototype, even though relatively crude, can be very informative. Second generation prototypes get us closer to the goal of the looks-like/works-like (the final product) goal.

Now, let’s move on to a more functional prototype. Most long-lasting products are made from plastic, steel, aluminum, or zinc-alloy. (As we suggested last issue, hire an industrial designer if you are completely baffled by how, and of what material, your eventual product will be made. It’s important that your final prototype closely resemble the product it represents if possible.) Since each of the materials has its own special way of prototyping, we’ll deal with them individually. We’ll start with plastics.

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The vast majority of plastic products are produced by injection molding. An injection molding machine, essentially, is a big squirt gun. Plastic pellets are heated until melted, and the molten plastic is injected into a mold, where it cools and “freezes” back to a solid. When sufficiently cooled, the mold is opened, and the part or parts are ejected. The time required to close the mold, inject the plastic, cool it, open the mold, and eject the part is referred to a “cycle time.”

Molds may have more than one cavity, which is the chamber that forms the part. A four-cavity mold, for example, will make four parts in one cycle.

To faithfully prototype a part that will eventually be injection molded, we can use one of two basic processes: machine the part from solid plastic or “build” the part, layer by layer, with a process that goes by the exotic name of stereolithography, abbreviated “SLA” for some strange reason. Here’s how it works: First, you need a solid-model (also known as a “3-D”) drawing made by CAD (computer aided design). Draftspersons are found under “Draftsmen” in the yellow pages, or on the Internet by entering “CAD draftsman” plus your state.

The objective of your CAD solid model drawing is to obtain a printed drawing and a digital file that can be used to drive the automated SLA machinery. The file can be transmitted via e-mail, or retrieved on a CD, and sent to the SLA service provider found on www.jobshop.com, in your yellow pages, or on the Internet under “Stereolithography,” plus your area.

The SLA vendor will modify your file so that it will “slice” your drawing into hundreds of layers about the thickness of two human hairs. This slicing is strictly digital manipulation, not something you can see, or will reproduce as a drawing.

The SLA machine will be driven by the modified file. The machine consists of a vat of liquid plastic that is hardened by an ultraviolet laser beam, layer by layer until your complete three-dimensional model is constructed. The model, or prototype, will look exactly like your solid model as drawn.

Machining from solid plastic can also be driven by the CAD file using a five-axis milling machine found in many machine shops. The choice between SLA and machining is based mainly on cost. The more complex the part, the more likely you’ll find SLA to be the less expensive of the two options.

The SLA process can produce your parts from several kinds of plastic – some delicate, and some tough. Expect the cost to be around $100 to $200 non-recurring to modify your CAD file, and from $100 to $500 to make the part. If you need to produce a number of parts – let’s say 50 – you should consider making a silicone rubber mold using your first SLA prototype as a “master” pattern. You can then cast a variety of plastics ranging from soft rubber to clear, acrylic-like hard plastic.

A few other processes that are similar to SLA will be found at many SLA vendors. These variations of the SLA theme may be less expensive than SLA, and create acceptable parts. Ask about options.

Until next time . . .

Best wishes, Jack Lander www.Inventor-Mentor.com

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Jack Lander is a mentor to inventors, as well as a seasoned inventor with 13 patents and always working on more. His most commercially successful patents are assigned to U.S. Surgical Corporation. Jack served as President of the United Inventors Association and is presently the Vice President of the Yankee Invention Exposition. He has been a feature columnist in Inventors' Digest magazine for the past 14 years writing the "Lander Zone." He is a published author of "How to Finance Your Invention or Great Idea," "All I Need Is Money," and more than 50 special reports for inventors. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you, and his newest book is entitled: Marketing Your Invention: a complete guide to licensing, and to marketing and selling your invention. His web site is www.inventor-mentor.com

-- -- Prototype Engineer --

-- There is a mechanical engineer available to assist you with designing and building of your own prototypes. He has direct experience. Is currently working for a company that builds prototypes and is offering this assistance as a side job so is likely to be the least expensive to you. He will provide a signed non-disclosure agreement to protect your ideas. He will provide a working prototype and complete design documentation, including a 3d model, 2d drawings for all parts involved and assembly drawings.

-- The majority of contract payment is usually not due until after the prototype has been completed, but it may depend upon your situation. Hourly rate depends on the work, but estimated at from $20 $30/hour, intending not to charge most people until after completing the work. The exception is if there would be high construction costs of a particular prototype. References can be provided.

-- Please call and ask for Jason..
-- (Mention that the IASL sent you.)
-- You will find him in Moscow Mills, MO 63362
-- Phone 636-366-9246
-- E-mail: jaybird11779@gmail.com

From: genesistoolcompany
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 9:31 AM
To: inventors_council@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Inventors Council] Custom Machining

I am a toolmaker with over 25 years of machining experience in Plastics, Aluminum, and Steels. I would be happy to quote any machining job you have. Lathe work/Turning(bearings, bushings, shafts, etc..) is my specialty, but milling is no problem. Please send me any prints/sketches/ or descriptions of what you need. Include material, quantities, dimensions, tolerances, and time frame. I'll reply with a quote and delivery. I can modify your parts, create duplicates, or fabricate prototypes for you. Payments to be made through Paypal or Money Orders. I have hundreds of satisfied repeat customers through this Internet machining service. I will ship your parts via USPS or UPS. Work commences once I receive your payment. If your project or part is just too small for your local tool shop, I am your answer. One piece or one thousand, prototype to production, GENESIS is your company. Give us a try!
-- Genesis Tool Company 34275 Doreka Drive, Fraser, MI (586) 294-7976

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To: 'Inventors Association of St. Louis (IASL'
From: CEO Options
Subject: plastics resource for inventors
Date: Monday, July 21, 2008 6:58 AM

Good morning, my name is Lee Shawback, President and founder of C.E.O., "Creating Effective Options," located in Lake Geneva, WI.

After 14 years in the plastic injection molding industry, I became a entrepreneur and started C.E.O. - Prior to C.E.O., I worked at small, medium and large corporations, holding the following positions: process engineer, project engineer, sr. manufacturing engineer, tooling engineer, quality manager, director of operations, technical director, director of engineering and sales and vice president of engineering and quality. - I have been involved in the medical, automotive, electronics, banking, voting booth, construction, consumer, pharmaceutical, food service, restaurant and many more. - C.E.O. provides resources for design, prototyping, injection molding, sourcing, project management, consultation, tooling, assembly, decoration, quality systems management and quality systems maintenance. - I want to get my name out there as a potential resource for products that involve plastics. Any help or guidance in getting this done would be much appreciated. - If I can be of any help to your organization or your members please pass my info along to them.

Thanks,

Lee Shawback - 1-224-489-8908
ceooptions@aol.com
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To: dayjobIASL@webtv.net
From: Abamfg@aol.com
Subject: I CAN HELP
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:09 PM

Abacus Manufacturing

“You can count on Abacus!”

High Precision Machining of all Materials

Dear Mr. Scheinkman,

My name is Larry Chitur. I have been in the manufacturing industry for over 45 years. In that time, I have earned a journeyman’s card in tool & die making, injection mold design and building and a BSME. Over the years this has been applied to many varied industries including automotive, electronic, microwave communications, pharmaceuticals and nuclear and wind power. I was awarded my first patent in 1968 at 19 years of age. Since then, I have developed many products including the first lottery ticket scraper in California, a thermal transfer plate used in the manufacture of laptop computers and a device that contains no moving parts, draws only 0.5 amps of current and removes over 99% of all pollutants from wood smoke. I have been a senior member in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers since 1985. I have received awards such as commendation from General Electric Nuclear Power Division and a special achievement award from Alza Corporation for my contribution in developing the Transdermal Therapeutic System (TTS patch). This is a technology best known as the ‘smoking patch’ and seasickness patch.

I opened Abacus Manufacturing in 1994 in San Jose California, the heart of Silicon Valley and innovation. In operating this company, I have become very familiar with sourcing for labor, materials and hardware as well as quality procedures needed to successfully manufacture items from prototypes to production. Three years ago, my wife and I packed it all up and moved here to Wilmington North Carolina. I am now in a semi-retirement mode. With the time this affords me, I would like to offer my life’s experience to you and your members.

In my lifetime, I have been extremely effective reducing design to its simplest form possible and in finding the most cost effective methods of manufacture. I do this by using my experience in not only manufacturing processes, but tooling as well. If needed, I can design a tool that can, in many cases, increase hourly yield of production, therefore reduce overall price.

In summary, if an individual (or company) has a product from conceptual state to post patent stage, I can help with design issues and manufacturing from prototypes to full production. In my career, design time was charged at $120.00 per hour and manufacturing time was $80.00 per hour. As I have no proven track record as yet, I will ask only $50.00 per hour for all assistance, both design and manufacturing. Each project will be assessed and quoted individually. If the quote is acceptable, a small retainer will be required. Hours will be billed on a predetermined milestone basis with client approval.

Finally, my wife and I both believe that we must bring back jobs here in America. To this end, our CNC equipment is all made in Los Angeles and we both drive GM products. I will offer a 10% rebate to any client who has their product manufactured in the United States.

Sincerely, Larry Chitur

2725 Old Wrightsboro Road #5C
Wilmington North Carolina 28405

Voice: 910-254-4552 -- Fax 910-254-4553
E-Mail: abamfg@aol.com
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From: Abamfg@aol.com
Subject: NEW WEBSITE
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:59 PM

 Recently, I sent a rather long winded message outlining services that I am providing to your members. As of today, we have published our new web site. To keep our efforts separate from our corporate entity, we will be operating under the name 'Cape Fear Catalyst'. Our new E-mail address is: capefearcat@aol.com or
larry@capefearcat.com

Our URL is:
www.capefearcat.com

Of course you can still reach me at the address below. Thank you,

Larry Chitur
Abacus Manufacturing
2725 Old Wrightsboro Road # 5C
Wilmington NC 28405
910-254-4452 Fax 408-254-4453
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-- -- Thought of the day --

-- "Not to know is bad ~ Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable ~ Not to care is unforgivable..."

To: Abamfg@aol.com
From: Robert Scheinkman
Subject: Re: NEW WEBSITE
Larry Chitur - Larry

WHAT!! Did you call it "Cape Fear ?

You couldn't have? You shouldn't have.

You are like the guy who named his company "Athlete's Foot." - It's memorable, but disgusting, in my opinion. --> > http://www.theathletesfoot.com

Not in my right mind would I outrightly tell an Inventor to enter "Cape Fear". - I don't care if there is a Cape Fear as a point of land in North Carolina or anywhere else.

Do you think an Inventor is rational enough to think about your company's location? He wants an assurance. He wants to go to someone he can trust. That TRUST someone should be YOU. Not FEAR YOU.

Larry - Change it to "Cape Promise". Give the person something to look forward to... something promising... a promise of wealth, riches, good fortune and fame, when he is doing business with you.

Larry, I promise you in making this forward change, that you will then experience more business. You'll see.

Robert Scheinkman, President/Director & Mentor of Inventors Association of St. Louis

Go to:
http://www.inventorsconnection.org/Topics/42646.1140.html#CapePromise

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July 6, 2006
"WAREHOUSING/DISTRIBUTION

Special to July St. Louis Small Business Monthly

By Michael J. Cook

Every small business venture begins with the hope of the founder that today’s small business will grow into tomorrow’s bigger business. Often, that success happens sooner than the small business owner is prepared to deal with all the issues that inevitably arise – especially the issue of when it is time to outsource.

Outsource what, you say?

Even a sole proprietor probably outsources quite a few things from the start – legal and accounting services, printing and mailing, deliveries, etc. And if you are a manufacturer or if you distribute a product, even more outsourcing needs arise. The questions seem formidable and almost endless:

· Where will I store my inventory?
· How much space do I need (now, and six months or a year from now)?
· When is it time to rent warehouse space (or even buy/build it)?
· Who will take, and process orders for shipping?
· How will I get my product transported to my storage space, and shipped out to customers?
· Do I have to hire additional employees to accomplish all this?
· Will I have to buy equipment to handle large quantities of my product?
· What about security for my storage space?
· What about insurance for my inventory in storage?
· How will I pay for all this? Will I have to raise prices?

And the list goes on.

More and more small businesses, both start-up and well established, are discovering the numerous benefits of using a “3PL” (3rd Party Logistics) provider. Such a company, like Clark Logistic Services, can provide the answer to all the above questions and free up the small business owner’s time and resources to focus on marketing, manufacturing, research and sales, and remove all the worries about buildings and labor costs.

In our industry, we call it “One-Stop Shopping” for the small business owner – total supply chain management, warehousing, transportation, equipment, labor, the latest technology, with Web visibility for inventory accuracy and management, security, value-added services, seasonal overflow requirements – all with one telephone call.

Another way to look at it is to picture 3PL services as a cafeteria. You take only what you want from all the offerings, and you might take different items each time you go through the line. You pay only for what you take.

Perhaps it’s best explained through the example of one of our clients, Steve Leinenbach, president and CEO of a new, St. Louis-based company called Safety By Design. The company manufactures and sells security products for residential and small commercial applications; specifically, a keyless deadbolt lock. People can lock the deadbolt without a key when leaving their home.

Safety By Design developed, and now owns the patent on the product, sold as the Turner Keyless Lock. It is manufactured in China to Safety By Design’s specifications, and under its direct supervision.

Steve markets this product to homeowners, hardware stores, lumber yards, locksmiths, and even direct-to-consumer via television shopping channels. He uses Clark Logistics for virtually all his company’s logistical needs – importing, customs clearance, freight forwarding, warehousing, shipping, order fulfillment – everything from hundreds of containers to a single item shipped directly to a homeowner.

“A new company has to take care of cash flow,” says Steve.. “We outsource a good part of our total operations – information technology services, human resources services, marketing and public relations, and all our logistics from warehousing to order fulfillment.

“When you’re new, and a smaller company, you can look just like your larger competitors, thanks to the Internet. But you have to perform like them, too, and to do that you need lots of support from someone you can trust to do a good job – someone who understands that you’re new and have to try harder; someone who knows how to dot all the “I’s and cross all the “T’s”..

He says, “At this stage of our company’s development and growth, a 3PL makes good sense. I wouldn’t even consider bringing on employees of my own or trying to buy or build warehouse space. A 3PL is ideal for startups and newer companies.”

Flexibility is a key component of effective 3PL service. In a case like Steve’s, he may not know from one month to the next how much warehouse space he will need. With a 3PL like Clark Logistics, he can rent storage space month-to-month in whatever volume he needs. If he only needed to store four or six containers and could stack his product four or six containers high, he needs to rent only enough floor space to hold one container. We price our service on a flat fee for each container brought in, each container brought out, and the amount of floor storage each container takes.

The beauty of the whole system is that while a client is storing product with a 3PL, he receives all the services that go with that warehouse space – security, insurance, labor, equipment, and custom processing and order fulfillment. And, as we mentioned, the customer pays only for the services he uses, and he can change the level of service he needs from month to month.

If a business is seasonal, 3PL warehouse space is the perfect answer for fluctuations in inventory. Even some very large corporations operate this way – renting warehouse space to handle the overflow during seasonal peaks when their own space is insufficient to store the greater inventory. When inventories are down, the larger corporation can simply terminate the month-to-month contract with a 3PL.

Using a 3PL is a flexible, cost-efficient, customer-friendly solution to many of the tough questions a small business owner faces. Why worry about all those issues when, with one phone call, your worries are erased?

By Michael J. Cook, Vice President Clark Logistic Services (CLS)

Copyright © 2005 Clark Properties, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Union Seventy Center 5391 Brown Avenue St. Louis, MO 63120

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-- -- The Metcalf Group, Inc.
-- "Product Design | The Metcalfe Group" -- Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

E-Mail: Sept 27, 2005

My name is John M. I have worked as a Tool/Moldmaker for 13 years. I have built molds for GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Harley Davidson, GE, Boing, RollysRoyce, Moen, Berreta, etc. I am specialized in new production mold construction and design, Mold diagnostics and repair, 3-D Cam programming (Unigraphics, MasterCam, Powermill, Prospector, and Work NC,), 3-D Cad programming, fixturing and general tool making.

I would like to offer my services, advice, and consultations for anyone who might have a question, problem or may need a second professional opinion. (dont be scammed!)

What do I charge? Nothing for questions. If you want me to actually make you something then we can talk.
Sincerely,
with regards, John M
http://merzfeld2004@yahoo.com(JM)

-- "Automation Products - HMI, Logic Controllers" --

-->> "U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship" <<--
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To: dayjobiasl
From: King Mold
Subject: Injection Mold&Molding parts
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:05 AM

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is Sunny from B&H King Mold Ltd ShenZhen China. We are a professional Injection Mold&Molding parts maker.

There are about 100 machines in house. We made about 500 molds last year and 90% molds were exported to Europe, North American and others oversea. We are able to make small and simple molds, big and complex molds, we have made some insert molds, overmolds, two shot molds, gas assistant molds, unscrewing molds, hot runner molds and complex molds with many sliders driven by hydraulic cylinder. Also engaged in Printing, Painting Chrome, Plating, Assembling, Packaging, and Delivery.

Thank you for your time in advance. Your prompt attention will be highly appreciated!

Sincerely yours,

Sunny Xie/Marketing Engineer
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Business Development
B&H King Mold Limited
Tel: +86-755-89472535
Fax: +86-755-89472605
Email :sunny@king-mold.com
Skype: sunny.xie811
MSN: xiexia811@hotmail.com
Website:http://www.king-mold.com

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-- "Export Control Basics (Exporting 101)" --
-- This publication is designed to give people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls, a general understanding of our regulations and how to use them.

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To: dayjobiasl
From: Jenny Li
Subject: Re:Plastic mould supply
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010 11:03 PM

Dear Sir or Madam,

Good day to you!This is Jenny Li from B&H King Mold Ltd.and pleased to see if there is a chance of cooperation.We are a China based manufacturer that is specialised in plastic injection mold & molded parts,If you are interested to know more, please feel free to contact me.Thank you!

2010-12-02

Thanks & Regards,
Ms Jenny Li(Sales)
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B&H King Mold Limited
Tel: 86-755-29779915 EXT 813
Fax: 86-755-29779215
Skype:jenny.kmold
Msn:jenny.kmold@hotmail.com
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-- -- China 2 West -- --

China 2 West is a western-owned and managed product development house and manufacturing consultancy operating successfully in mainland China for over 5 years

From concept/idea to market, C2W is a one-stop solution offering capable design, development, prototyping, tooling, production, certification and logistics services while maintaining strict standards on confidentiality of Intellectual Property throughout.

The US inventor can gain the price advantage of design and seamless manufacture in China without facing the risk of uncertain partners.

Post-design, C2W can provide you with product development solutions, engineering drawings and mold designs, (AutoCAD, Pro-E, Unigraphics) on a consultancy basis or as part of a full development project.

If you want to see your idea brought to life, C2W is partnered with excellent Chinese prototyping facilities to offer a fast, high quality service at a great price; your idea can be a reality in just a few days.

First, we can develop nearly any idea as our in-house R&D expertise includes industrial/mechanical design, materials selection, and electronics and user interface development.

Next in the product cycle, we offer manufacturing expertise in areas as diverse as plastic injection, die casting, stamping and machining, to glass, textiles and electronics through a network of quality-driven and independently-audited suppliers.

In tooling, you can expect savings of 100% - 300% over western suppliers for molds of equal quality.

C2W professionals in QC will help you minimize your risk by performing retailer-mandated QC checks on your orders. Additionally, C2W will advise on government regulation according to product type and region of use. With local and international partners, we can assist in testing and certifying your product to any standard.

And finally, our local partners in logistics have helped us ship hundreds of product types to dozens of countries. This experience affords us a thorough knowledge of the Chinese export system and assures you a seamless delivery schedule.

www.china2west.com

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To: president@inventorsconnection.org
From: Ken.Liu
Subject: RFQ of Prototype, Injection Mould and Plastic Part
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:09 PM

 Dear Sir or Madam,

I am sorry if I disturb you!

This is Ken from Forwa-mould, an export-oriented injection mould manufacturer near ShenZhen, China.

I write to see if you have any prototype, plastic part or injection mould to outsource.

If yes, we earnestly hope you can try us.

Over 95% of our product is exported to France, German, Spain, UK, Italy, Canada, USA, Japan, etc and has won good reputation.

For more information, please log on our website www.forwa-mould.com.

Your attention will be highly appreciated(If you are not in charge of this, could you kindly help forward this email to your purchasing department? Thanks!).

Have a nice day!

Best regards,

Ken.Liu, Marketing Director

Skype : ken_forwa

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Tel: +86(0)769-85331232-807
Fax:+86(0)769-85473349

Haibin Industrial Zone, ShangSha
Administration District, ChangAn Town,
DongGuan City, GuangDong Prov. China.

kenliu@forwa-mould.com

www.forwa-mould.com

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-- It's mind-bend-ing, 'living outside the box.' Explor-ing 'to the light at the end of the tunnel.' Day-dream-ing. In-vision-ing. To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: simon04
Subject: Boawa Mold Company Presentation
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 9:52 PM 

Dear Sir / Madam,

This is Simon from Boawa Mold Manufacture Company. We are very happy to know your company from internet. I wish our company have a chance to become your good friend on your development way.

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Our strength:

Auto part mold
Precision mold
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Unscrewing mold
Insert mold
For more information, you are invited to visit our web site:

We always serve you the best, and help you to succeed!

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Simon Luo
Sales & Marketing

Boawa Mold Co., Ltd.

Tel: +86 (0) 769-8218 7816

Fax: +86 (0) 769-8218 7817

Email: simon@boawa.com

Website: Add: No.3386 Xinan Industrial Zone, Changan Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong, China

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-- It's mind-bending, 'living outside the box.'

Exploring 'to the light at the end of the tunnel.' Daydreaming. Invisioning.

--> --> See a real dream and sign up: --> "Auroras Underfoot" -- And look to the stars -->

-- "Inventions | Patents | New Inventions | Innovation" --

-- -- "I haven't a clue as to how my story will end. But that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don't conclude that the road has vanished. -- And how else could we discover the stars?"
-- author unknown

-- -- "Instant Glider: Just Add Light"

-- -- "A Bad Influence on Microbes"

-- "Wild bananas a vanishing species in India - World Environment - MSNBC.com" --

"Any-one who hasn't made a mist-ake has never tried any-thing new." -- Albert Einstein -- Venturing - exploring - entrepreneuring - gambling - flying by the seat of your pants - experiencing sweaty palms, being choked up, a lump in your throat, fire in your belly, and a palpitating heart rate.

-- "Anyone who hasn't made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein

-- "You all know Albert Einstein? They now say he had as many as ten girlfriends. So I guess E equals more than mc squared. - Think about it. That's ten names. Ten phone numbers. Ten birthdays. You'd have to be a genius!" -- Dave Letterman

--> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." -- Albert Einstein

-- -- Let's ask an expert how he does it? "Results? Why man, I've gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work." -- Thomas Edison, 1900 :-)

-- "The Things That Haven't Been Done Before -
Sofine's Poetry of Edgar Guest"

"The people who oppose your idea the most, are those who repre-sent the estab-lish-ment that your ideas will upset." -- Believing and taking no chances. Following up. Investigating. Researching.

-- --> Not taking "No!" for an answer. After all, they can be wrong: "Everything that can be invented has been invented." -- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899. --> "The people who oppose your idea the most, are those who represent the establishment that your ideas will upset." -- Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Bluebook

--> "If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking."

To: Robert Scheinkman, Director/President IASL
From: Product Coach Matthew Yubas
Subject: Invention News - Homeless Truck Driver Gets Licensing Deal
Date: Monday, July 21, 2008 6:58 PM

Dear Robert,

How are you?

You'll be amazed how a homeless truck driver lands a licensing deal for his invention. His invention has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions in property damage.

Enjoy, Matt

http://www.productcoach.com/license-idea/interview-truck-driver.html
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Matthew Yubas
Texas: 3124 75th Street, Lubbock, TX 79423
California: 9853 Pacific Heights Blvd. Suite K, San Diego, CA 92126
www.ProductCoach.com
1-806-853-7721
matthew.yubas@productcoach.com

Assisting entrepreneurs, inventors and everyday people with new ideas. -- Invention Success Kit, Books, Coaching, Consulting, Seminars

Author of:
Product Idea to Product Success; A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money from Your Idea

-- 'A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.'
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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-- Inventors should think of ways to use the scraps that are left-over from stamped metal and other materials. -- --> Did you know that the scrap material left over from the making of blue denim jeans is re-cycled for its cotton fibers, to be used in the creating of the U.S. paper curancy? True! -- --> That the U.S. paper dollar can be folded and creased 4000 times before it will tear itself on that folded line. And the average life of paper money is 22-months. -- --> That the shredded pulped and bleached jean material is mixed with 25% used re-cycled, processed, worn old paper money in the making of new paper money.

-- Change is good, but dollars are better. - Unknown

"So tell me, how old are your children? -
"Well, there's Amy 8; George 7; Floyd 6; Beth 5; Stewart 3; Andrew 2; Tommy 1; and any day now I might have twins?"
"I noticed you didn't have a child who is 4 years old?
-- Oh, that was the year we got the tv set!!"
--> --> INVENTING --> Today is the first day for the rest of your life. Make the most of it!

--> By 2010, more than 130,000 Americans were 100 years old or older. - According to the Census Bureau that number is expected to double to 274,000 by 2025. --

--> Before the invention of the incandescent light bulb, most people slept 8-10 hours a night; post the incandescent bulb they sleep 6-8 hours a night.

--> "Zero Population Growth" is when a couple gives birth to no more than two children to replace themselves.
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-- “I have seen the future, and it’s very much like the present, only longer” -- Woody Allen
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-- Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud. This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint...it goes like this:
-- What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
-- Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
-- If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
-- Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
-- And
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
-- But,
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
-- And,
B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
-- AND, look how far ass kissing will take you:
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
-- So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its theBullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.
-- REMEMBER, SOME PEOPLE ARE ALIVE SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHOOT THEM

--> Read: --> "Inventing Modern Americas' Vision" - by Doug Engelbart

--> "215 million in the U.S. use the Internet" --

- You should know that a businessman must look the part of a man of business. He should professionally dress the roll of his business and bear himself proudly, make an impression.
-- Think of it as if you where to wear a uniform: A Doctor wears a white smock and has a stethescope around his neck. A salesman usually carries a briefcase and has pens in his pocket--ready to 'write-up' the sale. The Chef parades his Chef's hat. You recognise the Postman, Fireman, Policeman, Soldier and Sailor, by their uniforms. You respect them. You make way for them by their rank in society, by their visible uniforms. It opens up doors. And isn't that what you want!
- H. Robert Scheinkman

--> "INVENTION MYSTERIES

--> "The Strange Physics of Foam"

-- "Categorized Reference Links (Part 4)" --

--> Continue from here to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by logging on below.

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-- How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour.

-- We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it rains heavily. This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and confirmed it. It is useful....even driving at night.

-- Most of the motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windshield is still bad......

-- In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and miracle! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.

-- Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea..

-- Try it yourself and share it with your friends! Amazing, you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling.

-- You can see where the rain bounces off the road. It works to eliminate the "blindness" from passing semi's spraying you too.

-- Or the "kick up" if you are following a semi or car in the rain. They ought to teach that little tip in driver's training. It really does work..

-- This warning is a good one! I wonder how many people know about this~

-- A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore , Texas she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

-- When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON . She thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain. But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on when your car begins to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.

-- The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor - NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

-- The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

-- NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.

-- If you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn't know about this, then it was all worth it.. You might have saved a life.

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