Denver Startup Week Product Design and Development Company

Product Design and Development Company

Denver Startup Week Product Design and Development Company

Denver Startup week started on September 20th and featured a wide range of presenters including Patrick Auell as a product design and development company expert as well as venture capitalists, business owners and founders, branding experts, marketing experts, a Denver creative agency, global visitors, design experts, and experts on intellectual property.  It was an incredible week of collaborative learning, sharing and growing.

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We had the opportunity to present on the topic of “From concept to product to success”.  Presenting with us was Fransis from Mi Casa a resource center who had an amazing depth of knowledge on resources available to new businesses and founders, an individual who runs a manufacturing facility in China, Luke Tierney who is an expert on marketing and works as a Denver creative agency like Auell Consulting, and a founder of a local business who has moved from a startup through a medium sized company.  We found that the group of us had many synergies and different insights along the path of product design and development.  We feel that expanding our network of related industry experts helps us belter serve and help our clients to be able to guide them towards resources that can assist them along the product development path.

Learning Opportunities

We also attended a variety of presentations from other industry experts as a way to grow and continue to connect within the industry as a product design and development company.  One of the most intriguing days for me as a business founder and because we work with a large number of other business founders was the venture capital presentations.  There were local venture capital groups that aim at helping fund startup companies and growing companies to help them grow quickly and have capital to assist in this growth.  The discussions included how to connect with these venture capital networks as there are a large variety of them in Colorado looking to connect with entrepreneurs.  They also shed light on how to present a pitch and even had the opportunity to speak with quite a few of them in person.  As a product design and development company we found this to have an immense amount of information that would be relevant to our clients.

Denver Startup Week is an annual event in Denver that is free for anyone who has a desire to learn and grow as an entrepreneur and business and we highly recommend attending to all fellow business owners and inventors.

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Denver’s Best Prototyping Companies Present

Denver’s Best Prototyping Companies Present at Denver Start Up Week

From Concept to Product to Success by Best Prototyping Companies

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Denver Start Up Week is an exciting event for entrepreneurs and the best prototyping companies in Denver.  It’s a community building event for everyone in Denver’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.  There will be showcases of the best in innovation and the latest developments in the industry.   There’s a wide range of panelists that will be attending and presenting relevant information for any inventor or company that is launching a new product.  Denver Product Design’s team has been asked to present as one of Denver’s best prototyping companies during a panel presentation that is called “From Concept to Product to Success.”  Since we are helping bring our clients through all these stages of the design process we will be spreading our knowledge and advice on the keys to success in your business development, product development, and project launch.

The panel we will be speaking at is on Thursday September 22 at 10am.   Visit this link to read more of the details on “From Concept to Product to Success”.  We’d love to see you there!

Having a fabulous product idea gets you about 10% of the way to a successful business.  There are many steps along the road of product development.  Our panel will offer a discussion on many hurdles that are faced through prototyping, product design, manufacturing, sourcing, and sales launch of a new product.  This panel as well as the rest of Denver Startup Week will offer an incredible wealth of information for anyone wanting to start a new business.  We have attended in years past and presented previously as well.  There are always great connections that can be made with people in the product development industry and people looking to have their products developed.  Stop by our presentation to listen.

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Award Winning Innovation

Denver Product Design Firm and Client’s Award Winning Innovation

The Click it Stick’s award winning innovation is a patented innovative product developed by a 70 year old grandfather with the help of Auell Consulting won two prestigious awards shortly after its release into the market. This award winning Innovation has been awarded multiple awards for travel safety and car safety.

The first award it won is the 2020 Product of the Year Award in Travel Safety as voted by parents and educators at Creative Child.  It is an honor and great privilege that a design that we were involved in was awarded with this.

The second award that was received was the 2020 Top Choice of the Year Award Car Safety.  Baby Maternity magazine bestowed this award on the click it stick as voted by moms and moms-to-be.

Award Winning Innovation

Award Winning Innovation 2020 Product of the Year Award in Travel Safety

The Click it Stick makes it a quick and easy process to switch a car seat from one car to another.  This innovative product has made it easier for moms, dads, grandparents and other child car provides to move a car seat from one car to another.   Previously the installer of a car seat would have to thread the car seat strap through the back of a car seat.  This process could easily scrape up the installers hand and arm.  With this tool a magnet can be attached to the buckle and the seat belt can quickly, easily and safely be threaded through the back of the seat without a problem.

Auell Consulting a product design firm helped in the development of this product from concept to consumer.

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Click it Stick Developed by Client and Product Design Firm


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Auell Consulting listed by DesignRush as top Creative Agencies to Hire in 2022

Auell Consulting Listed as Top Creative Agencies to Hire in 2022 a Product Prototype Company

Auell Consulting a product prototype company had an exciting mention in a press release today being listed by DesignRush as one of 44 “Top Creative Agencies to Hire in 2022”.  They have a extensive marketplace connecting businesses with agencies.  They featured experts in product design, branding, graphic design, logo design, and packaging design.  Auell Consulting has been working with DesignRush for the last several years and we have been impressed with the number of hits and clicks we’ve received with them.  It has motivated us to up our game as one of Denver’s Top Creative Agencies and also to ensure we are providing our clients with the best in class product design services including: product design, packaging design, logo design, product branding, and working as a product prototype company.  We look forward to continuing to sever our clients helping them to bring their concepts to consumer.

Learn more about our product design, engineering and design services here!  We offer a whole host of different design services to help along every step of the product design process.  Starting from concept development and brainstorming creative solutions, industrial design, 3D CAD modeling, detailed engineering design, design for manufacturing with DFM reviews, logo design, packaging design, branding, website design, sourcing, manufacturing support, sourcing, and importation support.  With all these services we can be your one shop stop for product development.

Top Creative Agencies 2022 Denver Product Prototype Company

Top Creative Agencies Award

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Denver Product Design Selected as Top Product Design Company

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Denver Product Design Selected as Top Product Design Company

We have an exciting announcement to make.  Auell Consulting – Denver Product Design has been selected by DesignRush as “Top Product Design Company”.  After 12 years of business and countless product development projects it is exciting to receive this recognition.  Our team of engineers, industrial designers,  graphic designers, marketers and sourcing staff are thrilled to receive this distinction.

“It’s so great to have a local Colorado small business like our receive this recognition of Top Product Design Company and such and honor that they approached us to tell us we’d been selected,” said Denver Product Design’s marketing director Melissa Auell.  “We look forward to many more exciting years helping people make their product development dreams a reality.  We are very grateful for this award.  It is an fabulous morale-booster that will encourage all of our team to continue doing our best work.”

Design Rush just informed of us of this very thrilling news today.  They shared that they will be publishing a press release to announce this award with top news agencies like Yahoo Finance, ABC, NBC and other global media outlets.  DesignRush recognizes professional agencies and will be featuring Auell Consulting – Denver Product Design in their industry-focused press release for Top Product Design Companies.  The expected publish date of their article and announcement is March 10th, 2021.  We will share another post once the press release has been published.  To see our Top Product Design Company listing on their website, click on Top Product Design Company.

Design Rush is also publishing an article on the Top 25 Business Consulting Firms, we are scheduled to be included in this article as well.  To read their article visit their articles website:  Best PEO Companies.

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WTS Kicks Off Launch for Drum Tuning r[E]volution

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Denver Product Innovation

WTS Kicks Off Launch for Drum Tuning r[E]volution

Denver, Colorado – Welch Tuning Systems (WTS) tomorrow is releasing the WTS Artistry Series Drum line, featuring the revolutionary Welch Tuning ­­System. ­ A unique product innovation that allows you to tune a drum in 5 seconds or your whole kit in 30 seconds!  This market shaking drum tuning patented product invention is hitting the market now. With the turn of a knob you can even change the pitch of your drums mid-performance.  “I’ve seriously never seen anything that’s so revolutionary…It’s so easy it’s unbelievable.  Take the drums out…and within minutes the whole kit is tuned up and sounds great…” says Chris Sheldon, Professional drummer.


How does this product innovation work?

Each WTS Artistry Series drum features a series of self-adjusting pulleys that allow tension to equalize around the whole drum.  This results in beautifully tuned drums at any pitch.  Since the pulleys are mounted to the drum hoops, this means there is significantly less hardware in contact with the shell and up to 90% less holes drilled in the shell. This allows the drum shells to breathe and resonate to their full potential. There’s only one point of adjustment so it locks the tension for the entire drum.  Now there’s no more tension rods loosening while you play! “After 3 years and countless hours of perfecting this tuning system, I’m so excited to finally be able to launch the Welch Tuning System,” said Patrick Auell, co-founder of Welch Tuning Systems and CEO of Auell Consulting – Denver Product Design. “It’s going to change the drumming world and changing the pitch of a drum mid performance will even open up possibilities of new drumming styles developing.”



The revolutionary product innovation is hitting the market though a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. The campaign is launching during the NAMM (National Association of Music) conference in Anaheim, CA, January 24-27, 2019.  Wre WTS will have a booth set up to demo one of the first WTS Artistry Series Drum sets.  They are offering the first drums off the production line at a deep discount for a limited time through the Kickstarter.  You can be the first to own your own set of revolutionary WTS Artistry Series Drums and a piece of history in the making.

4 Step Injection Molding Design Guide

Injection molding is a manufacturing process used widely across many industries to create plastic consumer products.  It is used for a wide variety of different products such as bottles, combs, packaging, children’s toys, gardening implements, and much more.  This three part injection molding design guide will help to provide a firm understanding of plastic injection molding basics.

The process of injection molding is fascinating, first plastic granules are loaded in a hopper.  They are heated, mixed and fed through a screw conveyor at a high temperature and pressure into your mold (tool) cavity through a runner system.  The runner system distributes the molten plastic into the mold so that it evenly fills the mold cavity.  The plastic cools and shrinks.  Once the product is cool, ejection pins push your part out of the mold.

In this injection molding design guide, we will discuss how part geometry plays a large role in the quality of the end product.  There are many possible defects that can happen during this process.  To minimize these defects, we have compiled a 3 part article to serve as a plastic part design guide.  In this first section of the article we will discuss plastic part geometry design guidelines.

1. Wall Thickness

It is ideal to have a uniform wall thickness. Thick sections of a part can shrink unevenly during the cooling process creating defects such as sink marks, voids, warping, and stresses. The maximum recommended thickness varies for different materials but generally should be in the 2 to 4 mm range. Having a consistent wall thickness can help to avoid these common injection molding defects.

If there is no way to make you part with a uniform wall thickness, then as gradual as possible transition should be used.

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2. Draft

Draft is the angle off of parallel from the part’s wall to the direction the mold opens. This is required for injection molded parts so that the part can be removed or released from the mold. Typically a draft angle of 1 to 2 degrees will work with most situations, while a heavily textured surface could require as much as a 5 degree draft.


3. Radius

Radii should be added to all corners of parts. Avoiding sharp corners reduces stress points in your part and allows the molten plastic to fill the mold more evenly.

  1. The radius on the inner side of the part should be at least half the of the wall thickness. Ri= ½*T
  2. The radius on the outside of the part should be the part thickness plus the inside radius. Ro=3/2*T
  3. The radius on rib or boss should be a quarter of the part thickness.


4. Ribs

Ribs are used to create a more rigid part and increase loading capacity. If you desire to increase your parts rigidity and strength, the quantity of ribs should be increased rather than increasing ribs thickness or height.

  1. Thickness of ribs should be 40-60% the wall thickness.
  2. Rib spacing should be at least two times the wall thickness apart.
  3. Rib height should be limited to three times the wall thickness


Read part 2 of our injection molding design guide.