Posts In Category: American Innovation


Employee Spotlight – Leonard Thompson

11 Aug 2013 R2FACT 0 Comment
 Leonard is a Senior Industrial Designer who has been with R2FACT for over three years. He has a degree in Industrial Design from Kansas State College in Pittsburg and studied Mechanical Engineering for two years at the University of Missouri at Rolla. He says his engineering background gives him an objective perspective on solving problems […]
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In LOWES® stores now – Garden Weasel Tools

04 Apr 2013 R2FACT 0 Comment
Garden Weasel launched five new Garden tools in LOWES® stores nationwide in March, 2013. The collaborative Team including R2FACT Product Development, Garden Weasel, Lundmark Advertising and the GW Factory in Taiwan, designed, engineered, prototyped and manufactured five new Garden tools. Four of the five Tools are now merchandised in a permanent Retail Fixture in over […]
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Winner of KU Product Design Contest Announced

13 Dec 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
What can the next generation teach us about innovation? Perhaps a lot. Over the past three months, students at the University of Kansas have been digging in at their chance to become part of tomorrow’s cutting-edge product design. Eleven students studying design participated in an Innovation Competition to design a product for a real business. […]
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The Winning Product is…

02 Oct 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
We hate to break it to you, but lots of people have great ideas. There are many facets to what makes a product a success. Does it fill a need? Does it come in at the right price point? Is it properly marketed? Does it captivate customers’ emotions? Arguably, one of the most important elements […]
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Don’t Let a Financial Drought Halt Innovation

25 Aug 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
One of the biggest questions I get from current and potential customers is, “What do you think about my idea for a product in light of this suffering economy?” Yes – it’s true that we are living through the worst economic times since the 1930’s. But hard times don’t equate to bad times unless you […]
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KC ‘Entrepreneur Week’

19 Jun 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
Every Friday during happy hour, ideas for over 800 innovations are conceived. Of these 800 ideas, 350 are drawn out on bar napkins. Of those 350 bar napkins adorned with cool new ideas, 200 wipe wing sauce off of mouths. Of the remaining 150, 20 get shoved into pockets. Of those 20 bar napkins with […]
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Kansas City, a Pioneering Spirit

14 Jun 2012 R2FACT 0 Comment
Kansas City has been a crossroads, both literally and figuratively from the get-go. The first European settlement, a permanent trading post, was established in 1821 by a French trapper named Chouteau. This settlement, which Chouteau called “The Village of the Kansas,” was the first step in a long line of rough and tumble visionaries who […]
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Competition is a Good Thing

02 Sep 2011 R2FACT 0 Comment
Competition is a good thing. Especially the so called, “never been seen before”. Finding someone else on the internet selling “your product” may not be as bad as it seems. Yes at first, your stomach drops and you can’t help but think you have wasted much of your time and money. But let’s face the facts. Most […]
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Prototyping

06 Jul 2009 R2FACT 0 Comment
Virtual Prototype is another form one may want to consider as a preliminary step to the actual fabrication of a material. It can be less expensive than prototyping. “Virtual” by nature is visual only. It can not be touched. It is an electronic illustrated file in CAD that can be photo real rendered and used […]
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