Fidget Spinners – Custom Designed and Just in Time!

By Brandy Schroeder My son Trey just turned seven and surprise… he wanted a fidget spinner for his birthday. Quick Google search and I had long list of options on where to buy, but I need a fidget spinner quicker than 2-day shipping from Amazon. I checked locally and...

Revolutionary Beer Paddle Designed and Manufactured in USA

BeraTek founder Gerald Beranek did a happy dance when he received a call from co-founder Ben McDougal inquiring about BeraTek’s manufacturing capabilities and design services. FliteBrite was seeking a budget friendly injection molding house and wanted to work with a...

Vertical (VerTEKal) Integration is New Standard for Manufacturing

By Gerald Beranek, Founder of BeraTek BeraTek Industries is paving the road to a new standard in manufacturing. As a product design and manufacturing company, BeraTek’s strategy is to offer all services under one roof and to increase speed to market for new products....

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...

“You’ve got a sketch, what are the next steps?”

As the Director of Biz Dev at BeraTek, I get this question quite a bit. A potential client has a sweet sketch of a great idea and needs to start understanding the process of taking that sketch through design and on to prototyping. Let’s discuss the general path we...

MUD base tooling reduces up-front tooling investment

In order to effectively explain MUD (Master Unit Die) base tooling, I must first explain tooling options on either end of the cost spectrum so you can better understand MUD base tooling’s place in the middle. Prototype Hand Tooling Prototype hand tooling is by far the...
Top 6 Reasons Why to Choose Plastic Injection Molding

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...