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Each project is laser-focused on answering specific, high-priority questions about the product or business informed by continuous user input. This input helps us create products that aren’t based on assumptions, but instead, they address real user needs. Using our extensive expertise and advanced equipment, we help innovators transform ideas into hardware products.
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"NextFab helped us accelerate the deployment of our B | reactor to customers by quickly and efficiently designing a custom Printed Circuit Board for the device. They demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and seamlessly worked with our internal design team to deliver what we needed. I look forward to continued collaboration with NextFab's Product Development team as we launch the B | Reactor to the world."
"Our engagement with NextFab's Product Development team was easy from start to finish. They were professional, efficient, respectful, and responsive throughout, and their work set us up to be able to engage with manufacturers to produce our product. I would recommend NextFab to any startup in need of hardware product development support."
"I had a top-tier experience collaborating with Alex & Chris to advance the design of our device. They did a great job tackling important challenges and access to every tool whether creative design, iterative prototyping, or testing. They took ownership of the project objectives while also remaining flexible as things changed; the best part of our engagement was that they were able to scale to really match our needs and guide us through what we should know rather than just look for a paycheck. I look forward to working with NextFab's Product Development team again as we move towards commercialization!"
"Matt Starfield and NextFab's Product Development team went over and above to deliver exceptional results on my project. It was apparent that Matt really cared about the work and he offered thoughtful suggestions throughout that led to a better end result. I came to NextFab with a preliminary benchtop prototype and now have a reliable, reproducible beta prototype that is ready to be deployed for pilot testing. I look forward to future collaboration with Matt and the NextFab team!"
“NextFab's Product Development team has been a valuable partner in helping Andluca transition our technology from the lab to market-ready product. From helping to select the best hardware platform for our application to building and testing prototypes, NextFab has exceeded expectations every step of the way. I look forward to our continued collaboration as Andluca brings our smart window platform to the world.”
“NextFab's Product Development group has been a superb partner for AAPlasma. They bring the professional design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing expertise that we need to realize the products built around our technology. Every time we work together we get more than we hoped for.”
“The NextFab Team helped align our company for success. They aided us in putting together a value driven PDP, and our working with them resulted in de-risking of our technology through iterative testing resulting in a proof-of concept prototype. They are a wonderful resource worth exploring.”
“When the world was shutting down due to the pandemic, NextFab stepped up to help us meet the increased demand for a component in our SARS test kits. Their team developed a jig and improved cutting method that removed a labor intensive step in our manufacturing process and helped transition the streamlined process to our own facility, enabling us to manufacture at larger scales. NextFab continues to be a valued partner as we grow our business.”