Hardware Prototyping Workshop

Take Your Concept from Prototype to Production-Ready

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Welcome attendees to the Hardware Prototyping Workshop. Get ready to gain valuable expertise through practical exercises to support your product design/build needs.

In this session you will discover how to identify manufacturing issues early in the product development process, as we introduce design for manufacturability and lean product design concepts. Through hands-on exercises and a structured approach, you’ll evaluate your product design from multiple perspectives, explore production methods, and anticipate potential failure modes.

Please find the agenda and speaker information below. We’re looking forward to working with you!


  • 8:00 AM
    Registration, Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome / Introductions

    Dr. Everton H. Henriques, MA, HON., FuzeHub
    Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler, President, SUNY New Paltz

  • 8:45 AM
    Product Development Overview, Design Principles: Case Study

    Eric Fasser, FuzeHub

  • 9:15 AM
    Workshop Session: Initial Pitch, Prototype Status
  • 9:30 AM
    Where to Find Resources: Engineering, Prototyping, IP, Customer Discovery (I-Corps)

    Eric Fasser, FuzeHub

  • 10:00 AM
    Workshop Session: Design Review, Customer Feedback
  • 10:15 AM
    Prototype Iteration, Developing a Drawing Package, Testing/Certifications, IP

    Bob Incerto, MTEC

  • 10:45 AM
    Develop an Intelligent BOM, Part Numbering, Estimating Costs

    Eric Fasser, FuzeHub

  • 11:15 AM
    Workshop Session: Bill of Materials
  • 11:30 AM
    Business Support, Hot Spot Services

    Eliza Edge, Venture Hub

  • 11:45 AM
    How to Identify Funding Opportunities

    Patty Rechberger, FuzeHub

  • 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM
    Tour of New Paltz 3D Printing Facility, Technologies, Materials

    Kat Wilson, SUNY New Paltz

  • 1:45 PM
    Best Practices when Partnering with a Contract Manufacturer

    Alethea Schaeffer, USHECO

  • 2:15 PM
    Workshop Session: What is Your Next Hurdle?
  • 2:30 PM
    Marketing for Manufacturers

    Steve Melito, FuzeHub

  • 2:45 PM
    Process Review: Iterate Design, BOM, Lean Practices, Lock

    Eric Fasser, FuzeHub

  • 3:00 PM
    Conclusion, Prizes, Reception

    Everton H. Henriques, FuzeHub


Everton's focus is helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, local colleges, and universities to advance innovation and technology. More...
Dr. Everton H. Henriques
Director of Manufacturing and Technology Initiatives, FuzeHub
Eric has held various product development roles with manufacturing companies for over 20 years. Prior to joining FuzeHub he ran his own engineering and prototyping firm and now manages FuzeHub’s Solutions Program.
Eric Fasser
Solutions Program Manager, FuzeHub
Steve Melito is the Senior Solutions Specialist for FuzeHub and the host of its NYS Manufacturing Now podcast. He also moderates events for FuzeHub and is a regular contributor to its print and digital publications. More...
Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub
Bob is the Principal Engineer and Director of the MTEC Engineering Consulting Service. They provide product solutions and prototype designs to meet the needs of small to medium manufacturers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. More...
Bob Incerto
Director of Engineering Consulting Services, Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC)
Patty Rechberger is the Innovation Fund Manager at FuzeHub. Patty coordinates and administers activities under the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, from inquiries and initial submissions to reporting on metrics and program successes after project completion. More...
Patty Rechberger
Innovation Fund Manager, FuzeHub
Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, MSW, is the 9th President of the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz. More...
Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, MSW
President, SUNY New Paltz
Eliza brings 10+ years' experience as both an entrepreneur and a developer of programming to support entrepreneurship. Read More...
Eliza Edge
Program Director, Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz
Alethea utilizes her 22 years of experience in manufacturing, education in engineering, and backgrounds in a plethora of industries to guide customers from concept through design. Read More...
Alethea Schaeffer
VP, Sales & Engineering, Usheco, Inc.
Over the last 10 years, Kat has worked with over 400 manufacturers, artists, fabricators and inventors in the Mid-Hudson region, providing professional level 3D printing output and design work. She also helped develop New Paltz's Digital Design and Fabrication program and regularly teaches CAD and additive manufacturing courses. Read More...
Kat Wilson
Associate Director, Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) at SUNY New Paltz

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