Rapid Iteration: Muscling Through the Frankenstein Stage

The moment you have an idea for a new product, you begin daydreaming of holding your first prototype and triumphantly exclaiming, “It’s aliiiiive!” But here’s the thing…  That first prototype probably isn’t going to look pretty. Not in the way it needs to, anyway. But that’s just how product development goes. You need to push […]

Product Development Phase Zero: Preventing Product Development Headaches

You’ve just been struck by the metaphorical lightning bolt of innovation. Eureka! You have a phenomenal idea that will secure your place in history — or, at the very least, make your next high school reunion much less painful.  Congratulations, you titan of innovation! Break out the champagne and caviar! Seems a little premature, doesn’t […]

3D Printing: How Treetown Tech Brings Rapid Prototyping to Life

Here at Treetown Tech, we have embraced 3D printing as a key tool for our rapid prototyping. As we discussed in our previous posts in October and November, we use rapid prototyping for quick iteration in the product development process – leading to reduced costs and improved performance.  We’re able to develop a new concept […]

Five Questions for a Successful Prototype

If you’re developing a new product, you’re going to need a prototype (or a few!).  In our last post, we showed how rapid prototyping can speed up product development, but also comes with challenges. How do you make sure you take advantage of the positives, and minimize the negatives, in prototyping?  We have 5 questions […]

Rapid Prototyping for COVID Safety

As businesses began to reopen from COVID-19, they needed to automate temperature checks and health screenings. Applying our rapid prototyping skills, Treetown Tech partnered with 123go.io to create an automated kiosk to perform daily temperature checks, paired with a health screening app . We started by evaluating the platform requirements and assessing the needs of […]


ANN ARBOR, MI July 27, 2020 — Sewio, a UWB-based real-time location system (RTLS) vendor, today announced it has partnered with Treetown Tech, a product development firm based in Ann Arbor, MI.  With this partnership, Treetown Tech becomes just the third Sewio Gold Partner in the United States. After successful installation of Sewio RTLS technology […]