Invent-A-Part, Independent Prototyping Service Launched


Invent-A-Part, a new FDM service, makes turning your 3D idea into a 3D object fast, easy and affordable.

Invent-A-Part, INC is a rapid prototyping company with its headquarters in Springville, Utah. They are a fused deposition modeling (FDM) rapid prototyping company specializing in custom high quality ABS prototypes. As more and more people turn to the internet as a solution to bring their design concept to reality, Invent-A-Part provides your business the tools for a fast, easy and affordable FDM prototypes.

Learn more about Invent-A-Part by visiting the firm’s website.

Rocketship Recognized in Utah’s 100 Ceremony


Rocketship was identified by Mountain West Capital Network as one of Utah’s 100 fastest growing companies. Rocketship, Utah’s leading product design firm, was recognized as the thirty-eighth fastest growing company in the state.

Utah’s 100 are selected from thousands of eligible applicants throughout the state and represent a cross-section from all industries including those in information technology, biomedical, biotechnical, healthcare, retail, construction, financial services and others.

In attendance was keynote speaker, Governor Gary Herbert (pictured above with Rocketship’s staff). During the Governor’s address, he said “I am very proud of each one of these Utah 100 companies. Their hard work, sacrifice, and success represent all Utah businesses—businesses that provide the backbone of strength we need to be economically competitive with the rest of the world.”

See the complete list of Utah’s 100 winners.

Rocketship assists with Palatometer Development


Rocketship assists CompleteSpeech in the development of the Palatometer, a breakthrough device, with proven results, that dramatically decreases the time to improve persistent speech issues, such as misarticulations and speech issues caused by hearing impairments. Rocketship provided ergonomic and usage refinements, industrial and mechanical design, and manufacturing sourcing and liaison services. Experience the Palatometer.

Featured in Business Q Creative Agencies Issue


rocketship_bq3Rocketship is an award winning product and industrial design studio that works within in broad range of industries, including technology, transportation, recreation, housewares and health & wellness. Infused with a passion for design, Rocketship works closely with their clients, offering a holistic approach to product development and a commitment to creating meaningful products and concepts that enhance brand identities. Read the complete article on Rocketship, on page 51 of the September issue of Business Q magazine.

Rocketship Honored at UVEF 25 Under 5 Luncheon


Rocketship was honored at the UVEF (Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum) luncheon as one of Utah Valleys fasting growing businesses. UVEF recognized the top 25 organizations that have been in business for up to five years. Winners were ranked according to their growth in revenues and employees for the 2006-08 period.

Rocketship featured in Product Development news article


Rocketship Product Development

Rocketship Product Development

The Daily Herald featured Rocketship in a special news issue targeted at entrepreneurs and companies doing product development. The article quoted Rocketship’s Michael Horito saying successful product development includes research. Horito said “When you do the research on the user experience, you significantly increase your chances of making it (the product) successful”. Once research and compelling ideation is explored, prototypes should be developed to eliminate unforseen downstream potential development pitfalls. Horito went on to say “a $700 (prototype) investment in development really paid of for (a) client.”
To read the full article on Product Development visit the Daily Herald website

Rocketship designed GoBe product featured in Design Arts Utah 2009 Exhibit


The GoBe Power Hub and Solar Briefcase was one of nine innovative products or environments featured in the annual Design Arts Utah exhibition. Rocketship was retained as a GoBe product development partner to design the optimal, portable, power pack and solar briefcase. Design Arts Utah Juror Reed Kroloff said of the Gobe “There is a humor to the design here that says it’s O.K. to get our geek on. When was the last time anything solar made you smile? This is design for the every person & with a functional, sustainable purpose…”
To learn more about Rocketship’s contribution to the GoBe, visit the Our Work section of our website.

IIU Winners Featured in BusinessQ Magazine


2009 Invented In Utah (IIU) winners were featured in the Bright Ideas article of the summer issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ magazine. Rocketship’s own Michael Horito (and founder of IIU) was quoted in the article saying, “Long-term success for anyone is continuous innovation. Our economy depends on it. And when we stop innovating, someone will take our place.” Rocketship created IIU to create a vehicle for innovative ideas to succeed. IIU elevates the inventor. “We want to provide them with the needed knowledge and connections to move their idea toward production and commercialization.” Read the full article and see the 2009 IIU winners.
Invented In Utah was founded by Rocketship, Inc. an industrial design and product development firm.

John Omdahl Judge for 22nd Annual EID Awards


Appliance Design EID Winners
Rocketship’s creative director, John Omdahl, was a judge for the 22nd Annual EID awards. The EID awards recognize excellent product design based on four judging criteria – aesthetics, human factors, innovation and technical merits. This year’s winners include PWB Health’s Breastlight, GE Security’s Streetlab Mobile, and Ice Energy’s Ice Bear Hybrid air conditioner.

During Mr. Omdahl’s career as a product developer and industrial designer, he has worked on various projects for start-ups and global companies. His professional experience includes telecom equipment, office phones, airline seating, automated stage light control consoles, spas, and medical / therapy devices.

Utah Genius Awards


The first annual Utah Genius Awards were held at The Grand America Hotel. The 2009 Utah Genius Awards recognizes Utah’s top patentees and trademark registrants. Rocketship founder Michael Horito was a presenter for trademark registrants. Long time Rocketship client Provo Craft was recognized for creating 29 trademarks in 2008, the most in the state of Utah.

ADC 3rd Annual Fun Run


The 3rd Annual 5K Family Run Fundraiser for ADC (Association of Deaf Children) will be May 16, 2009. Rocketship is proud to be a 3rd year mountain level sponsor. Rocketship provides graphic design services to create posters, hand bills, logos and race day signage.

Rocketship Clients – Winners of 2009 Stoel Rives Utah Innovation Awards


Three long time Rocketship clients were featured in the 2009 Stoel Rives Utah Innovation Awards. Control4, FertileEarth and Aribex were featured as finalist. Control4 took top honors for the Control4 Home Automation system. FertileEarth won the Mechanical Devices category for the WaterStik, an innovative water sensor for indoor plants.

Invented In Utah Celebrates 2009 Winners


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Invented In Utah (IIU) held the 2009 Annual Finale in conjunction with UVEF. During the finale, the five finalist (Directional Teleprompter, Pressurized Hydration Resevior, Syringe Cap, Troutberry Dough Bait Press & Veritract Smart Feeding Tube) presented their inventions to an audience of more than 125 people. The audience selected the top three winners based on five key factors, including, product usefulness, marketability, manufacturability, innovation and emotive. The top three winners shared more than $65,000 in professional services. Services were donated by Utah’s leading design, product development, marketing, manufacturing, media and IP firms.

Rocketship is the founding member and organizer of Invented In Utah.

Read the Daily Herald review.

Yudu Screen Printer now Shipping



Rocketship assisted Provo Craft in the development of the Yudu Screen Printer by doing user studies to simplify the DIY home screen printing process.  Research showed that less mess and easy clean up would distinguish the process from an “multi-step, industrial process” into a single station countertop activity.  In addition to product & market research, Rocketship helped to develop user scenarios, created the industrial design, mechanical components and consulted on product packaging. See the craftervidz demo and product review.

OR Winter 09 Show



Rocketship, Inc. attends and exhibits at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show for the fourth year . The show highlights leaders in the outdoor recreation industry.

During the 4 day show, Rocketship created a 10 foot tall cardboard bear inside the booth. The bear symobolizes the current economic conditions but Rocketship advocates that during a bear market, product innovation must be sustained for companies to survive consumer hibernation.

The bear was quickly  covered in  stickers from the various OR exhibitors.