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IDSA HTX Design Series: Design to Production

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Category: Art, Founders & Startups, Hardware, Human Performance, Ion Prototyping Lab




December 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CST


4201 Main St., Suite 170
Houston, TX 77002


“How do I ensure my product design will scale to production smoothly?”

The journey from concept to manufactured product is rife with pitfalls. To successfully bring innovative hardware products to market, designers and entrepreneurs must consider all aspects of the production process.

Join us December 15th at the Ion Prototyping Lab for an illuminating talk that will help you optimize your product designs for manufacturing success. Our guest speaker, Marshall Whitney, will discuss tips and techniques from his experience founding, operating, and scaling his design and fabrication company, Raum Industries.

Marshall Whitney is the founder and president of Raum Industries, a Houston-based design/build shop. After a decade of corporate project management experience, Raum was started in 2016 as a simple furniture atelier focusing on custom builds for residential and commercial markets. One project led to another and he now employs over 30 people who specialize in product design, manufacturing, and steel fabrication in both architectural and industrial spaces. Value is created at Raum for its customers by using the concept of “design for manufacturing” – a process that both accelerates delivery times and lowers costs. On the rare occasion he finds free time, Marshall enjoys designing and building furniture for his home in Houston.

Come join us for Marshall’s engaging presentation and socialize over light refreshments and holiday treats!


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

More information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot can be found here