I run a growing CNC kit company and I want to branch into printing. I am tied up on things like CNC router development, moving shop, etc. I want to collaborate with an established developer to bring a SCARA printer and laser engraver to market.
The arrangement will be such that I am pretty hands off other than providing guidance on end goals, steering efforts towards something that is marketable and manufacturable, and supplying the money to develop it. The developer would submit plans and a request for parts. I would buy said parts and ship to the developer. The developer would agree that I own all design notes, information, etc. I would handle manufaturing, inventory investment, and distribution. The developer would receive an agreed upon royalty fee for each unit sold.