Finding the intricate interweaving of the creativity and the actual product is the challenge because you don’t want to lose the original idea of the inventor but at the same time, it has to be produced in such a mechanical way as to create the same thing each and every time.
A Simple Comparison
As a simple example think about a Candle Maker. Candlemakers are in the business of creating candles that they can create and sell to the public in specialty shops, online stores, and gift shops. When the candlemaker creates one candle they can use however much color, fragrance, and whatever design they want. If they are making it for themselves or even to sell as a single item in one of their shops, the uniqueness is what is desired because it communicates that the candle is homemade or original.
But if this Candle Maker decides to go big with their idea, there may be thousands or millions of people who want to have a candle exactly like the one this person has created. Then it gets complicated because it is very difficult to emulate the same amount of dye, fragrance, and shape that you created initially because no two things ever repeat exactly in the same way.
Using science helps electronic engineering development as well. There are ways to make it more consistent such as measuring the exact amount of fragrance each time using mathematical techniques and scientific measurements. When you do this, you will have an exact pattern that you can go by even if the original idea was a left-field inspiration from a creative but non-scientific mind.
Words from a Genius
Albert Einstein often referred to an experience that he referred to as divine inspiration or “accidental left-field inspiration.” He said that he would often be working on a specific problem in his physics lab and he would not find the solution to that problem but instead stumble onto a solution or an idea that he never had thought of before.
Creativity vs. Perfection
The common thread between this ingenious creativity where someone is allowed to explore and invent and the final product that you create in masse requires someone in the middle who understands how to protect the original creator’s idea while creating it exactly the same way each and every time.
This may sound complicated but it’s not if you have skilled engineers who can see the vision of your products and then go to the lab and create the same thing thousands of times over and over. This requires a pattern that can only be handled by sophisticated devices and machines. Then rinse and repeat the cycle that must be done from the electrical engineer within the confines of a professional electro-mechanical engineer environment.