T3B, Inc.

What is Thinking Through the Box? It is a problem solving philosophy/methodology: the examination of potential solutions right at the boundaries of what is commonly accepted... more

 
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T3B is a small consulting company that specializes in concept development including rapid prototyping and testing. Its CEO, Roy Haggard was cofounder and CEO of Vertigo, Inc., a small business that grew to a staff of 50. Vertigo was acquired by HDT Global after nearly 25 years of successful design, proof of principle, rapid prototyping and testing. We covered a broad technology spectrum including ultra lightweight aircraft, parachute recovery systems for Unmanned Aircraft, munitions testing, ejection seats and general aviation aircraft. Mid ocean recovery We became specialists in high strength pneumatic structures that have found use in Rapid Deployment Shelters for the US Army as well as exo-atmospheric decelerators for NASA. Other space based missions included the recovery of the Genesis and Stardust Sample Return Capsules, and the aerial testing of the Phoenix Mars Lander’s radar landing array.


This broad range of activity has honed T3B’s skill set for solving difficult problems both in design and in providing an “Outside Review” capability that has identified issues and flaws prior to implementation... Roy's Story

What is Thinking Through the Box? It’s a problem solving philosophy/methodology: the examination of potential solutions right at the boundaries of what is commonly accepted. We have all heard the expression “thinking outside the box”, but if one ventures very far outside this box chances of success are diminished.


Most technology advances happen right at the boundary of the “Box.” They are usually accomplished through knowledge of a broader range of technologies than might normally be considered. Often a solution or partial solutions already exist and can become the building blocks to a breakthrough.


Thinking Through the Box consists of an expanded search for applicable solution elements, dragging them across technology boundaries and combining them in a well-conceived and synergistic manner. During this process we are pushing hard against the boundary of the box deforming the barrier of the box if you will.


Once we accomplish our technology goal, then by definition, we are right back inside a new box, because through our success, we’ve expanded the box.