Once your idea is digitally modeled, tested and ergonomically evaluated, we can proceed to build a prototype. There are different types of prototypes; we can advise on which one is the appropriate for your project.
You need to consider:
1. How simple or complex is my product idea?
2. How far along am I in development – or is it
only an idea?
3. Who needs to see my prototype – partners,
investors, pre-order customers?
4. What do I want my prototype to prove?
• Appearance prototypes are used to understand size, shape, and ergonomics.
• They are typically made without a painted finish.
• They can be used for investor meetings and to plan for
Proof of Concept Prototypes
• Proof of concept prototypes are used to validate a mechanism or technology before fully designing a product.
• They can be built with custom parts and/or reusing a portion of an existing product.
• They are often used to validate a high-risk portion of a design as well to demonstrate to investors.
A Functional Prototype
• A functional prototype is used to validate a complete design.
• Custom electronics and mechanical parts are built, assembled, and tested.
• This type of prototype is used to validate a completed design before going into manufacturing.
Making your prototype
We can produce In-house or outsource to one of our vendors that specializes
in a specific task, then to be carefully assembled and tested at our shop.
Prototyping / Model Making
Formalization and the evaluation of an idea.
First, ask yourself what kind of prototype and for whom. The truth is that one size does not fit all.
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