What Is Prototype Manufacturing?
A prototype is a model of a product that will give a strong idea of how a product will look, function and perform. Typically, businesses and entrepreneurs hire prototype manufacturers to bring their ideas to life and get a preview of their product idea. Business owners do not necessarily need all the details of the prototype engineering process figured out. Prototype manufacturers offer a various prototype services from research, design, engineering and development.
How Prototype Manufacturers Help Clients
Prototype manufacturers start the process by figuring out what they’ll be creating. Before they get into the other prototype services, they’ll ask the client to provide examples of products that have the look he is going for. Ideas can be collected from rough sketches, existing products in the marketplace and through combining different products. Once there is a strong of idea of what the product should look like, they’ll move on to the next step.
The Most Critical Steps of Prototype Development
The next few steps that prototype manufacturers will need to take are critical. They’ll need to focus on the main goals and get ideas on how the product will function to meet these goals. They’ll draw up and innovate ideas based on other existing products. The prototype manufacturers will then connect the look of the product with the functionalities for the actual prototype engineering process. The prototype manufacturers will then draft up multiple iterations of the product to show to the client.
Once the client chooses the best iterations for prototype development, the prototype engineering process will begin. Designers will work with the engineers to create a blueprint that they can then produce. Some prototype manufacturers will work closely with their clients at this stage of prototype development so that they can correct any mistakes, adjustments and make improvements during the creation of the prototype model.
Prototype Manufacturers Understand It’s an Iterative Process
Once the prototype model is created, prototype manufacturers will test the product to assess its functionalities and to measure how well it achieves the main goals. The client will also provide input on the prototype model to provide the prototype manufacturers directions on how to move forward. The prototype engineering process will begin again as it is an iterative process until the client is satisfied.
Prototype Services Don’t Always Start at the Beginning
The prototype development process doesn’t always have to start from the very beginning. Many prototype manufacturers work with clients that already have a design and blueprint in place, and need reputable company to bring their concepts to life. Others switch to new manufacturers if they’re not happy with the prototype services delivered by their current prototype company.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the prototype development process. Applied Design Solutions can help you create a prototype that meets your goals and exceeds your standards. We take our prototype services very seriously. We have a strong team that can quickly move your idea along the prototype engineering process. The focus is on providing a precise and efficient service so that you meet your deadlines while your project costs stay economical.
We have an array of industrial machinery that is capable of working with all kinds of materials. Our facilities allow us to offer complete prototype services all the way from conception to mass production. Because we a full research and development team, we’re able to take prototype development to the next level by innovating on existing concepts, inventing new ideas and expanding on what you’ve already built.
For more information on how we approach prototype manufacturing, contact Applied Design Solutions today by calling 845-367-3112.