Prototype manufacturing is one of our company’s biggest strengths: You ask us to build a design from scratch, and we find ways to create it. The act of making a prototype, however, is often confused with the act of procuring a sample. Sample procurement is the modification of a product already existing on the market, while prototyping is the creation of a product yet to be produced.
Prototyping requires lots of time, effort and resources. This is the same reason why we don’t see a lot of prototyping companies even though they help with OEM manufacturing. It also involves a lengthy process (particularly with hardware prototypes) and may include a lot of trial-and-errors. Most companies feel there are opportunities lost in this time-consuming process which is why they choose to shy away from this service and focus on other aspects of manufacturing. These companies miss out on being a part of a breakthrough product (which is supposed to be the goal when you’re in a very tough and competitive industry).
How We Greatly Reduce Costs in Prototyping
Expensive costs have always been associated with prototyping. However, this association forever changed ever since 3D printing technology was introduced. 3D printing allows manufacturers to create prototype models through visual graphics before physical prototyping. This technology allows OEM companies to save thousands of dollars on prototyping and speeds up the process of sending prototype models to clients.
Some clients and manufacturers are hesitant of 3D printing technology years ago since they were used to traditional prototyping but these days more and more sourcing and OEM companies have succumbed to the technology. 3D printing technology has a huge impact on our prototyping process and is already considered vital to our company. You can also check out this great news on virtual prototyping here.
Based on our experience, the biggest advantage of prototyping is the fact we can test the product’s functionality before we mass produce it. This helps avoid losing money in case it ends up a bad product. Always keep in mind designs and ideas only work as theories until they are further tested out and proven. With prototyping, you can also test out materials used in the product and switch to a different option in case some materials do not perform well. Lastly, you can test the supplier’s ability to create the product. There could be expertise and specific knowledge involved in certain products and some suppliers are not capable of producing them despite their claims of having the ability to do so.
Prototyping Services as Prerequisite to Production
New items never have pre-made samples. You must make a prototype based on your ideas and design for manufacturing. A product prototype helps you to find a feasible and efficient production solution. This is why we offer customized prototyping services. Prototyping finds flaws in the product before it is too late. This way, you will be confident your product is manufactured exactly as you want.
When you make a prototype, you have to find a compromise between design and ease of manufacturing. Ideally, you will find ways to lower your costs during the prototype manufacturing process. Basically, you find cheaper components without reducing quality or changing the design. Our prototype support gives clients products with highest quality standards. Unlike most companies that make prototypes by only helping to make one sample, we find possible mass production issues.
- Improve Your Design: We find issues in your product prototype before they appear on the production line. Afterwards, we discuss with you how to make the prototype better. This lowers your costs later when you start mass production.
- Reduce Development Time: Prototype manufacturing takes time. We work with you creating a prototype in the fastest time possible. Our experts get your drawings to life faster. That way your perfect product prototype will be done sooner.
- Cut Development Cost: Every dollar you spend to make a prototype will save you money on manufacturing later. However, you can still save money when you work with manufacturing service companies that make prototypes in Asia. Our network of designers and prototype developers will save you money.
Why it Matters
Many people are afraid of prototyping services because they see it as a large expense. As a results, they let the factory provide them with prototype support. Often times, the factories just go directly the prototype companies anyway. You should always work with product prototype companies because you will reduce your costs in the end.
We believe a successful product prototype should achieve three main goals: remove the flaws from your product, provide a good understanding of the product cost, and teach you about your product’s technical options. Firstly, closely scrutinizing design gives you a clear understanding of how to make it. Secondly, getting a rough costing lets you know what your budget will be like during mass production. Thirdly, you will get a better understanding of your product each time you improve your prototype.
With prototyping, you can test out materials used in the product and switch to a different option in case some materials do not perform well. You can also test the supplier’s ability to create the product. There could be expertise and specific knowledge involved in certain products and some suppliers are not capable of producing them despite their claims of having the ability to do so.
Feel free to check out this article as well on the pros and cons of prototype machining.
Want to Combine Services?
Taking advantage of prototyping manufacturing services is a smart business decision. We help across every aspect of the product outsourcing process, ensuring that you get help from one of the best companies that make prototypes.
Each project requires customized attention. You can choose standard packages or go for a personal-driven solution. Make the best combination for your success and we will deliver it to you with great care!
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