We’re Product People
Our job is to help you define and to understand the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘when’ of the product. This means understanding your needs as a company and your customers & user’s needs for the product. We like to get involved early when you’re planning your product but we’re happy to join at any stage. Often you just need a prototype to prove the concept or to give good demo to prospective customers or investors. Other times you want to move rapidly from design or prototype stage to production, we can help you get there. We have relationships and experience with production houses both domestically and overseas to get you up and running quickly and cost-effectively. If you’re seeking a patent on your idea, we can facilitate the process by working with yours or our patent attorney.
Bringing Products to Reality
With the power of Rapid Prototyping, we can create a physical sample of a design concept-most often fully functional. It can be used to evaluate form, fit and function and to test out new and innovative ideas. Rapid is critical to many of our clients because they need to produce a physical part quickly in order to validate a design or to capture a fleeting opportunity.
Benefits of Prototypes
Show your customers and investors a model of your product
Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions, and features of your product
Test your design for its suitability
Save time and money by identifying and reducing design flaws
Improve and streamline the production process
Reduce the time and money to move to manufacturing
Create multiple versions with different colors, design ideas, etc.
While G. M. Weilacher said, “One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop”, we employ a number of tools and technologies in the production of your prototype all the way through production, including:
- Electronics and Printed Circuit Board Design & fabrication
- 3D Design
- 3D Printing
- Laser Cutting
- CNC machining
- Small scale injection molding