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We’ve made it our business to be the real experts at manufacturing plastic prototypes

There are a number of solutions that your prototype can be created with. For example, a design that needs to be tested quickly and on a tight budget would best be suited to 3D printed product prototyping as this reduces the initial cost when testing.

If the prototype from the design needs to be highly accurate, fully-functioning, and quickly manufactured then CNC machined prototypes are the way to go! Read on for more details.

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes​

This often involves developing a prototype for the purpose of satisfying key stakeholders that the concept is technically feasible.

The key purpose of proof-of-concept prototypes is to focus on, understand and address identified risk areas.

Addressing technical risks upfront can significantly reduce the risk and cost of the commercial product development process.

Demonstration Prototypes

These prototypes are often useful for obtaining management commitment, government grants, and securing investment and pre-sales agreements.

A focus here is often to present the prototype so it appears to function as the final product. However, demonstration prototypes do not need to be fully functional, thoroughly tested and ready for production or commercial sale.

 

Machine Prototyping

The plastic product prototyping stage really is exciting! It’s the first time that you get to see the product you have envisioned for so long in the flesh.

This stage takes your final 3D design and transforms it into a physical prototype that you can test. Machine prototyping allows us to ensure that the dimensions are correct and that the component is fit for its purpose, whatever that may be.

You’ll be given the option to have your prototype built either onshore or offshore. There are definite benefits to both options and we’ll help you choose the right process for your requirements.

The basis:

3D data and/or drawings of the component.

The result:

Prototypes whose quality is virtually indistinguishable from that of series products. And to make sure you accomplish your goals quickly, we take charge of the complete process chain from tool construction to the production of injection moulding parts. We are fast, flexible and reliable. Prototypes, pre-series and small series parts are really ready when you need them.

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Do you have an idea for a product that you would like to bring to reality? Speak to one of our new product design managers.

Our 5 Step Process

 

 
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Identifying

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  • Find someone you can talk with about your idea that has experience
  • Build a relationship
  • Find someone you can trust
  • Meet & greet
  • Make a decision to proceed

Visualising

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  • Meeting to discuss product design brief
  • Receive detailed proposal and engage our team
  • Innovative concept designs for your consideration
  • Innovative & dimensional product designs
  • Engineering and polymer analysis

Prototyping

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  • Final approval on 3D models
  • Select best method of prototype:
  • Rapid prototyping, 3D printing, CNC machined, Silicone tooling, Vacuum cast
  • Analyse prototype
  • Get feedback and input from trusted parties

Commercialising

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  • Awareness and Direct Marketing
  • Sales distribution channels to market
  • Sell sell sell
  • Product improvements
  • Additional products to create a product range
  • R&D – PWC

Manufacturing

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  • Mould manufacture
  • Off tool samples for your approval and testing
  • Manufacture of your product
  • Quality assurance
  • Packaging and distribution

 

 
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