Product Design Prototype and Development
Why prototype a product invention idea?
Prototyping a product invention idea has numerous benefits, and there are many reasons why inventors or companies like you will want to invest in this crucial stage of the design process.
Whether you would like to test a design before progressing, push your product into further development, require a working prototype for crowdfunding or are ready to share your invention idea with potential investors, prototyping an invention idea will make a considerable difference to your project; allowing you to refine your idea whilst giving you a competitive edge.
Product design process
Every invention is unique, and therefore every product design process is in some way different, however certain core milestones tend to remain the same or similar; ensuring you successfully pogress your invention idea forward and begin your journey to mass production.
Understand the process of going from concept idea to manufacture ready product.
Electronic prototype design
Where electronics and mechanical elements are required in the initial prototype design, we work with highly skilled electronic design engineers to ensure this is fully integrated into the design from the very beginning of the project.
Whether simple gadgets and appliances or complex machines, software apps, and systems with multiple components, electronic prototype design enables you to more accurately understand and adapt your design to respond to any potential flaws, as well as allowing you to refine your design before moving onto the next stage of the process.
CAD design & product engineering
- 3D printing
- Product prototyping or
- Mass production manufacturing
Product prototypes & design testing
In-House 3D Printed Prototypes
You can benefit from our fantastic network of trusted factories and suppliers. Whether you need a prototype or production batch we can help make it happen. We can obtain full costs for production tooling, unit costs, assembly and packaging.
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Product prototype examples
The most expensive form of prototyping, a sales prototype provides you with a demonstrable product as close to the ‘real thing’ as possible, intended to help you licence or sell your design - or any of its intellectual property.
Design Validation Prototype
Intended to prove that the design works before investing in the aesthetics of the product, design validation prototyping allows for comprehensive testing to take place; identifying areas of improvement and approving key aspects of the design, whilst ensuring the functionality of moving parts, fixings or fittings are correct.
Display Only Prototype
Used to showcase the visual aspects of the design, a display only prototype would typically be seen in an exhibition or used in marketing photography. The nature of this prototype means that the surface quality would perfectly emulate that of the final product, following manufacture.
Working Test Prototype
When the functionality of a design, moving parts or any electronics used within a product need to be tested, a working test prototype must first be created in order to demonstrate that the design is correct before moving onto the next stage of the process. Alongside this, in some cases, this form of prototyping can also be used for compliance testing and legislative approvals prior to full scale manufacturing.
3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
The most common form of prototype manufacturing, one-off parts and complex prototypes for new invention designs can be quickly and efficiently produced in different materials, and to varying qualities, dependent on need; providing a cost effective prototype solution within a matter of days.
Working with a sophisticated network of electronics specialists to bring design capabilities to different types of electronic product designs, Idea Reality provides a unique skill set for each individual project; our associates specialising in many different areas of electronics, from solar power to miniature PCB design.
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