Product Prototyping

Product prototyping is an integral part of the new product development process. Whether the aim is to explore new product designs or to refine solutions for existing products, The product prototype can be a valuable tool.

Why Product Prototype Development?

The "toolbox" for testing and validation in product development

The business strategy of companies has been transformed to “respond to market demand quickly”, and the time factor is above all. Under the requirement, the competitiveness of companies lies in how to create new product prototypes as soon as possible to validate the design of product developers and iterate quickly to bring a new product idea to market faster to appeal to your target audience.
A product prototype is like a “toolbox” for designers and engineers to verify that the design meets the specifications or requirements defined in the prototype development process.

Product Prototype Development - WayKen
Product Prototype - WayKen

What Type of Product Prototype is Needed?

Prototype Iterations in Product Management

From idea to first prototype, it can be said that the initial stages of product development from concept design to prototype development are a long and complicated process. However, validate if idea works is very necessary before moving to mass production. The appropriate utility of prototype techniques can make the product prototyping processes more dynamic and effective, reducing the chance of failure. In fact, product prototypes can be verified throughout the entire design and development cycle, including the physical prototype, visual prototype, working prototype and low volume manufacturing. 

Significance of Product Prototypes in Development Process

With Rigorous Practices to Verify and Refine
  • Realize And Explore Concepts
    Build product ideas into a manageable scope while working to establish the critical details and fully understand the design intent through proof-of-concept prototypes.

  • Communicate Ideas Effectively
    Visual presentation models empower designers to share their concepts with colleagues, clients and stakeholders to get valuable insights and facilitate clear, actionable feedback.
  • Design Iterations More Flexible
    Functional prototype development can be used to test design iterations and perfect your product’s performance, get the final design. Let any issues be discovered and corrected well before getting to a final product, and reduce business plan risk.

  • Move To Full Production With Confidence
    Creating a working model that matches the final product makes it easier to verify the design, engineering, and manufacturability before investing in expensive tools and putting them into production.

  • Cost-Effective Low Volume Manufacturing
    Rapid tooling and custom low-volume production will be able to bridge the gap between prototype and production and make your product go to market faster at an affordable price.
  • Product Prototypes in Development Process - WayKen

    Build Product Prototypes for Your New Product Development

    Regardless of the stage of your idea, Our prototype designer has an unmatched ability to quickly create highly accurate, aesthetic, and both functional and manufacturable product prototypes. And validate your prototype design with full prototype testing.

    Prototype Development - WayKen

    WayKen's Product Prototyping Capabilities are Available Throughout Your Development Process

    WayKen has been dedicated to providing fast, efficient product prototyping and rapid manufacturing solutions for all walks of life of companies across industries, from commercial to consumer products, from instruments and equipment to digital products and appliances. We specialize in a variety of prototyping and manufacturing technologies, offering CNC machining, 3D printing, vacuum casting, rapid tooling, and low volume injection molding to maintain a competitive edge with innovative services and a highly skilled workforce. We will work together with you through every step of the product design process, striving to be your best full-service product development partner in the industry.

    Product Prototypes of Instruments and Equipment

    We have experience creating complex working mechanism product prototypes that simulate the end-use product to check the form and fit, ensuring that all components are accurately assembled with expensive industrial equipment and multi-part instruments; using the same engineering-grade plastic and metal materials as the final product, verifying the mechanical function, electrical properties, chemical resistance, thermal properties and life testing of the product. As a result, you can get a clear picture of how a part or component will operate when it represents the real environment of its actual application.

    Product prototype of instruments and equipment - WayKen
    Product prototypes of devices commercial - WayKen

    Prototyping for Commercial and Office Products

    WayKen’s product prototyping services are well suited for manufacturers of commercial and office automation equipment (OA products). The prototype development requires manufacturing to exact specifications that faithfully represent important attributes of the final product, such as component fit accuracy, dimensional tolerances, and mechanical properties. We leverage our technical experience in high-precision CNC machining to provide optimal manufacturing expert advice based on raw materials, process, and accuracy requirements to help solve your engineering challenges and predict potential production problems.

    Prototype for Consumer and Appliances Products

    In the competitive consumer products field, everything we do here at WayKen is focused on providing the best quality prototyping in the industry — on time and cost. We can respond quickly to any project development request in a matter of days, providing one-stop support from prototype machining to surface finishing. We can create high-quality visual presentation models and fully functional high fidelity prototypes that are virtually identical to the real product. These prototypes can be used not only for focus groups, user testing, trade shows, and other market research but also to facilitate design iteration, evaluation, and improvement during the development process.

    Consumer Product Prototyping - WayKen

    Machining Processes for Prototype Product Development

    WayKen provides comprehensive product prototype machining services. From concept to reality, we ensure effective machining solutions, strict quality control, and rapid turnaround to quickly move your product development process.

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    CNC Machining

    Precision CNC machining for custom metal and plastic parts using advanced 3-axis and 5-axis machines. Services include milling and turning with tight tolerances and high standards.

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    Vacuum Casting

    The vacuum casting process provides detailed urethane casting parts using silicone molds. It is suitable for rapid prototyping and low-volume production at an affordable price.

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    Rapid Tooling

    Injection mold tooling solutions for prototypes and low-volume production with our rapid tooling services. Get benefits from expert engineering support and quick turnaround.

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    3D Printing

    Professional 3D printing services including SLA and SLS for prototyping and production with complex geometries. Instant quotes and order 3D printed rapid prototypes today.

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