Product prototyping is an integral step in the new product development process. Whether the aim is to explore new product designs or to refine solutions for existing products, the prototype development 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 product prototypes as soon as possible to validate the design of product developers and iterate quickly to bring new products to market faster.
Product prototyping is like a “toolbox” for designers and engineers to verify that the design meets the specifications or requirements defined in the product development phase.
What Type of Product Prototype is Needed?
Prototype Iterations in Product Management
The initial stages of product development from concept design to prototype development is a long and complicated process. However, this stage is very necessary before moving to mass production. The appropriate utility of prototype techniques can potentially make the new product development 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 concept models, presentation prototypes, functional prototypes, engineering prototypes, and low volume manufacturing.
Significance of Product Prototypes in Development Process
With Rigorous Practices to Verify and Refine
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.
Visual presentation models empower designers to share their concepts with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders to facilitate the clear, actionable feedback.
Functional prototype development can be used to test design iterations and perfect your product’s performance. Let any issues to be discovered and corrected well before getting to a final product, and reduced business risk.
Creating engineering prototypes that match final product makes it easier to verify design, engineering, and manufacturability before investing in expensive tools and putting them into production.
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.
Build Product Prototypes for Your New Product Development
Regardless of the stage of your idea, we have an unmatched ability to quickly create highly accurate, aesthetic, and both functional and manufacturable product prototypes, allowing you to thoroughly test and validate your designs and focus on key elements of product development.
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 in expensive 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.
Prototyping for Commercial and Office Products
WayKen’s product prototyping capabilities 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 advices based on material, process, and accuracy requirements to help solve your engineering challenges and predict potential production problems.
Prototype Development 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 engineering prototypes that are virtually identical to the real product. These prototypes can be used not only for focus groups, trade shows, and other sales and marketing events but also to facilitate design iteration, evaluation, and improvement during the product development process.
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