Prototypes are essential in every step of the product development process. Whether it is to verify your design with a model that matches the real thing or to perform form, fit, and function tests, you’ll want prototypes that meet your requirements.
Rapid Prototyping allows designers and engineers to execute fast and frequent revisions of their designs. Thanks to a variety of available technologies and materials, in plastics as well as metals, 3D-printed prototypes work for both visual and functional testing.
3D2GO’s facilities offer fast design iterations, physical proof-of-concept, and scale models for customers looking to fast-track product development. Our Rapid Prototyping service helps design and engineering teams turn their ideas into reality quickly and efficiently, enabling real-time product design feedback and concept testing.
CNC milling devices enable the precision production of prototypes from aluminum, aluminum alloys, brass, zinc, tin, and many more non-ferrous metals. Create snap-fit parts, models, tools, electronic parts, product designs, and proofs-of-concept for thermal and structural trials.
With high-precision CNC milling technology, you can mill complicated wooden shapes and sculptural forms out of virtually any wood. Perfect for making industrial prototypes, milling machines are also ideal for artistic applications, custom décor items, and limited edition toys and models.
Acrylic, acetal, nylon, and ABS are quickly and easily milled with desktop and benchtop milling machines. Mill precision fan parts, gears, bearing blocks, tools, and thousands of more items for accurate proof of concepts. With hundreds of plastics to choose from, you can create limited edition toys, product prototypes, industrial prototypes, electrical parts and casings, models and so much more.
Copper clad, punch board, and other circuit board material can be easily milled with CNC milling technology. Perfect for production and educational purposes, the compact milling machines provide a quick, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution.
Even if you’ve been through this process before with a previous product, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll go through all of the same steps again in exactly the same order.
With this in mind, here’s what you can generally expect from the prototype to production process:
It’s important to go through this process thoughtfully and with reasonable expectations. However, that doesn’t mean you should get stuck in the prototype to the production process for months on end. There are a number of steps you can take to optimize and speed up this process without affecting the quality of your product.