Creating prototypes of products has changed the way in which manufacturing companies do business. The most important thing is the savings they generate.
Making prototypes of hardware before moving to the production offers great advantages, so it has been widely accepted as a standard practice in the manufacture. In fact, it has become a crucial part of the development phase of products. However, not all Chinese manufacturers have the resources or the capacity to handle this task. This is the reason why the manufacture of outsourcing prototypes has gained in popularity.
Many companies have an internal team that develops a prototype based on the vision of the product. Designers use their creativity to create a product that meets the needs of the business and is able to satisfy the needs of the client. However, outsourcing the creation of prototypes also is beneficial. In fact, there are specialized companies to create prototypes, instead of creating products in 3D, not physical, more complex to analyze.
Prototypes can be printed in 3D, clay modeling, with aluminum tools, injection modeling, etc. And it will always help you to lower the risk of failure or defective product. Investing in prototypes is therefore more profitable than investing in repairing failures.
Another important thing is to know that there are two types of “prototyping” process: standard and fast. Most people do not know that the prototyping and the fast prototyping are two completely different processes, since fast prototyping implies a faster product development, lower consumption of time and, therefore, associated risks.