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The Prototyping Blog

the prototyping blog

It's All About The Mojo

Posted by Molly Skiba on Oct 5, 2018

If you attended any of the events  The ERC has exhibited at in the past year, you're probably familiar with our interesting Mojo boxes. While the Mojo box may look like it's just a plastic "box-inside-a-box-inside-a-box", there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. 
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Topics: pilot prototyping, rapid prototype, Marketing, 3D Printing, Molded Plastic Prototype, Plastic Prototyping, Prototype Launch, prototype tools, prototyping company,, career fair

Prototypes As A Marketing Tool: A Great Way To Win Customers

Posted by Molly Skiba on Jun 22, 2017

Marketing is the lifeblood of any company. The ability to prominently showcase your product to consumers is imperative to business growth. From a prospective customer's standpoint, viewing the functionality of a part and how it will be produced can be the deciding factor. For your marketing team, being able to display your product first is the key to getting “in the door” at many organizations.

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Topics: Marketing, Speed to market, prototype

So You Need A Prototype?

Posted by Molly Skiba on Feb 6, 2017

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Topics: Upfront Engineering, Marketing, Plastic Prototype, Plastics Manufacturing, Molded Plastic Prototype, Plastic Prototyping, Injection molding, project management,

Mapp Benchmarking Conference Was a Success!

Posted by Katie Evans on Oct 20, 2016

 The 2015 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference just finished its 15th year in Indianapolis!

MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference was featured as one of the best manufacturing conferences for plastics processing executives and the Engineering Resource Center was excited to be one of 40 sponsors at the event this year. The Benchmarking Conference was packed full of best practices, leading edge benchmarkers, and top-level presentations. It's safe to say the Engineering Resource Center went home feeling nothing less of enlightened and inspired. 

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Topics: Tradeshow, Marketing, Plastics Manufacturing, Plastic Prototyping

3 Reasons Plastic Prototypes Are An Essential Part Of Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Ryan Duffey on Feb 3, 2015

How often does a representative from your marketing or sales department approach your product development staff or engineers about developing a prototype part to have on display at a trade show? If a plastic prototype isn't currently part of your marketing team's trade show checklist, your team may be missing out on an essential tool for standing out from your competition. From a prospective customer's standpoint, being able to view the functionality of a part and how it will be produced can be the deciding factor. Here are 3 great reasons to have plastic prototype parts available for viewing at your next marketing tradeshow:

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Topics: pilot prototyping, prototype design, Tradeshow, Marketing, Plastic Prototype