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The Prototyping Blog

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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

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

5 Tips for Making Your Next Prototype Design Project Easier & Faster

Posted by Matt Sweeney on Aug 28, 2014

In today’s highly competitive, global market, product manufacturers are presented with both time and cost challenges associated with production mold development. To avoid delays and reduce risk for costly design changes, it is becoming more common for the development and manufacturing of parts to be treated as parallel steps. The sharp line that was once drawn between development and production is now, oftentimes, blurred with manufacturers leaning on input from market representatives, focus groups or conducting market tests. This process, along with the following design recommendations, can eliminate post-development issues and delays, while bringing your product to market faster.

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Topics: pilot prototyping, prototype design, rapid prototype, Draft, CAD

7 Guidelines Every Design Engineer Needs to Know for Pilot Prototyping

Posted by Ryan Duffey on May 12, 2014

When design engineers come up with a new product concept, the step prior to production is to create a prototype of the item in order to test it for form, fit and function. But these steps can be taken even further, as some designers and engineers may wish to put their product into the hands of customers or end users before it's green-lit for production. It's this beta-phase that is known as "pilot prototyping."

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Topics: pilot prototyping, design engineer