<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/971708555/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">

The Prototyping Blog

the prototyping blog

New Year, New Prototype Supplier?

Posted by Molly Skiba on Dec 7, 2018

The end of the year is a time for reflection. As you reflect on the goals you've achieved in 2018 and the opportunities ahead for 2019, what would you do differently? For many of the companies we met at trade shows this year, the answer was choosing suppliers that they could truly rely on. 

Instead of repeatedly working with a company that continues to disappoint, why not start off 2019 with one you can trust?

Read More

Topics: prototype design, product launch, product development, prototype quote, plastic prototype quote

5 Ways A Functional Plastic Prototype Can Help Your Product Launch

Posted by Molly Skiba on Apr 23, 2018

Injection mold tooling is notoriously expensive. This can leave you wondering, do you really need a functional prototype? Will a 3D printed part suffice?

Injection molded prototypes are developed to prove that a design will work. They offer the advantage of testing the molding process with the production material, so any process or material design flaws are discovered early on. For this reason, injection molded prototypes can actually end up saving you money in manufacturing. Here are 5 ways your product launch will benefit from developing a production-quality prototype.

Read More

Topics: Plastic Prototyping, prototype, engineering resource center, material selection, product launch, product development, prototype quote

What To Consider When Comparing Prototype Quotes (Other Than The Numbers)

Posted by Molly Skiba on Nov 2, 2017

When it's time to purchase prototype tooling for injection molded parts, comparing quotes is a tedious part of the process. There are a variety of factors that can determine the cost of a prototyping project so it's wise to consider why one company's price is higher than another's. Without the proper knowledge, you could be comparing apples to oranges. Whether you're in the purchasing department or an engineer, here are a few things to look at when comparing quotes so that you get the best parts for your money. 

Read More

Topics: rapid prototype, Molded Plastic Prototype, Injection molding, prototype quote, rapid quote, plastic prototype quote