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The Prototyping Blog

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Why Plastic Prototypes Are An Important Part Of Your World

Posted by Molly Skiba on Jan 8, 2019

Plastic prototypes may not sound exciting but they often don't get the credit they deserve for the important part they play in our world. Take a moment to look around. Almost every plastic product you use started as a prototype; the components of the keyboard you’re typing on, the lid on your coffee thermos, the shell of your computer mouse, even things you don’t see, like a valve inside your sink. 

Even simple looking parts require an engineer’s brainpower and attention for months before they are ready to be put into a working product. Each plastic part in a product has to be carefully designed, developed, tested, sometimes even re-tested, before getting approval for production. The slightest design error can cause an entire assembly to fit improperly. Plastic prototype partsThat's why we're here to help companies launch their products quickly without any hangups. Our engineers, designers and toolmakers all play their part in designing the tooling that is used to mold functional plastic parts that are identical to the finished product. The production-grade prototypes we produce allow engineers to work out the kinks and see how the parts will perform before sinking money into mass production.

Make 2019 "The Year Of The Prototype" and appreciate what they do for your world. And if your company wants a better prototyping partner this year, we'll gladly quote your project!