4 Ways To Make Prototypes For Your Business Products
When you have an idea for a great new product for your business, much of your success will depend on whether or not you can develop an outstanding prototype.
Since potential investors and buyers will want to know exactly how your new product works and what’s involved in its creation, you’ll need to go all-out when creating your prototype. As to the ways you can do this, here are four options you should consider.
More and more, 3-D printing is being used for various applications within the business world. If you want a state-of-the-art prototype, 3-D printing is a great option.
Since the prices of 3-D printers have decreased dramatically in recent years, you may be able to purchase one yourself.
If not, numerous design companies offer this technology to customers. No matter whether your prototype will be big or small, chances are 3-D printing can bring it to life.
Digital Product Design
In some cases, you may not need an actual physical prototype of your product. If so, you can turn instead to digital product design.
Advanced software that is easy to integrate within other networks, can allow you to give a presentation in 3-D without having something you can hold in your hand.
As an added benefit, you can send your presentation to others who may be thousands of miles away, saving everyone plenty of time and money.
When a physical prototype is a must, manufacturing materials such as expanding foam may be needed. Often used for prototype development regarding medical products, consumer goods, and industrial products, expanding foam has one advantage in that it is a relatively cheap material to use. As a result, many beginning inventors often choose this material.
Should you think your prototype would look best when made from plastic, there is actually a moldable plastic known as Shapelock that is now available for use in the United States.
Costing only about $15 per container, it can be heated up with a hair dryer or in a microwave. Once it’s warm, it becomes very pliable and can be molded into any shape you wish.
After it dries, the plastic becomes very hard, giving you a durable 3-D version of your prototype. Best of all, it can be used over and over again.
Once you create your prototype and show it to investors and customers, it may not be long until you soon see your product available for sale around the world.
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