Once the product development process has been completed, it is sometimes necessary to make a prototype to verify that a design can be manufactured repeatedly. This could be due to the complexity of the part design, different material combinations when making insert moulded components or to help verify another post production process.
Prototype can also be made to assist our Clients validate that their design is acceptable to the end user and can often be used in clinical or user acceptance trials that will feedback into the final design before mass manufacturing.
At Baron we employ several methods to make prototype components for our Clients, from vacuum casting, 3D printed components, 3D printed moulds through to single cavity aluminium or hardened steel moulds. Each prototyping option provides pros and cons depending on the requirements of our Clients demands.
Prototyping is an important step in the product development process and will help in defining if your product is viable for manufacturing or your chosen market will accept your final design.