With the year coming to a close, and a New Year dawning, we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in 2013. American ingenuity and entrepreneurship have never been greater. As such, the role of prototyping companies in helping businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to turn their product concepts into tangible models and, in many cases, products that make it to market across the U.S. and abroad has also never been greater. A prototyping company (especially a full-service prototyping company) specializes in working with inventors and entrepreneurs in designing and building new products.
At PRG Prototyping in Kansas City, the prototyping process – which we’ve written about at length here – typically begins with concept design and ends in manufacturing. Of course, there are additional services such as packaging design, marketing, and distribution that help to get the manufactured product ready for the shelves and the consumers. PRG Prototyping offers all these services and many more, but our core competencies are in designing and developing products for our clients. We value each client’s timeframe and budget, and we offer free product consultation. With 2012 very nearly behind us, it is easy to say that our team of experienced mechanical engineers, electronics engineers, industrial designers, manufacturing engineers, and plastics engineers at the 12,000 square foot facility in Kansas are anxious to see what entrepreneurs and inventors will bring with them in the coming year.
There’s something that we think every business owner or start-up entrepreneur should know about prototyping. The prototyping process is something that happens in stages. A first-run prototype is unique in that it is the first physical representation of a design concept that clients can hold in their hands. It’s an exciting moment to see something that only existed in sketches and, perhaps, 3D CAD drawings, come to life. But this initial prototype is often far from a finished product. After a first “conceptual” prototype is built, the team of engineers often go to work with the inventor or business owner and evaluate every aspect of the prototype. This typically leads to what we call a “3F” prototype. This prototype makes use of a different type of material and allows us to test the product concept for Form, Fit, and Function – hence, the 3F prototype name. After a product concept passes the 3F phase, it can go through many modifications before a final manufacturing procedure is decided upon. Through the process, our clients have come to realize that PRG Prototyping is a valued partner in designing and developing products. We also offer Virtual Prototype services for those who need help developing computer-generated 3D models of their product concepts. We now offer Custom Electronic Circuit Board Prototyping as well.
In 2013, we hope that you will consider PRG Prototyping in Kansas City for your next product concept. We look forward to helping you bring your idea to life.
The Building Your 2013 Prototype at PRG Prototyping in Kansas City article is just one of many resources designed to help inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses prepare to launch new products into the marketplace. PRG Prototyping specializes in designing and building new product prototypes – with a focus on concept design engineering, design for manufacturability, prototype development, production, and marketing presentations. PRG can also provide information on patent protection and intellectual property services.