The Benefits of Functional Prototypes

After extensive research and discussion, you’ve decided to move forward with a new product to add to your line. You know it’s going to be a bit costly, but it’s certainly going to be worth it in the long run. What should be your next step? A functional prototype. Why Prototype? Many small companies overlook…

After extensive research and discussion, you’ve decided to move forward with a new product to add to your line. You know it’s going to be a bit costly, but it’s certainly going to be worth it in the long run. What should be your next step? A functional prototype.

Why Prototype?

Many small companies overlook the necessity of this simple step because of the costs involved. The simple reality, though, is that it’s far cheaper to go ahead with a functional prototype than to ignore this stage of the game. There are several benefits prototyping offers that you simply won’t get with any other option.

  • Brings the Design to Life: Functional prototypes give you the opportunity to show investors and customers alike exactly how your product might work. It gives you the chance to explore ideas and get some feedback so you know what to adjust before you actually bring the product to market.
  • Allows You Time to Evaluate Materials: You have some ideas behind construction materials when you get started, but what if they don’t work quite like you’d planned? Functional prototypes give you the chance to look at how certain materials, like plastics, perform and what the shrinkage may look like before you make your final decision.
  • Speeds Time to Market: The last thing you want to do is wait any longer than you have to, and a functional prototype can give you the advantage of time because it reduces mistakes down the line, and it can allow for any certifications necessary before the full line is ever produced.

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