Category Archive for: Prototyping

Finishing Techniques for Plastic Prototypes

After designing a plastic product from scratch, it’s time to have it prototyped. But what’s the best way to make the prototype’s look match that of the final product? Whether it be color, finish, or information, there are plenty of options available. Here are some of the techniques that we use at Produktworks. Color and Texture Spray Painting…

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Our New 3D Printer!

As a product development consultancy, we’ve been using 3D printers and rapid prototyping processes for many years now. We’ve typically used external prototyping vendors, such as our friends at Forecast3D, but we’ve always wanted to bring some of that capability in-house. Having a 3D printer in-house will make us much better at our jobs as…

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Product Design PSA #17

When a spiral spring is assembled into the housing, don’t mess with it any more. Something tells me I’m not going to get this back together…

Product Development 101 – Prototyping

We use a variety of rapid prototyping methods during the development process to help validate our designs. The prototype process used depends on what design and/or engineering aspects we are looking to validate. All of them have their strengths and weaknesses and we work with our clients to determine which process is best for their…

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