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Prototype creation - is an important step before sending the product into mass production

What the prototype is needed for?

A prototype is a fully functional model of a new product, produced in a full size and as close as possible to the characteristics of a serial product. Such samples are used for functional testing, strength testing, and assembly testing. With the help of a prototype, it is possible to check the operation of systems, identify and correct deficiencies before launching into mass production.

When producing a product using vacuum casting technology, a prototype will be needed to create a flexible mold.

More details can be found here - "What is the difference between a prototype and a master model?"

Basic Prototyping Techniques

  1. Printing on a 3D printer

  2. Milling on CNC machines

  3. Making a prototype by hand from model plastics, clay

The Marabu Company use 3D printing to create prototypes.

Stages of product prototyping:

  • 01

    Preparation of technical specifications

    The technical specification should contain the dimensions of the future product, a description of the appearance, principles of its operation, a list of device functions and characteristics of internal elements. Also, you may need such additional materials: sketches, drawings, photos, videos, etc.

  • 02

    Creation of a 3D model of a future product

    After receiving all the necessary information, the designer starts working on the project. With the help of special programs, he creates a 3D model of the future product.

  • 03

    Choosing a prototype creation method

    The third step is 3D printing. Depending on the purpose of the product, its size and characteristics, the most optimal printing option is selected.

  • 04

    Printing a future prototype on a 3D printer

  • 05

    Preparation of a prototype for making a mold

    Prototype processing after 3D printing and surface preparation for mold making.

3D printing of a prototype and a detailed analysis of the result will help to understand whether it was possible from the technical point of view to implement the original idea in the developed device.

Order on prototype creation

It is very easy to make an order on prototyping products, just fill in the form below. You can also contact us in any way convenient for you. More information on the page Contacts.
Please note that the production of the Marabu Company is located in Kiev, but we work with companies throughout Europe.

Order the cost calculation of services for your project

For a quick cost calculation, write in the comments overall dimensions, weight, material requirements, production volume and attach an image.

Acceptable formats of 3D-models, sketches and drawings: STL, STP, OBJ, IGES, SLDPRT, STEP, PNG, JPG, PDF.

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