As designers and engineers, new ideas are often accompanied by a need for
prototyping. This is because new ideas often translate to new products. Building a
prototype of your design undoubtedly makes the path from concept to creation to
completion much smoother. This post discusses the benefits to building a prototype.
What Is a Prototype?
A prototype is defined as the first full-scale and (usually) functional form of a new
Do More Than Conceptualize Your Design
Prototyping allows you to analyze the different type of approaches to your design.
By creating a prototype, a designer can see in front of themselves the potential
problems of their design and begin to find feasible solutions.
Although this preliminary version of your design usually won’t be as fresh as the
final result, it will give you a good idea of what is going well and what went wrong in
If You’re Going to Fail, Fail Early and Inexpensively
Creating a totally new idea for a design always involves a certain degree of risk of
failure. By building a quick turn prototype, you can quickly and easily decide on an
approach that will work before dedicating a large sum of money to the production of
a faulty design.
Gain Financial Support
Developing a prototype that can demonstrate the feasibility of your design lowers
the perceived risk to potential investors. By having a prototype to present to them,
you can greatly increase your chances of your project being funded.
Euro Machining is versatile in its production capabilities and can quickly and easily
manufacture small orders to validate an engineer’s designs before ramping up into
full-scale production. With a dedicated staff and equipment available, quick turn
manufacturing becomes hassle free. We can work with engineers to develop and
design products that will work, while offering a high quality of work at a competitive
If you’re ready to begin prototyping, please contact our offices in San Jose, CA today.