Prototyping moves from the detailed design development of Phase 2 to the next 3 phases: 3D drawings, 3D modeling, and physical prototyping.
During these phases, we further develop your original idea to assure the best looking product with the best quality at the least cost. In fact, with physical prototyping, we can give you unparalleled value — down to 1/3 the cost of most of our competitors. That’s what Surface.ID can do for you.
3Preliminary 3D Development. Giving Depth to Your Product.
Phase Three of our industrial design approach augments the original sketches of your product developed in Phase Two and constructs them in 3D. During this phase your product will be drawn to scale, and can be easily manipulated and proportioned in real time, to your specifications. Here we add further details like preliminary button placement and shape, surface textures, and colours. We also give the product depth for an improved understanding of its physical characteristics. This is a mission of discovery, so we create several versions of your product in 3D with modifications to each. That way you can see how different solutions can influence the final product, and therefore, your sales. You benefit because at the end of the day, there is no guess work about how the product will look on the shelf.
4Advanced Engineering. A New Perspective.
Phase Four of our industrial design approach takes the 3D solution you choose and makes it into an adjustable 3D model. You can easily see the product from every angle in real time, and you can see inside as well as outside. This phase allows Surface.ID to design how the product will fit together to further enhance its functionality, and reduce its manufacturing costs.
It is also during this phase that we apply (FEA) Finite Element Analysis. There is an old saying: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. With FEA, Surface.ID analyzes every aspect of your product to assure it will be the best product for the best price, and that there is no weak link. We check for material strength, including longevity, material compatibility, and wear on any moving parts. The quality of your product is assured by Surface.ID’s integrity.
5Physical Prototyping Services. Hands On Assessment.
Phase Five of Surface ID’s design approach allows you a hands-on analysis of your product prototype. To guarantee you the best product at the best price we have several ways of creating a physical prototype including: CNC, SLA, and SLS. Which one is right for your prototype will depend on the final product and your budget. We have highly skilled prototype manufacturers who can provide unquestionably cost effective prototyping in all three methods. In fact, we can guarantee the best prices in the industry. For example, our high quality SLS prototypes typically cost 1/6 the industry standard.
That’s value you won’t find anywhere else — that’s Surface.ID.