Pivot offers product prototyping services as part of our standard development package. We work with you to determine the best route for you and your product. We understand the importance of prototyping and keep it at the heart of our business. Our expert designers will guide you every step of the way and offer suggestions and critical analysis, enabling you to make the best decisions and go to production with a design that is right for your product. This allows you to fully understand your design before committing to expensive production costs and helps iron out any issues you may uncover without having to buy commercial quantities of materials.
Prototype Development Process: Prototyping is a flexible and dynamic process that uses many different mediums to create a model for your new product. It demonstrates its functions and abilities in a way that no computer-generated model can. Whether it is a full-size prototype or a scaled prototype model, a professionally prepared prototype gives you and your team the confidence to commit to production tooling and costs or highlight any shortcomings so that you can address them. Prototyping is a necessary step that allows you to explore, test, and modify your product at the early stages of design and before you seal into a final iteration.
Rapid Prototyping Services: Prototyping can take many forms and ranges from a detailed model produced by craftsmen to highly detailed designs manufactured on modern 3D printing equipment. These computer-controlled devices recreate your designs in thermoplastic materials by building the structure from the ground up and can be used to produce a number of sub-assemblies, which can then be fitted together to produce a larger and more complex assembly. Often referred to as Rapid Prototyping, these 3D material printers are becoming increasingly adaptable and have the flexibility to manufacture almost anything you can imagine. Regardless of how complex your design may be, these devices offer an unbridled service that can add internal detail to the product, making it more realistic. The modern materials used in rapid prototyping allow secondary manufacturing techniques such as machining, drilling, and tapping to be carried out and still retain the strength to make your prototype robust and hardwearing enough to be treated as the intended product.