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How to Get Your Product Prototyped

Are you looking at getting your product prototyped? Bringing a new product to market is always exciting and turning that dream from an idea into something that you can hold is actually fairly easy. Below I will go through the steps that the pros use to get their product prototyped.

Design There are many approaches that you can take during the design phase. Typically rough sketches combined with some 2d and 3d modeling can be done to determine dimensions. Also take note of certain tolerances that your cnc or rapid prototyping machine may have. With cnc machines, you have a much larger tolerance, but for a rapid prototyping machine, you could go down to less than a millimeter depending on the machine.
3d CAD program options 3d CAD applications and programs can be expensive. I recommend Solidworks, but Solidworks can be highly expensive. Alternatives include Concepts Unlimited, Rhino, Pro Engineer and others. You don’t need anything too fancy unless you are modeling something really complex…