PROTOTYPING

Bring Your Product Vision to Life

One of the biggest hurdles clients face when creating a new product is explaining their vision to others, whether it’s prospective investors, customers or licensing partners. Nothing does that better than a physical prototype. More than just a tangible representation of your product, prototypes are a valuable part of the overall product development process. They enable you to raise capital, conduct testing, expose design flaws and reduce manufacturing costs before entering full production.

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HOVER TO SEE A CLIENT'S  DESIGN BECOME A PROTOTYPE

OUR PROTOTYPING CAPABILITIES

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3D Printing
(SLA, SLS, FDM)

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Laser, Waterjet & Plasma
Cutting

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RTV Short Run Tooling
25-50 Units, Plastic Parts

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Machining
(CNC Turning & Milling)

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Assembly

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PCB
(Bare Board & Fully Populated)

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Packaging

DESIGN - TEST - REFINE

OSE has more than 20 years of prototyping experience and a full range of technologies available. We’ll help you find the right balance between budget-friendly prototyping and a fully functional model that gives you abundant insights into your product before placing it into full production.

Our prototypes range from sheet metal fabrications (e.g., automotive parts, appliances) to printed circuit boards (PCB) to resin 3D printing (e.g., injection molds, dental aligners).   

 

Using the computer-aided design (CAD) files created in the design phase, we help you identify the prototyping method that best serves where you are in the development cycle. In many cases, you’ll have more than one prototype iteration as your product goes through various stages of design, testing and evaluation.  

 

At each stage, you’ll learn something new and refine your design. This cycle will repeat until you’re completely satisfied with your design and are ready for manufacturing.

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4 WAYS TO USE PROTOTYPES DURING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

COLLECT MARKET RESEARCH & GAIN INSIGHTS

Who is the target audience?

How large is the target market?

Would they use the product?

What unmet need does the product fill?

What do end users like or dislike about it?

CONDUCT TESTING & IMPROVE THE PRODUCT DESIGN

Does the product function as intended when tested?

How consistent is the user experience? 

How does it compare to similar products?

Is the design aesthetically pleasing?

Is it compatible with other brands, if applicable?

RAISE CAPITAL & VALIDATE PRODUCT VIABILITY

How is the product  better/different than other available goods?

Can investors see the short- or long-term potential?

Would vendors stock in on their shelves?

Have you been able to get any early sales commitments?

DECREASE MANUFACTURING COSTS

Are better alternatives available for any of the parts or materials?

What's the most cost-effective manufacturing process?

Should you purchase OEM or make your own?

What quantities should you produce?