Building a new product can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. After all, you want to share your new idea with the world, but you may not know how exactly to go about it. One important step in the process is building a prototype of your prospective product. Here’s what you need to know:

What is a prototype?

A prototype is essentially a first draft of your product. In some cases, it can be just a simple, hand-drawn sketch. But in the majority of cases, it’s a fully functional, completely physical product. In other words, once you’ve finished designing your product on paper, you build a a model, or a prototype, to see how it looks, feels, and works in real life.

Why is prototyping important?

Prototyping is a critical portion of the design stage. By skipping it, you risk releasing a faulty product onto the market. Here are just some of the reasons why you should build one, two, or several prototypes before building the final product:

At Piper Plastics, our dip molding technologies can help you build an affordable, yet effective, prototype for your product. To learn more, contact us today.

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