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September 20, 2013
The Importance of Prototype Casting

Here at K&H Precision, one service that we are exceptionally proud to provide is prototype casting. We believe this to be one of the most important pieces of the manufacturing puzzle. Simply put, it’s not a part of the manufacturing process that you should take lightly. The future of your product depends on it.

 Rendering a 2D or even a 3D digital model of your idea can give you a decent idea as to what the product will turn out like. However, it’s impossible to hold a digital model. You can’t tell what the product feels like, you can’t be 100% sure that it will serve the function you need, and you can’t put your word behind a product you find yourself unsure about.

 That’s why we take prototyping very seriously here at K&H, because the success (or failure) of your product depends on it. With all the technology available today, prototyping can certainly be a part of manufacturing that is easy to overlook. Our state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design processes are an essential part of refining the idea of a product; however, our prototyping services are what make sure the actual, physical product turns out the way you always dreamt it would.

 Think about it: why would you spend all of your time and energy designing a product that goes straight into production? Such a product could have flaws in the function, form, or even the design altogether. Prototyping gives you head room in which you are able to “work out the kinks” in your design.

 Of course prototyping makes logical sense, but what about when you’re on a tight deadline?

 Think about this: your project manager is demanding something from you by the end of the week. So you rush to pump out a design that you believe will work. You’ve ran it through the CAD process and it looks solid from 2D to 3D, you’re 99.9% sure that it will work and you’ve got just enough time to produce as many as he needs. So you send over the design and the order gets completed. Only when the product arrives at your door, it doesn’t function as you planned. There’s a small defect in the design that you didn’t account for. It’s something you never would have thought of until this moment. What now?

 Prototyping can save a lot of heartache like this. It may take a little longer for you to receive your product, and you may have to learn some patience, but it could save you from producing hundreds of useless products as mentioned in the previous situation. Even one prototype can bring to light the smallest defect in your product and save you a boatload of money.

 So the next time you’re looking to manufacture, don’t go straight for the big bucks. Take a little time, iron out the details, work out the kinks, and produce a product that exceeds all expectations. At K&H Precision we’d love to help you create a product that works better than you could have ever imagined, and it all starts with prototyping.

 




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