A quality prototype can be vital to your invention’s success. Through our network of partners and fabricators we help independent inventors and companies create and produce quality prototypes that properly illustrate your invention’s functionality and aesthetic design.

A variety of fabrication methods are available for creating prototypes for varying uses and levels of complexity:

  • 3D printing (SLA, Polyjet, etc.)

    • A 3 dimensional object is created by a 3D printer that lays down successive layers of material

  • Machined

    • A computer feeds information from a CAD model to cut an object, a process also called CNC

    • CNC controls the movement of a lathe, mill or other cutting device to precisely cut out an object or parts

  • Cut and Sew

    • The prototypes for soft goods are often created and assembled by hand

  • Low Production Tooling

    • Creating tools or other manufacturing aids such as molds, jigs and patterns specific to the project

  • Hand Fabrication

    • Quick sketch prototypes can be created and shaped by hand.

    • Foam and wood are commonly used as they are easy to cut and sand to create forms.