Prototype Engineering

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Every successful product starts out with a prototype. In fact, according to Wikipedia, the word “prototype” comes from the Greek “prototypon” which means “primitive form.” There is no sales-ready product that did not start out as something far more primitive. If you look at prototypes of famous gadgets, you’ll see that many of them are crude versions of the final product (see: Supersoaker) or are virtually unrecognizable (see: Apple 1, Atari).

However, while it’s true that many prototypes aren’t very pretty to look at, they are the first versions of successful products for one reason: they worked. A prototype should function more or less like the finished product, even if it looks nothing like it.

Creating successful prototypes isn’t easy. Sure, there’s the popular image of the lone genius alone in his garage, stringing wires together and building computers. But more often than not, companies turn to prototype engineers who help them take an idea and turn it into something that works.

Prototype & Short-run Services is a company that offers comprehensive prototype engineering services to customers in a wide range of industries. The company specializes in metal parts for aerospace, medical, electronics and military applications. By helping clients refine their designs, Prototype & Short-run Services helps ensure that the final product is the best it can possibly be.

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