TEST YOUR DESIGN FOR FORM FIT & FUNCTION
What Is Functional Prototype?
As your design progresses, you'll need to get working prototypes quickly with internal features for component form fit check and functional tests, which help evaluate design, materials, strength, tolerances, assembly, working mechanisms, and manufacturability.
Functional prototypes can help prove and perfect your design in rigorous testing scenarios. With prototypes made of engineering-grade materials in a range of alternative technologies, you can reveal how your product performs before market production.
In fact, building functional or working prototypes is indispensable and should be considered as a necessary phase during the New Product Introduction (NPI) process. It is often viewed as an “Insurance Policy” before committing to expensive mass production runs.