Leveraging China Manufacturing to Get Your Prototype to Market
Designing a new product and then jumping straight to production without first making a prototype to test is like playing Russian Roulette with 5 bullets in the chamber.
Imagine importing hundreds or thousands of a product that were defective, just because the product hadn’t been prototyped and tested. It wouldn’t be your best day.
Manufacturers produce product based on the prints (engineer’s drawings) or samples provided.
Factories are not responsible for defective product if the prints or sample are not representative of the final product you want.
Prototyping and Product Testing is Essential
The only way to know if your product functions properly is to produce a prototype and then test it. Having a good trial product made by a prototype manufacturer is also needed for market research so you have a tangible, working representation of your product to show your customers.
When you’re ready to go into production and have large quantities of your product made, the manufacturer will need prints showing all dimensions and specs of the product, and/or a complete sample made from a prototype manufacturer.
Getting Your Prototype Engineered and Manufactured
We work with several excellent prototype manufacturers in the U.S. that do engineering and prototyping who we can refer you to. I wrote an in-depth article on why you should prototype and engineer your product in the U.S. as opposed to choosing China prototyping.
If you’re ready to go into production now and have engineer’s drawings already made, some Chinese factories will make a prototype for you in lieu of a production order.
Ready to talk about your prototype and whether China prototype manufacturing may be right for you? Contact us now.