Prototyping and Testing
As part of an integrated design process Optima can provide physical prototypes to validate both function and form. These are often crucial in a full product development cycle.
The benefits of CAD driven rapid prototyping and testing techniques are numerous. Some of which include: reduced development time; safer, leaner and more visually sophisticated final products; functional prototypes for testing; convincing appearance prototypes; and prototypes that can be used for promotional activity and marketing.
Optima have established relationships with several key suppliers ensuring the lowest cost and the most appropriate prototyping methods.
- We can offer a wide range of processes including:
- SLA (Stereolithography)
- SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)
- Vacuum Casting
- Soft Tooling
- Thermojet Wax Models
- CNC and Traditional Machining
- RIM (Reaction Injection Moulding)
- Appearance model building and finishing
- Prototype and Rig Building
Please contact us to discuss your prototyping requirements and how the most appropriate rapid prototyping technology can be integrated into your product design regime.