Prototyping is an important part of the product design process. Good design comes with building and testing idea’s as early as possible with prototypes and models.

functional models

We test the functional models and develop the idea’s into potential concepts, or drop the solution if it appears to be unstable, non reliable or just inferior compared to other solutions.

ergonomic models

Another type of models that we create are ergonomic models. These are very early mockups, mainly from easy materials like foam, to test interaction and ergonomics.

After we tested potential solutions with these ergonomic models we take the design a step further. For this we create early 3D CAD models and print the parts on 3D printers. This helps so further test functionality and ergonomics.


During the engineering phase of a project we build multiple prototypes. In the earlier stages of the CAD engineering we 3D print models or only some parts of the total product. This is also a great way to evaluate final shapes.

More towards the end of the 3D engineering stage we build a fully functional prototype.

These prototypes are very high quality, often CNC machined, coated, with graphics, motors and fully usable.

Building prototypes is cheaper then mould making and production, therefore we normally do extensive testing with prototypes. And after evaluation do some cycles of optimization engineering, prototyping and testing again.

This helps to make the step to production more predictable and less risky.

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