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4 Ways Prototyping Helps You Get Better Casting Products

It’s no surprise that in any industry people test their ideas before implementing them in full scale. Business owners, marketers, designers, oh and most notably scientists all try to make sure their products turn out the best they can possibly be.

And the casting industry has never been an exception. Prototyping, as the name suggests, is a process that casting industry specialists typically get into before mass producing the final product in order to make sure their casting ideas are worth their pennies.

Yet this is a process that many people neglect or don’t appreciate as they should.

If you are one of the people who can’t make up their minds on why prototyping is important and how it could help them get better results, then this post is for you. Here are 4 ways prototyping can benefit you:

Prototyping Helps you Choose the Best Company:

What do you expect from a casting company. Do they offer quick turnarounds? Do they use reliable materials? Whatever you expect to get from a company could actually be tested by prototyping.

According to Andrew from Hallam Castings “Before trusting a casting company and risk losing your reputation in the market, ask for some examples so you can check whether their execution is top notch.”

Prototyping Helps you Evaluate your Design:

This is the most obvious reason for making a real prototype — ideas are worth nothing if you cannot make them happen.

Real life prototypes, as opposed to software models, are especially useful in die-castings where the cost of production is extremely high. The sooner you get to evaluate the design, and try to fix the flaws, the more successful you are at avoiding potential losses.

Two of the most used methods for prototyping die cast parts are plaster mold casting and rapid die casting from cast H-13 steel dies.

Prototyping Helps you Validate your Product Idea

It’s one thing to know that your idea can be made into your desired product, it’s another to make sure the product can sell in the market or in other words validate your product idea.

Too many people go by their guts and find out that they have mass produced a product that doesn’t meet the market needs.

Prototyping can help you offer a real product to your potential customers and make sure they like it and are willing to pay for it.

Prototyping Helps you Test the Performance of your Product:

Some prototyping methods such as Rapid Die Casting and Rapid Aluminium Casting could actually give you a product with identical physical properties as the finalised version.

This way you can use your prototype in real situations and see if it can perform the way you expect.

Conclusion:

Prototyping technologies enable you to go from “I hope this idea works” to “OMG, my product is just going to rock!” You can make sure we are your best choice, evaluate your design, validate your product idea, and test the performance of your product by playing around with prototypes. So what are you waiting for?