- White Belt
- Posts: 14
- Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:24 pm
As for creating a prototype, ask yourself a few questions.
1. What is the goal of this prototype?
Is it to prove out a mechanism, work on ergonomics, figure out aesthetics, determine manufacturability, or strictly for presentation purposes.
2. Will you be showing this prototype to others?
For example retailers, manufacturers, or using it for licensing or sales or marketing?
3. Is a physical prototype necessary or will a 3D computer model suffice?
As 3D software becomes cheaper, easier to use, and more ubiquitous; more companies are skipping the prototype process. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option.
If you post the answers to these questions, then we can start offering suggestions. It sounds like archeryrob has a technique for creating aesthetic and possibly functional plastic prototypes.
Look forward to see you around,