A Product Prototype That’s Ready for Market

When developing a product, it’s important to deploy the most appropriate prototyping method at the right time during the product development process.

As a turn-key product development solution provider, Inertia has your goals in mind, working with you to select prototype methods and materials that will closely align with your project needs at each phase of development   Proof of concept prototypes can be hacked together from foam, cardboard, and breadboard electronics, while prototypes used to raise investment capital may require the product to function and look exactly like the product is ready to sell to customers.

The combination of our team of in-house designers and offshore prototype partners can deliver your prototypes with lightning speed while still being competitively priced. If your focus is speed to market and return on investment, there is no better full service prototype provider on the market.

Get to Market Faster with the Right Prototyping Services

Inertia has the expertise and technology necessary to get your product ready for the marketplace and in your customer’s hands more quickly.

Our prototyping services include:

  • Foam and cardboard mock-ups
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
  • Electronic circuit boards and circuit assemblies
  • CNC machining of plastics and metals
  • Cut and sew fabrics
  • Silicone molds + urethane casting for plastics & rubbers
  • RIM (reaction injection moulding)
  • Stamped sheet metal

There are always lessons that are learned in the process of prototype development. What makes Inertia unique is our Prototype Build Review Process, which allows us to use design feedback results to improve your product design and reduce development costs long-term. One of Inertia’s founding principles was to to reduce the time to get products to market and we take pride in achieving that goal for all our clients.

Increasing Efficiency with Integrated Product Development

One of the most common mistakes made during the prototype development stage is having multiple silos managing different elements of the project. Inertia takes a holistic approach to product development that significantly reduces the cost and time of bringing your product to market.

Integrated product development assists designers by:

  • Increasing product profitability
  • Enhancing innovation
  • Minimizing the risk
  • Saving time and costs
  • Shortening time to market
  • Eliminating scope creep
  • Reducing product delivery time
  • Strengthening competitive position

Whether it’s a medical device or a consumer product, our integrated product development solution will ensure that prototyping is completed right the first time.

Types of Prototypes We Provide

Prototypes are not a “one-size fits all” development project. There are a number of different prototyping services that should be considered to best fit your needs.

Determining the type of prototype, you need is a critical first step in ensuring you get to market as quickly as possible:

Visual concept prototypes (or cosmetic prototypes) are ideal for when you want something to support market research or sales activities. These include virtual prototypes, scale model prototypes, and mock up prototypes.

Functional prototypes (or bench model prototypes) are ideal for fine tuning a product part or sub-assembly. These are recommended for situations that have more risks associated with functionality.

Pre-production prototypes are the highest quality product prototype. These are ideal for products a high probability of going to market. They’re often built using near component manufacturing methods.

When building a prototype, there are a number of critical decisions that can make or break your ability to get the product to market. Our team is here to assist you in finding the perfect prototype solution to meet your needs. Speak to our team to learn more about how Inertia can develop a solution that is right for you.