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A prototype is a sample or a model of a product built before the actual product. Prototyping is that stage of new product development where ideas and concepts take actual physical form, used for demonstrations and presentations. It allows engineers to experiment with different designs and concepts before choosing a final design. There are a number of professionals or agencies that undertake prototyping projects along with its related services and one can easily find them online on top freelance marketplaces like Guru.

What Does Prototyping Services Include?

Prototyping services can include hypothesis testing, foam and cardboard mock-up, 3D printing, RTV molding and casting, aluminum and steel tooling, CNC machining, building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), designing the Alpha prototype, and providing manufacturing support when needed. Many professionals provide 3D rapid prototyping services i.e. designing a prototype in a short time using sophisticated computer-aided software and 3D printers. In today’s highly competitive world, professionals and agencies, which offer online freelance services, provide their clients with a complete prototyping service package, which includes most of the above.

When looking to hire for prototyping services, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve all prototype process issues.
  • Monitor prototype part quality and perform process checks.
  • Maintain inventory of all materials in the shop and record inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Document product or process changes related to prototype.
  • Seek cost-effective, replicable manufacturing solutions.

Qualifications of Freelance Prototyping Services Professional

It is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Professional education in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Expertise in 3D modeling
  • Experience in designing with a variety of materials like wood, sheet metal and plastic
  • Familiarity with machine equipment
  • Ability to liaise with manufacturing personnel to produce the prototype

Benefits of Freelance Prototyping Services

Freelance prototyping services are more cost efficient and make the client’s work easier. Because of the freelancer’s expertise in the desired area, they are able to come up with innovative ideas and product development processes. Prototyping services help reduce production costs and issues.

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