Prototyping is an integral and vital part of Slingshot’s product development process. Creating prototypes at various stages helps the development team identify potential challenges and optimization opportunities in ways that sketching and computer modeling cannot.
Prototypes developed at Slingshot range from simple lab test models, to fully functional trade show quality samples. These models are used to test and confirm a variety of product characteristics including, ergonomics, fit and finish, color scheme, electro/mechanical function & consumer response.
-Cast Urethanes, SLA, FDM
-Cut and Sew Products
-Wearable Soft Goods
-Sheet Metal bending
For some programs, a larger number of samples are needed prior to full production engagement. These pilot production units are fundamentally identical to full production products, but can be made in quantities of dozens, hundreds, or thousands. Clients often use pilot production units to conduct field testing, limited marketing and deployment, or sampling to buyers.
Slingshot can produce pilot production runs very quickly, sometimes going from rough concept to hundreds of samples in under a month. Our speed and flexibility enable our clients to initiate acceptance or performance testing at early project stages.