Rapid prototyping has been a great enabler for big companies as it helps them in converting their concepts into products multiple times faster than ever before. Companies are now using 3D Printing technology to accelerate their product development processes.
India has a large pool of talent. Let’s keep companies aside; the individuals who are experimenting on their own new products (an IOT device, a new medical device, a drone and many more things) are also finding this technology extremely beneficial for building on their functional prototypes. The technology helps transform ideas into tangible objects which are ready to test within just a few hours. With the removal of minimum volume requirement constraint for making any product, 3D Printing has already started contributing to making manufacturing a local phenomenon.
Having served many such individual customers who are working on their own ideas and are gearing up to make their own mark makes Morphedo eligible to comment on the expectations of such customers with prototyping. Some of our customers come to us with a very little time in hand before they can test and present their products to perspective VCs or to anyone whom they are supposed to. Some customers have a 3D design file while others just come with the idea. We are proud to say that we have been able to successfully meet the expectations of our customers by delivering the products on time every time.
Let me take you through the process that we follow to make prototypes.
The process to undertake prototype
When a customer steps in just with an idea, we get them connected to our designers who then understand the requirement and roughly takes a day to come up with a 3D Design/Model. The pictures of the 3D design are then sent to the customer for verification. In case the customer sees that there is a scope for modification, we are always ready to incorporate the changes until the customer approves the design. Once the 3D design is ready, it is then translated into a file format that can be fed to 3D printers for manufacturing. Morphedo makes manufacturing possible for you via 3D Printing even if you are not an engineer or designer yourself. If the customer has the 3D file, then the steps are further reduced.
3D Printing cuts down the prototyping cost at least 10 times than the traditional way. Iterations are easy as modifications can be directly made in the 3D design file whereas, with the traditional ways every iteration would require machining and equipment to be made again from scratch.
The above picture shows a functional part made for a customer who is working on his own device. The parts were designed and manufactured by Morphedo.