Product Prototyping is the phase wherein we make prototype using rapid prototyping methods such as 3D printing, Sculpting, vacuum Forming etc to create a fast prototype of our design.
Prototyping gives us the clarity on form of product in physical form. We get clarity on form factor, proportions, aesthetic appeal of product, also the dimensional verification as per CAD Model.
We also address physical problems such a sturdiness, vibrations, touch and feel of product which we cannot understand only on basis of 3D CAD model.
Prototyping is first phase of bring concept idea to physical form, we address all above mentioned parameter, and address any problems which appear at this stage. Post that we work on making those changes and prototype again addressing the final changes.
This process of optimization and value engineering is repeated till we have final version of the product, which has addressed all problems and is ready to go to market.
Once we have final prototype model, we go to next phase of tool design and manufacturing of product.