Innovative Prototype Design Engineer in the UK

A prototype design engineer can create functional prototypes for testing and validation purposes. This ensures that any potential product issues are identified early in the development process, saving time and money.

Why Hire a Prototype Design Engineer?

A product idea is only as good as its actual production and use. A prototype design engineer gives you an edge by turning your vision into reality. They will use their know-how of engineering principles to create models that can be used to test the feasibility of new designs.

Here are just a few reasons how you can benefit from hiring a prototype engineer:

  1. A prototype design engineer can help you save time and money.
  2. A prototype design engineer can help you create a product more likely to succeed.
  3. A prototype design engineer can help you bring your product to market faster.
  4. A prototype design engineer can help you create a better user experience.

 

The D2M Advantage

With more than 12 years of experience in product design and prototyping, D2M has a track record of developing excellent products and introducing them to the market. Our team is composed of highly qualified individuals who bring different areas of expertise to the table.

To ensure that your intellectual property is protected, we work closely with chartered patent attorneys who have your best interests in mind.

Mark-1-prototyping

The Mark 1 prototype could be any or a combination of the following: a plastic, textile, metal, wood, mechanical or electronics prototype. It may focus on proving one or both of the following: form or function. Typically, this prototype would not be a visually attractive prototype!

mark 2 product prototype

This type of prototype will largely be built from bespoke parts from the agreed CAD model. ‘Off the shelf’ parts will be used where appropriate. This type of prototype should have improved functionality over the Mark 1 prototype and will be similar in form and materials to the final product.

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Prototype Improvements will often take the feedback from trialling the prototype and make some minor amends before further detailed design work is undertaken. This can be used to mitigate risk and refine areas of the new product idea using the current prototype.

Further design for prototyping

Beyond the Mark 2 prototype, it can be necessary to complete further prototypes to finalise the design and the development of a product. Normally this is only the case with complex products such as pushchairs or electric golf trollys. However, sometimes even small products will require further prototypes to refine the design before production.

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This type of prototype will largely be built from bespoke parts from the agreed CAD model. However ‘off the shelf’ parts will be used where appropriate and ideally these are the same components that will be used for manufacture. This type of prototype is used to confirm final engineering changes for manufacture before tooling.

Aesthetic Prototyping

This type of prototype will largely be built from bespoke parts from the agreed CAD model. ‘Off the shelf’ parts will be used where appropriate and where they are true representations of the final product. This type of prototype is unlikely to function as intended but will be similar in form, and materials to the final product.

This type of prototype is often used for plastic casings and small plastic products that are relatively simple. We have a fully equipped workshop for assembling plastic prototypes, spray painting and a 3D printer that can rapidly component parts in a range of materials.

Utilising our experience across a range of complex mechanical prototypes including use of: motors, valves, folding systems, pumps and cutting devices, we can create mechanical prototypes to prove the concept before refining into presentable prototypes that function effectively for testing the product with users before going into production.

In combination with our component suppliers with milling and welding capability, we have built various metal prototypes of frameworks for industrial products and also durable working component for small consumer goods.

We have worked in various woods on a range of size products from full-size furniture to smaller decorative items.

How It Works

Pitch Your Product

We can’t wait to hear your idea from you! Just fill out our contact form with basic information about yourself, and we will be in touch soon.

Consultation

A design engineer will contact you to discuss the rest of the details. We’ll ask you some questions that pertain specifically to creating a project proposal, so feel free to get as creative or specific as needed.

Project Proposal

We’ll provide a comprehensive project proposal that includes all of the necessary information to get started on your next big undertaking. The initial discussion and negotiation will take place during this time.

Product Development

Our engineers will create product specifications that will guide the manufacturer during production. We source high-quality materials and components.

Reach out to Us

We value honesty and integrity. Time and effort are valuable resources; we tell our clients upfront if their idea is feasible instead of stringing them along for our short-term gain or profit. If we see potential in your product and believe that we can provide the support necessary to develop it, we would be more than happy to assist you every step of the way.

Contact our prototype design engineers to get started.

Let us help you bring your new product to market.

If you’re looking to develop a new product or re-design an existing range but lack the in-house capacity or expertise to make it a reality, get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. 

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