Prototyping

  • MACHINING

    We prototype white foam models as part of the early concept phase so ergonomics and form can be evaluated along side the designs in 2D.

  • SLA PROTOTYPING

    Prototyping components allows us to prove out any functional aspects of the design as well as enabling the form of the product to be understood.

  • MECHANICAL MODELS

    We develop fully functional working models & prototypes so designs can be evaluated prior to fully detailing the product.

  • APPEARANCE MODELS

    We create fully finished appearance models so designs can be visualised and reviewed at an early stage in the design process.

Prototyping services at Gm Design Development


Prototyping is an important activity in proving out form, function and technology at an early stage of the design process.

It forms a key part of the development process at Gm Design Development. Visual models can allow customer research to be carried out. Ergonomic models can help to ensure the product can be used easily and comfortably. More technical based models and rigs can be prototyped to prove out the mechanical design prior to manufacture.

Rapid prototyping methods such as stereo-lithography (SLA) are also used extensively to prototype components that replicate exactly the 3D CAD. This enables fully defined mouldings to be evaluated prior to tooling.

We can offer the full range of services including:

  • Ergonomic models
  • Rapid prototyping – Stereo-lithography (SLA)
  • Technical models – test rigs
  • Fully finished appearance models
  • 3D Printing
  • CNC machining