Prototype & NPI

At IMI, we understand how important it is for you to get all your new products to market in the fastest and most efficient ways possible. Your clients have goals to accomplish and challenges to solve, and only you can help them. However, that means little if you can’t get those products into their hands when they need them most.

In a lot of ways, our new product introduction (NPI) and rapid prototyping services were designed with all of these objectives in mind — giving you a unique opportunity to reduce your total time to market — all while maintaining the highest-possible product quality. While it’s true that all of our IMI factories offer NPI services, our location in Tustin, California focuses on these aspects and proudly serves all customers across North America.

Why Rapid Prototyping and NPI Matter

At its core, rapid prototyping means that customers like you get to wield the full power of our design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing expertise to your advantage via a process that helps make sure every job gets done right the first time.

Rapid prototyping is a major benefit to many industries. It is often seen as a useful way to improve the overall design of a product, to help assist with the engineering testing process, and more. It’s also a crucial stepping stone to get into full production as fast as possible, all without compromising quality. These services are fast, efficient and wonderfully economical. Thus, giving you the power to save money, test the market prior to a “proper” product introduction, demonstrate the features of your product, and more — all without requiring you to invest in hard tooling along the way.

Not only will process development and simulation tools be provided to you, but IMI Offshore Volume Factory Representatives also visit the Tustin, California IMI factory to guarantee that all knowledge and process transfers occur in the most efficient and effective ways that they can. All of this doesn’t just add up to a higher-quality end product — it also saves you critical lead time.

In an effort to better support your successful product launch, IMI is proud to offer a wide range of NPI and rapid prototyping services for you to choose from, depending on your needs. These include:

  • Pre-production services
  • Test development
  • Process development
  • Rapid prototyping
  • DFM, DFT, DFC, DFQ and DFA analysis
  • And much more

Take full advantage of an environment that gets your product through the prototyping phase and into sustainable manufacturing as fast as possible — all while lowering your total cost per unit and increasing overall quality.

IMI: A True Partner in Your Success

Beyond the services themselves, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits from partnering with IMI that you simply won’t be able to replicate anywhere else.

Improve Quality: The one that matters the most — both to you and your clients — is improved quality. Thanks to the early and often involvement with factory quality specialists, you’ll be able to take advantage of every opportunity to improve quality requirements as they occur.

Risk Reduction: Thanks to the way our services allow us to simulate factory processes during the NPI stage, this alone goes a long way toward reducing factory production risks across the board.

Time-to-Market: our proven manufacturing process development expertise significantly reduces time-to-market. Not only do you wind up with higher-quality products that are created as cost effectively as possible, but you’ll be able to launch those products and get them into the hands of your end users faster.

If your team is ready to see these benefits in action, request a quote today!