Introduction to Rapid Prototyping
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. However, that means little if you can’t get those products into their hands when they need them most.
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 all of our IMI factories offer NPI services, our location in Tustin, California primarily 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 diving into full production as fast as possible, all without compromising quality.
These services are quick, efficient and economical, 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 occurs effectively. . This results in a higher quality end product and cuts down on critical lead time.
In order 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 services include:
- Pre-Production Services
- Test Development
- Process Development
- Rapid Prototyping
- DFM, DFT, DFC, DFQ and DFA Analysis
- And 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.