Sure we make prototypes, but there’s more to it than that

The purpose of building prototypes is to communicate ideas, capture knowledge and improve product designs.

Because we have in-house design engineers we can advise you on the best prototype materials and methods so what you get is exactly what you need.

We can also review your designs before prototyping them and advise on possible improvements so that you get the very best value out of your prototypes.  Since we are a turn-key product development solution provider, we have the long-term view in mind, and will help you select the most appropriate prototype materials and methods that will most closely represent the final manufactured product.

During the prototype build process we capture the learning of what could have been done better using our Prototype Build Review Process and feed that information straight back into the design, something which typical stand-alone prototype shops can’t deliver.  This knowledge capture and design feedback results in reduced time to market and development cost.

Whether it is a simple mock-up, marketing model, or certification test prototype, Inertia can get you high quality functional prototypes quickly. Examples of the prototype services we offer are:

  • Fully functional finished assemblies

  • Surface finishing (painting, plating, etc.)

  • Mechanisms, closures

  • Software, controls, power electronics

  • 3D printed plastics and metals

  • CNC machined plastics and metals

  • Sheet metal fabrication

  • Vacuum and thermoforming

  • Silicone mould and vacuum casting for short-runs

  • Motors, pumps, heaters, lighting, displays, etc.

  • Clear plastics

  • Prototype – Medical Device

    Prototype – Medical Device

  • Prototype -Medical Equipment

    Prototype -Medical Equipment

  • Prototype – Printer Cover

    Prototype – Printer Cover

  • Prototype – CNC Machined Motor Housing

    Prototype – CNC Machined Motor Housing

  • Prototype – Powertool Housing

    Prototype – Powertool Housing

  • Prototype – Wheel Cover

    Prototype – Wheel Cover

  • Prototype – Automotive Hood Grill

    Prototype – Automotive Hood Grill

  • Prototype – Rubber Fittings

    Prototype – Rubber Fittings

  • Prototype – Housing Cover

    Prototype – Housing Cover

  • Prototype – Medical Device Cover

    Prototype – Medical Device Cover

  • Prototype – Consumer Appliance Housing

    Prototype – Consumer Appliance Housing

  • Prototype -Child Car Seat

    Prototype -Child Car Seat