Prototype Manufacturing and Machining Services in China

Designing a new product and then jumping straight to production without first making a prototype to test is like playing Russian Roulette with 5 bullets in the chamber.

Imagine importing hundreds or thousands of a product that were defective, just because the product hadn’t been prototyped and tested. It wouldn’t be your best day.

Manufacturers produce product based on the prints (engineer’s drawings) or samples provided. Factories are not responsible for defective product if the prints or sample are not representative of the final product you want.

The only way to know if your product functions properly is to produce a prototype and then test it.  Having a good trial product made by a prototype manufacturer is also needed for market research so you have a tangible, working representation of your product to show your customers.

When you’re ready to go into production and have large quantities of your product made, the manufacturer will need prints showing all dimensions and specs of the product, and/or a complete sample made from a prototype manufacturer.

We work with several excellent prototype manufacturers in the U.S. that do engineering and prototyping who we can refer you to. (Mike Genung wrote an in-depth article on why you should prototype and engineer your product in the U.S. as opposed to choosing China prototyping in the July 2011 newsletter.) If you’re ready to go into production now and have engineer’s drawings already made, some Chinese factories will make a prototype for you in lieu of a production order.

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What Our Customers are Saying

When I decided to have my product manufactured overseas, I started by contacting manufacturers directly via the web. The responses I received were few and far between, and the communication was poor, to say the least. After several months of receiving the run-around from several manufacturers, I had all but given up on my hopes of bringing my idea to market. After some research I came upon the Global Trade Specialists site, and sent off an e-mail to Mike inquiring about having my product manufactured overseas. I received an immediate reply, and Mike walked me through every step of the process in a way that made it seem “too easy”. Even though my first order was a small one, the service and attention that I received was above and beyond what I expected. I am still astounded at how easy Mike and his company made the manufacturing process. My only regret is that I did not find Global Trade Specialists in the earlier stages; I look forward to a continuing relationship with GTS. — John B, owner, supplier/importer of custom tires

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