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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Patience is a virtue. I have been working with Global Trade for nearly 19 months. During that time there have been countless emails and a few phone calls, all of which were promptly returned and treated in a very professional manner. Our new company had no import experience and we were attempting to get a brand new product manufactured halfway around the world. Mike was a pleasure to work with. We were taken through the entire process step by step, and even given suggestions for other sources when Global did not provide a particular service. It has been hectic the last two years attempting to design, patent, and manufacture a new product. We could not have done it without the help of Global Trade and Mike! Thank you! — Jason M, president, importer of a custom cutlery product

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