Rapid Prototyping

Once your converted part is past the design stage, prototyping and testing are the next two hurdles to overcome. That’s where ABLE’s Rapid Prototyping program comes in. We’ll create and ship a prototype of your custom converter product in as little as 48 hours.

Die-cut prototyping

Creating a die-cut prototype is a critical final step in the design process. A prototype of your custom converted part provides a high-fidelity representation of the finished part, made to exact dimensions and specifications. A die-cut prototype allows your team to evaluate how the custom converted part looks, feels and performs with the overall product. Before you sign off on the final design, prototyping lets you perform a real-world evaluation of the part.

Our engineers and technicians will work with you to ensure the best process to create your die-cut prototype.

Prototyping for quality control

In industries like medical device and automotive, products must meet strict evaluation processes before they go to market. Tell us up front if prototyping is required to help you meet quality control standards.
  • ABLE provides quality samples of your custom converter.
  • ABLE is AS9100, ISO13485 and ISO9001 certificated.

Is prototyping always required?

When a prototype isn’t a requirement in your quality review, it’s still a smart thing to include in your process to hold the line on quality control. Prototyping has many benefits:
  • Reduces the risks associated with launching a project.
  • Saves expenses in the long run.
  • Allows for real-world testing and evaluation.

In-house rapid prototyping capabilities

Some of our competitors outsource prototyping to a third party. ABLE’s in-house prototyping services bring better results and here’s how.
  • Higher quality. The team you collaborated with to finalize your custom converter design will also oversee the prototyping project.
  • Faster turnaround. Our prototypes can be ready for shipping within 48 hours of the order.
  • Smarter decisions. Our in-house engineers ensure the best design for your project.

How does ABLE’s rapid prototyping program work?

ABLE’s rapid prototyping program is simple and helps your company meet your production deadlines.
  • Provide ABLE with a final design of the converter part in a CAD format.
  • ABLE’s water-jet cutting and laser cutting capabilities allow a quick turnaround.
  • Prototype of converter part can be manufactured and ready for shipping within 48 hours.

What are ABLE’s prototyping capabilities?

ABLE can create prototypes of your custom converted part from a variety of soft and hard materials, including foam, rubber, silicone and other materials.
  • Water-jet prototyping
  • Laser prototyping
  • Die-cut prototyping

Sample parts prototyping

When you’re wanting to test different materials, ABLE can also create multiple converted parts to find the best solution for your product.
  • Test several options to evaluate the best configuration
  • Quick turnaround at low cost
  • Reduce cost and risk

Reduce risk and increase quality with prototyping

Rapid prototyping is one of the last lines of defenses when it comes to developing your project. Prototyping transforms your project from an engineered idea into a physical part, so your team can complete the last round of testing.

Let's make a plan to build your prototype