Beat competition to market with rapid prototyping and on-demand production
Electronic prototype development plays a key role in developing and manufacturing the innumerable amount of products and devices that make up the vast consumer electronics market. Why? Think of just about any consumer electronic product on the market, and it’s almost a certainty that it involves a purposeful design, incorporating many components.
Take a look around your desk: your computer, monitor, phone, headset, and any number of other devices, all may appear simple at first glance. Though the more you look at them, the more you realize that they have been carefully designed to serve a specific purpose, and they are all more complex than they may initially appear.
Why CreateProto for Development of Consumer Electronic Components?
Save days or weeks of development time with automated quoting and design feedback within hours, oftentimes faster.
Rapid Injection Molding
Quickly scale from prototyping to low-volume production and be first to market with quick-turn plastic injection molding, overmolding, and insert molding.
Quickly iterate and improve early designs with 3D-printed or machined prototypes made in production materials.
Leverage low-volume production capabilities to offer more customization options that customers demand.
Simplify your supply chain with a domestic manufacturing partner that can produce functional, end-use parts within days and provide a bridge to production.
What Materials Work Best for Consumer Electronic Components?
ABS. This reliable thermoplastic is widely used in industries like consumer electronics. It brings general-purpose performance for parts like electronics enclosures and handheld devices, and is also relatively inexpensive.
Elastomers. Available in both 3D printing and injection molding, choose from several elastomeric materials for parts that need impact resistance or flexibility. Overmolding is also available for components and products with ergonomic grips, buttons, or handles.
Aluminum. This material can be machined or formed through sheet metal fabrication to create housings, brackets, or other metal parts that need high strength and low weight are required.
Polycarbonate. This strong and extremely impact resistant thermoplastic has a low shrink and good dimensional stability. It’s a transparent plastic that is available in optically clear grades, which works well for transparent covers and housings.
We have several capabilities within our services and processes catered to the consumer and computer electronics industries. A few of common applications include: