For years, inventors have faced steep challenges regarding hardware prototyping. It’s almost as if the traditional manufacturing process with poor responsiveness, large minimum quantity requirements, long lead times, and exorbitant costs, was purposely engineered to keep designers from successfully bringing new products to market.
Fortunately, a new category of cloud-enabled manufacturing has evolved to meet the hardware prototyping needs of modern inventors, designers, and developers.
Cloud manufacturing is a relatively new concept. Manufacturers leverage a cloud-based software platform to simplify, speed-up, and bring transparency to both prototyping and production. This enables something akin to hardware prototyping as a service. There are several advantages of this approach for product designers.
In addition to giving you a portal for managing your order and project, cloud manufacturing vendors also leverage their software platform throughout the manufacturing process. They are able to smartly combine many small orders into larger ones. This means:
The great news about these new types of manufacturing companies is that they offer PCB prototyping services that take you from prototyping all the way to final product delivery to your customer. You can find a partner that offers:
This new model of manufacturing makes hardware prototyping accessible to anyone with a great idea and the skills to develop a design. It’s perfect for:
This really is the dawn of a new era for innovators. Hardware prototyping no longer needs to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. With the right partner, you’ll go from concept to customer in no time.