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Apr 10, 2018

The Engineering & Design Team at 101-PROTOTYPE is a group of experts with industry-leading additive manufacturing experience. These highly trained engineers and designers can be contracted to support your in-house design team throughout the product development process from prototyping to production. They help teams use additive technologies in conjunction with traditional manufacturing methods to drive greater innovations.

By contracting with 101-PROTOTYPE, you can confidently develop products faster and in better ways that utilize the newest tools and cutting-edge technologies, materials, and processes. Be on the forefront of innovative methods by plugging in our design, engineering, and manufacturing resources throughout your product development process. It is our technology-neutral approach, dynamic resources, passionate experts, and manufacturing agility that helps companies bring their parts from concept to reality.WE CAN BUILD WHAT YOU CAN 101-PROTOTYPE—ACCELERATE, ITERATE, AND INNOVATE

The Engineering & Design Team at 101-PROTOTYPE has five areas of focus to best support you during your product development process.

Additive Manufacturing Expertise

We have extensive know-how on designing for additive manufacturing—the team has an affinity for applying additive in unique ways that address cost, time, and geometry constraints that come with traditional processes. Produce designs with additive that are otherwise impossible to make.

*Design optimization using ge nerative tools specific to additive processes

*Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) applications & development

*Intricate knowledge of additive materials and processes

*Access to cutting-edge software tools used in additive design

*Direct access to in-house additive equipment (7 technology types)

*Designing fixtures & jigs on a rapid schedule

Mechanical Concept

DevelopmentWe will develop creative yet simple design solutions to meet your product’s functional goals with the best production processes in mind for each stage of development.

*Device & enclosure development

*Component integration

*Large-scale fabrications

*CAD experts in multiple software formats

*Rapid iterative design of all parts using in-house equipment

*Methods that increase speed and decrease total cost of development

Design For Manufacturing (DFM)

GuidanceWe leverage our in-house production capabilities, as well as a large network of specialists. You can depend on our knowledge and resources to inform key design decisions—especially those manufacturing nuances that can make or break a project. Our team works together under the same roof, so we can carefully identify risks earlier in development and collaborate effectively to meet challenging manufacturing demands.

*Assembly fixture and jig design

*Design for injection molding 

Industrial Design

SupportWe take a holistic approach to industrial design on projects that further refine rough concepts to achieve elegant form and function, while also providing design-to-fabrication guidance at multiple stages of development.

*Complex surfacing

*Form finding


*Product architecture

*Additive art and large-scale installations

Advanced Prototyping

We know a lot about how to best build a prototype, whether that is to impress investors or successfully ramp-up for production and everything in between.

*Expedited prototyping that leverage 101-PROTOTYPE’s on-site 3D printing services

*In-house CNC machining, turning, casting, molding, laser cutting

*Rapid prototyping & iterative testing

*Functional, aesthetic, or fully integrated prototypes