Prototyping and Fabrication Samples

You think it, we make it!

Why work with Touchstone 3D? Because we want to ensure your success, not just make you a few parts. Our staff will work with you to understand your prototype application, budget, and deadlines. They'll select the optimal prototyping method for you, and then deliver high quality models as fast as possible. Let us use our expertise in prototyping to let you focus on the more critical areas of your project.

Types of Prototypes

Form Studies

These models are used to evaluate form, size, proportions, and ergonomics. They are used as a low cost way of homing in on the right product geometry to reduce development risk later on.

ReVibe Connect Form Studies of Wristbands
ReVibe Connect Form Studies for Screen's Watch

Appearance Models

These models are great for evaluating the aesthetics and details of the product, without investing in the time and cost of making it functional. However it is critical to understand the size and mechanical function in order to produce a realistic appearance model.

Prototyping for Sense Photonics

Proof of Concept Models

These models are used to prove functionality and learn more about key technical challenges. They range from small, isolated studies to full prototypes depending on the product. They are used to reduce risk development risk later on.

Flippin BBQ Beta Testing
Flippin BBQ Home DIY cook Prototype

Functional Prototypes

These prototypes are used to optimize the design for production. They can be used to test product functionality, assembly, or even production methods. These models are typically created in an iterative fashion and should continually increase in manufacturability.

Novocor Hypothermia Inducing Device Feasibility Prototype

Cosmetic Prototypes

Also known as tradeshow prototypes, these models are both functionl and beautiful. They are design, look, and work very similar to how they will be in production. These are used for marketing, user testing, and pre-production evaluation.

Custom Trade show Displays for Navigator Putting Aid
Dirty Larry Golf for Custom Tradeshow Displays

Low Volume Production

When quantities don't warrant injection molding or costs are prohibitive, consider low volume production. It's also a great way to get some units made while your tooling is getting made if you have an urgent need. We can use our array of in-house tools to do small runs of parts as well as help with assembly.

Ventpods Injection Molded Parts for Manufacturing Transfer

Capability Samples

We've made a lot of different designs before, and below are some examples of our capabilities. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, don't worry, we take on new projects all the time.

Our Tools

While we've got a shop full of fun toys for fabricating prototypes, here's some of our most frequently used methods:

Prototyping and Fabrication Samples

You think it, we make it!

Why work with Touchstone 3D? Because we want to ensure your success, not just make you a few parts. Our staff will work with you to understand your prototype application, budget, and deadlines. They'll select the optimal prototyping method for you, and then deliver high quality models as fast as possible. Let us use our expertise in prototyping to let you focus on the more critical areas of your project.

Types of Prototypes

Form Studies

These models are used to evaluate form, size, proportions, and ergonomics. They are used as a low cost way of homing in on the right product geometry to reduce development risk later on.

ReVibe Connect Form Studies of Wristbands
ReVibe Connect Form Studies for Screen's Watch

Appearance Models

These models are great for evaluating the aesthetics and details of the product, without investing in the time and cost of making it functional. However it is critical to understand the size and mechanical function in order to produce a realistic appearance model.

Prototyping for Sense Photonics

Proof of Concept Models

These models are used to prove functionality and learn more about key technical challenges. They range from small, isolated studies to full prototypes depending on the product. They are used to reduce risk development risk later on.

Flippin BBQ Beta Testing
Flippin BBQ Home DIY cook Prototype

Functional Prototypes

These prototypes are used to optimize the design for production. They can be used to test product functionality, assembly, or even production methods. These models are typically created in an iterative fashion and should continually increase in manufacturability.

Novocor Hypothermia Inducing Device Feasibility Prototype

Cosmetic Prototypes

Also known as tradeshow prototypes, these models are both functionl and beautiful. They are design, look, and work very similar to how they will be in production. These are used for marketing, user testing, and pre-production evaluation.

Custom Trade show Displays for Navigator Putting Aid
Dirty Larry Golf for Custom Tradeshow Displays

Low Volume Production

When quantities don't warrant injection molding or costs are prohibitive, consider low volume production. It's also a great way to get some units made while your tooling is getting made if you have an urgent need. We can use our array of in-house tools to do small runs of parts as well as help with assembly.

Ventpods Injection Molded Parts for Manufacturing Transfer

Capability Samples

We've made a lot of different designs before, and below are some examples of our capabilities. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, don't worry, we take on new projects all the time.

Our Tools

While we've got a shop full of fun toys for fabricating prototypes, here's some of our most frequently used methods:

Prototyping and Fabrication Samples

You think it, we make it!

Why work with Touchstone 3D? Because we want to ensure your success, not just make you a few parts. Our staff will work with you to understand your prototype application, budget, and deadlines. They'll select the optimal prototyping method for you, and then deliver high quality models as fast as possible. Let us use our expertise in prototyping to let you focus on the more critical areas of your project.

Types of Prototypes

Form Studies

These models are used to evaluate form, size, proportions, and ergonomics. They are used as a low cost way of homing in on the right product geometry to reduce development risk later on.

ReVibe Connect Form Studies of Wristbands
ReVibe Connect Form Studies for Screen's Watch

Appearance Models

These models are great for evaluating the aesthetics and details of the product, without investing in the time and cost of making it functional. However it is critical to understand the size and mechanical function in order to produce a realistic appearance model.

Prototyping for Sense Photonics

Proof of Concept Models

These models are used to prove functionality and learn more about key technical challenges. They range from small, isolated studies to full prototypes depending on the product. They are used to reduce risk development risk later on.

Flippin BBQ Beta Testing
Flippin BBQ Home DIY cook Prototype

Functional Prototypes

These prototypes are used to optimize the design for production. They can be used to test product functionality, assembly, or even production methods. These models are typically created in an iterative fashion and should continually increase in manufacturability.

Novocor Hypothermia Inducing Device Feasibility Prototype

Cosmetic Prototypes

Also known as tradeshow prototypes, these models are both functional and beautiful. They are design, look, and work very similar to how they will be in production. These are used for marketing, user testing, and pre-production evaluation.

Custom Trade show Displays for Navigator Putting Aid
Dirty Larry Golf for Custom Tradeshow Displays

Low Volume Production

When quantities don't warrant injection molding or costs are prohibitive, consider low volume production. It's also a great way to get some units made while your tooling is getting made if you have an urgent need. We can use our array of in-house tools to do small runs of parts as well as help with assembly.

Ventpods Injection Molded Parts for Manufacturing Transfer

Capability Samples

We've made a lot of different designs before, and below are some examples of our capabilities. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, don't worry, we take on new projects all the time.

Our Tools

While we've got a shop full of fun toys for fabricating prototypes, here's some of our most frequently used methods:

Frequently Asked Questions