Prototyping & production

Your new design will need to be tested as part of the product development process. We can help you get prototypes built for testing, finalise the design and prepare detailed manufacturing data. We can also help you source suppliers of parts, packaging and promotional materials.

Prototype construction

Prototypes are vital tool in the product development process that identify and help resolve issues that would otherwise affect the final product.

Crucible works in partnership with a number of prototype producers in the UK and China. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in detail.

Example: Laser sintered front parts for Smart car

Prototype construction

Testing & approvals

All products require some degree of testing, and need to meet standards that are appropriate to their industry and application.

Crucible can help you find suppliers of relevant testing services and build test rigs or prototypes for your product. We can also help you identify the appropriate standards that your product needs to meet.

Testing & approvals

Production data

Preparing your production data will involve a combination of 3D CAD data files and drawings to show critical information on finishes, tolerances and other component details.

Crucible will work with you to identify which types of data are relevant to your product and prepare a 'manufacturing package' that will contain everything you need to complete the product development process.

Production data

Sourcing suppliers

If you need production suppliers for parts, assembly, packaging or marketing - we can help.

Crucible works with a network of suppliers that we have built up over 25 years who can help you with any aspect of the manufacturing and marketing of your new product. The product development process isn't complete until your new design is flying off the shelves!

Sourcing suppliers

"The benefits that Crucible brought to our business have been extensive. Their design input has substantially reduced both production costs and operating overheads. This has dramatically reduced the time taken to convert customer orders into finished goods. "

Robert Keep, Technical Director, Purite Ltd
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