Prototypes

  • Postural Support Seating System

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype used as a marketing show piece, in marketing demonstrations, testing and consumer user groups. Assembly includes 40+ components.

    • Industry:
      Consumer
    • Process:
    • Material:
    • Finish:
    • Quantity:
    • 2

    • 3

    • 4

    • 5

  • Medical Device

    • Overview:

      Medical Device

    • Industry:
      Medical
    • Process:
      CNC
    • Material:
      ABS
    • Finish:
      Paint
    • Quantity:
      1
  • Kitchen Appliance

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype. Provided engineering design support, material & process selection and full design review.

    • Industry:
      Kitchen Appliance
    • Process:
      CNC, Silicon Mold/Vacuum Cast
    • Material:
      Aluminum, High Temperature Plastic, Acrylic, Stainless Steel, POM, Nylon, ABS, Silicon
    • Finish:
      Painted
    • Quantity:
      12 working assemblies
    • 2

    • 1

  • Medical Equipment

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype assembly used for physical testing, consumer user group testing, marketing demonstrations and small volume testing. The assembly contained 40+ components. Part Maximum Size: 20” x20”

    • Industry:
      Medical
    • Process:
      CNC, Vacuum Cast, Extrusion
    • Material:
      Hei-Cast Urethane, Steel, 30% glass filled nylon, Aluminum Casting
    • Finish:
      Painted
    • Quantity:
      12 working assemblies
    • 1

    • 4

    • 3

    • 2

  • Hub-less Wheel for Wheelchair

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype assembly used for physical testing, consumer user groups and for marketing demonstrations. Part Maximum Size: n/a

    • Industry:
      Healthcare
    • Process:
      CNC, Silicon Mold, Vacuum Cast
    • Material:
      Nylon 6 30% Glass Filled, Rubber - 70/80 Shore A
    • Finish:
    • Quantity:
    • 1

    • 3

    • 2

    • 4

  • Home Beverage Appliance

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype used in marketing trade shows, for live demonstration on TV, lab testing and with consumer user groups.

    • Industry:
      Kitchen Appliance
    • Process:
      CNC, Silicon Mould/casting, 3D Printing
    • Material:
      ABS, Nylon
    • Finish:
      Paint
    • Quantity:
      50
    • 1

    • 2

    • 3

  • Volume Extrusion

    • Overview:

      Low cost low volume extrusion. Part Maximum Size: 1700mm Length

    • Industry:
    • Process:
      Aluminum Extrusion
    • Material:
      Aluminum
    • Finish:
    • Quantity:
  • Child Car Seat

    • Overview:

      Fully functional prototype used as a marketing show piece, in crash tests and with consumer user groups. Includes 80+ components. Part Maximum Size: n/a

    • Industry:
      Consumer
    • Process:
      CNC, 3D Printing, vacuum cast, low pressure cast
    • Material:
      Plastic, magnesium, steel
    • Finish:
    • Quantity:
      50+
    • 4

    • 1

    • 2

    • 3

    • 5

    • 7

    • 6

  • MRI Equipment

    • Overview:

      This is a prototype for a component for an MRI machine. It’s a good example of a large scale single piece prototype.

    • Industry:
      Medical
    • Process:
      CNC
    • Material:
      ABS
    • Finish:
      12 Days
    • Quantity:
      1

Prototype Services

Whether it is a simple mock-up, marketing model, or certification test prototype,
Inertia can build high quality functional prototypes quickly.

Examples of the prototype services we offer are:

  • Fully functional finished assemblies
  • Surface finishing (painting, plating, etc.)
  • Mechanisms, closures
  • Software, controls, power electronics
  • 3D printed plastics and metals
  • CNC machined plastics and metals
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Vacuum and thermoforming
  • Silicone mould and vacuum casting for short-runs
  • Motors, pumps, heaters, lighting, displays, etc.
  • Clear plastics