25611 Hercules Street, Valencia, CA 91355 | Office 661.257.0066

Inventions & Prototyping

You’ve got an idea…a scribble on a napkin…or even just a list of objectives. That’s where Valencia Plastics comes in. When one of our stock bottles won’t cut it for your product, use our Concept to Shelf process to custom design a package that’s exactly right for your inventions.

If speed-to-market is important to you, and you need a partner who understands your supply chain while providing a package that will turn heads on the store shelf, allow our designers and engineers to work with you on getting your product to the market in a timely fashion. Bringing your ideas off the notepad and into production is our specialty. Our design and development services carry a product from idea to concept to development to the store shelves.


Inventor Steps for Concept to Shelf

Concept to Shelf in 5 Steps

Step 1: Discovery

Customers come to us all the time with a new product Idea or a totally new invention something never before though off the most important step would be to conduct a search to determine if your idea has perhaps already been patented or publicly disclosed. You can make a very brief preliminary search on-line. The best way is to hire a Patent attorney because patent searching is not easy it requires experience and skill. If your attorney did not find any evidence of public disclosure then you are on the right track of making your idea a reality.

Step 2: Creative Design

We will conduct discovery meetings with you, and collaborate on your idea. Our engineers with decades of market experience will assist you in taking the right path in bringing your product to life. Using the latest Cad soft ware they will provide 3D renderings these will be photo like drawings that can be rotated and interacted and can help you begin to get a sense of what your product will look like once the project is complete. This process takes about 3 to 5 business days.

Step 3: Prototyping | Stereolithography (SLA)

Seeing is believing nothing beats being able to touch and hold your new product design. That is why sometimes customers chose to take this step. Stereolithography (SLA) provides accurate models and patterns in record time. Concept models and patterns are created in record time using Stereolithography. SLA is among the most accurate and precise rapid prototyping technologies available. SLA models and patterns can be produced in a matter of days from any popular CAD system. Starting with CAD geometry, IGES or STL data, SLA models are ideal for use as concept models, form and fit studies because of their accuracy and ability to reproduce fine details. If you chose to skip this step, that is fine. Sometimes a project does not require this step and you can move directly into the next phase mold building. This process takes about 2 to 3 days.

Step 4: Mold Building | Plastic Injection | Blow Mold

Once the customer approves the design, we are ready to bring your project to production. We frequently work under tight deadlines to satisfy our customer needs and supply the best, plastic injection and blow molds in the industry. Our tooling will be built specially built to meet all of your requirements to ensure your product is a success. This step takes any ware from 2 to 5 weeks depending on how complex it is to mold.

Step 5: Launch Your Product

Launching your approved and tested product design into the public market is the final step. Our Project managers will work closely with you on managing your production schedule and they will make sure that your product is made to the highest standard in order to meet and exceed your expectations. We will not consider your project complete until your product is on the shelf. Production usually starts about one week after your initial first article sample is approved from your new mold and we’ll continue producing your product 24/7 until your order is fulfilled.

Office Location

Valencia Plastics, Inc.
25611 Hercules Street
Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 257-0066 Office
(661) 427-0390 Fax