Inventions & Prototyping
If you have an idea or even a scribble on a napkin, Valencia Plastics can help make your concept into reality. Utilizing the latest technology in mold making and plastic injection manufacturing, our team can quickly deliver high-quality prototypes at an affordable price.
If speed-to-market is important to you, and you need a partner with rapid prototyping capabilities then look no further. Our designers and engineers will work closely with you on getting your product to market quickly and on budget.
Bringing your ideas off the notepad and into production is our specialty. Our Concept to Shelf process offers you flexibility and greater control over the manufacturing process.
Step 1: Discovery
At some point in our life, we have all identified a need in the market and came up with a great idea that would satisfy that need. That’s the easy part. The hard part is turning that great idea into a successful product that people are willing to pay for. The difference between success and failure depends on how well you understand the market and how thorough your research is.
The most important step would be to conduct a search to determine if your idea has already been patented or publicly disclosed. You can make a very brief preliminary search online, but the best way is to hire an experienced patent attorney. If your attorney did not find any evidence of public disclosure then you are on the right track for making your idea a reality.
Step 2: Creative Design
Once the discovery process is complete, its time to move on to the fun part. The product design phase. 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 software they will provide 3D renderings: photo-like drawings that can be rotated and interacted with to help you get a sense of what your product will look like once the project is complete. This process takes about 3 to 5 business days.
With final design in hand its time to build a prototype or move directly into the mold phase.
Step 3: Prototyping | Stereolithography (SLA)
Seeing is believing and nothing beats being able to touch and hold your new product design. While not a required step, Stereolithography (SLA) provides accurate models and patterns in record time so that you can touch and feel your product and be able to make modifications before creating a mold. 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. This process takes about 2 to 3 days.
Step 4: Mold Building | Plastic Injection | Blow Mold
With the approved design in hand, we are ready to make the mold to bring your project to production. We work diligently and under tight deadlines to meet your specific needs and supply the best plastic injection and blow molds in the industry. Our tooling is built to meet your exact specifications and requirements to ensure your product is a success. This step takes anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks depending on how complex the mold is.
Step 5: Launch Your Product
The final step is launching your approved and tested product design into the market and on store shelves. Our project managers will work closely with you on managing the production schedule and ensure that your product is made to the highest quality standards. We guarantee that the final product will meet or exceed your expectations. Production usually starts about one week after your first article sample is approved and we’ll continue production until your order is completely fulfilled.
Industries We Serve:
Oil field industry
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