Prototyping.

In answer to a common need from new clients, we’ve created a fast, low budget, 8-week rapid prototyping design and build program.

This fast paced and lightweight, design and build program, is aimed at fleshing out solutions and proceeding to a Proof-of-Concept prototype build quickly, in order to evaluate a concept sooner and for a low investment.

This program allows our clients to better evaluate their concept and understand areas that may need further exploration in a full development program.

Prototyping

8-Week Rapid Prototyping Design & Build.

Fast Design & Prototyping.

Only 8 weeks from kick-off to Prototype delivery.​

Fixed Budget Prototyping.

Know your costs up front. ​

Test Your Prototyping Sooner.

Evaluate your concept earlier.

Who is this for?

The program suits those early stage innovations, where budget might be small, and the client is looking for the simplest path to market.

The program is designed for clients who:

  • Have a new concept that needs to be drawn up, perhaps to seek patent protection or capital investment/funding.
  • Need to build a prototype to test the concept.
  • Do not want to commit to a significant investment or development contract at an early stage.

What types of projects qualify?

Certain aspects of a project can greatly impact timing and cost. For this reason, the standard 8-week program is limited to:

  • Mechanical products only – Adding electronics can significantly increase development time/budget.
  • Products consisting of up to 10 custom parts.
  • Products up to 400mm x 400mm x 400mm in size. Larger products with a low part count, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

What does it cost?

The program has a Fixed-Fee of of $36,000 + GST.

This is invoiced in two Phase pre-payments of $18,000 + GST each. One to start the project, with the second payment required by the end of Week 4.

The Fees include all development work, including Brief Development, Design Sketches, Engineering CAD, Prototype Build, and Future Development Plan.

How does it work?

The program consists of two main phases:

PHASE 1 - DESIGN (Weeks 1 to 4).

2-Day Design Workshop.

  • Day 1 – Briefing and Ideation.
  • Day 2 – Design Concepts.

Based on the results of the workshop, the Design is refined and Engineered, ready for prototyping.

PHASE 2 - BUILD (Weeks 5 to 8).

Prototype fabrication, finishing and assembly. Delivery to client (in Studio) and Future Development Plan.

Capacity.

As the program is quite intensive, we limit the number of new programs to a maximum studio availability of two Rapid Prototype Programs each month.

Who owns the IP?

A common question. Very simply:

It’s your project. You own the IP.

You’ll get copies of all the design work as well as “dumb” exports of the 3D data (if you want them). “Dumb” means a non-parametric version, like a .STEP file or .IGS file. Our engineers work in Solidworks. Those files contain our IP, so we hang on to those. The .STEP or .IGS files are universal formats and so can be shared with any number of other suppliers or partners as you need.

Did you know, your prototype development could qualify for the R&D Tax Incentive?

If you’re developing a prototype that qualifies for the R&D Tax Incentive, your company could be eligible to claim up to 43.5% of the costs of that R&D back as a tax offset. Read more about the AusIndustry R&D Tax Incentive Program here: