Product design and development is the term that encompasses the development, designing and manufacturing of the product. The methodologies have changed but the goal is still the same. The change of methods has made this field much more reliable and strong. During the emerging days of this industry the product designing was done through hand made drawing and the prototypes that were generated lacked accuracy.
Even though they lack accuracy and reliability, the product designing services were very costly and only big players in the market were able to avail this service. But with the developing technology the accuracy and reliability of the generated prototype has improved and the cost of availing the service also becomes cheaper. Thus, the new technologies for product prototyping led to the more reliable and accurate services and at a very reasonable price.
One of the major benchmarks in the field of Product Prototyping was the introduction of Rapid Prototyping tools such as Autodesk. The Autodesk software helped the designers to create a digital prototype of the product and test the generated prototype too. With the improved version of this software it even inherits the feature to generate the 3D prototype of the product defining the measurements and functions of every part.
Then with the developing era of Product Designing Services there came another major achievement of 3D printing Prototyping. With the help of this technology the product can be visualized like a live product. The generated prototypes of the product have the same look and feel as that of the original product. The 3D Model Printer is used to generate the models for the product using the model printers. The product design and development industries all over the globe have adapted these latest prototyping services and those who are still stuck to the old methods are facing a great reduction in their clientele.
Unlike the earlier prototyping technique, these Rapid Prototyping techniques have made the work easier for product development. When handmade designs were used, accuracy factor was greatly missing in many of the prototypes as a result of which the development team used to work upon the accuracy and they have to work for both developing the product as well as to eradicate the errors.
These latest prototyping techniques have made it easier for designers to inherit accuracy in the generated prototype as well as they can test the prototype too which increases the level of accuracy and make the product prototype quite reliable for designers, client and development team.