Models & Prototypes Specifics: Sonos also offers complete in-house model making, pattern making, mold making, prototyping, R&D and testing services. We have a full staff of model makers and sculptors with extensive experience in working with many materials including metals, plastics, woods, structural foams, silicons, epoxies and composites.
The model making division of Sonos is fully equipped with machining, turning, casting, reaction injection molding (RIM), vacuum forming, and composites molding capabilities. We also offer digitizing and scaling of small parts. Sonos is even equipped to handle low-volume production of complete products or components.
Process: Models of a product are often built to demonstrate a concept to company management, potential investors, focus groups and retailers for feedback and approval. They are often built to fill a specific need, and can range from a simple foam mock-up, to a fully functional painted and polished show piece.
Operational physical prototypes are sometimes made using CAD data, rapid prototyping techniques and temporary tooling where it is necessary or desirable to develop and test a product physically prior to actual production. Models are often made using materials and processes that are quite different from the way the actual product will be made, and are sometimes made in a scale other than full-size.
Models and prototypes are often made to allow study of ergonomic issues that cannot be adequately evaluated on a computer screen. Highly finished models which can look just like an actual product are often made for product brochures and catalogs by allowing product photography to be done long in advance of the availability of actual production parts. They can also allow the design of display or shipping packaging to proceed well in advance of product completion.
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