Sonos Product Development offers complete in-house research and development (R&D), model making, prototyping, Engineering, mold making, custom fabrication and product manufacturing services. Our talented staff of model makers, engineers and sculptors have extensive experience in working in a variety of materials including metals, plastics, urethane rubber, wood, structural foams, silicon, epoxies and composites.
The prototype design and model making division of Sonos is fully equipped with machining, lathe turning, casting, RTV molds, reaction injection molding (RIM), vacuum forming, spray painting and composites molding capabilities. We also offer digital scanning and rapid prototyping. After the product design, engineering and prototype phases are complete, Sonos can manage the production of your product line.
Prototype designs 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 prove the design and concept and can range from a simple foam mock-up, to a fully functional painted and polished show piece with software and electronic functions. A visual, looks-like prototype design with electronic circuit board, lights, sound and mechanisms that function.
Operational physical prototype designs are sometimes made using Solidworks, 3D CAD data, SLA and rapid prototyping techniques and temporary tooling where it is necessary or desirable to develop and cost effectively test a product physically prior to actual production. Models are often made using materials and processes that replicate production. Models and Prototypes are sometimes made in a scale other than full-size for demonstration and portability reasons.
Prototype designs and Models are often made to allow study of ergonomic issues that cannot be adequately evaluated on a computer screen. There is no better substitute to holding the real concept, invention or product in your hands for a true evaluation. Our highly finished prototype designs can look just like an actual product. We can photograph them for website development, product packaging or other marketing needs. This product photography can be done long in advance of the actual production parts. This facilitates faster product package design packaging, Website design and marketing. All these tasks can proceed well in advance of production delivery to help expedite the invention or product to production and the market.