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We Use Our Production Line for Prototype Development


Using production lines for prototype development is a great way for companies to test out new products. It gives your business a competitive edge in new product development and is cost-effective.

Read on for some tips on how and why your business should incorporate the use of our production line in your prototype development phase.

New Product, New Problems

As managers and new product engineers know, when your company has a brilliant idea for a new product the first step is to develop and test a prototype. Not only does the prototype have to meet the company’s desired specifications, it will also most likely have to meet the standards of various compliance requirements.

Mistakes that pass through the prototype testing phase become extremely costly down the road and can lead to expensive recalls. You can avoid the possibility of recalls and redevelopment by placing a strong focus on quality, functionality and manufacturability during the prototype-testing phase.   

A Case in Point

Pratt & Whitney was featured in a Forbes article when they were struggling at the production line level. Executives met with workers at the factory to see what was holding back progress because they were concerned about the significant amount of time and money already invested.

When questioned on the reason for the holdup, the factory workers voiced that the production line instructions didn’t make sense and that the layout was problematic. Problems like these can cost companies millions and hold back product development.  

The best way to avoid these problems is to partner with the right production line from the beginning. Partnering with the wrong production line can result in a cascade of costs that can set your company back for months, if not years, depending on the importance of your new product.

Make the Prototype Development Process Predictable

Forward thinking production line companies like Sonic Manufacturing Technologies work closely with product development teams. More importantly, they supply businesses with superior engineering resources to facilitate the production of new products.

Executives and managers don’t like surprises. Efficiency requires predictability and working with a knowledgeable and high-quality production line ensures that your prototype is produced with the utmost care. Therefore, there’ll be no nasty surprises during the development process.

Making the prototype development process predictable requires attention to detail, advanced engineering expertise, and dedication.


A jewel of the Silicon Valley, Sonic MFG is an industry leader in San Jose and the Bay Area. We also serve Sacramento and Salt Lake City as their premier choice for production lines.

With Sonic MFG’s services, your new products will be on the shelves in no time. Better yet, in addition to speedy service, we are committed to producing top quality, from prototype to production.

Make your new product releases a smashing success with Sonic MFG as your production line of choice. Rather than stressing over it, you can feel confident in our prototype development process.

Contact Sonic MFG today to learn more about prototype development and our New Product Introduction services.

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