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prototype

an early, pre-market, model of a product which is being developed. Small numbers of prototypes of new products are often constructed to aid the process of testing the performance and consumer acceptability of the product prior to deciding whether or not to engage in full-scale commercial production and marketing of the product. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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Fully integrated mold maker servicing product design and development, prototyping, mold design and building.
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This information is adjusted for purposes of the rapid prototyping process, and then the prototype is produced with a laser-sintering process.
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Prototyping, sampling on 30- to 500-ton presses, mold repair, and troubleshooting.
Management at DaimlerChrysler has gotten strongly behind the hybrid physical/virtual approach to prototyping because they recognize the time and cost savings that it can provide," Medepalli concluded.
Synplicity sees an opportunity for its TotalRecall technology to be well integrated with capabilities from outside partners, particularly members of its Partners in Prototyping program.