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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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If you wait to long in your design phase to try to get your final model, changes, if necessary, will be more complicated by several hundred entities that may be associated with each other," said Sander, who creates rapid prototyped models for the medical and defense markets and also is a former patternmaker at a metalcasting facility.
Our Diamond Standard processors have been prototyped and verified with great success on HAPS products by several of our customers and partners," stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica's director of strategic alliances.
We are also able to save significant money on parts that would have been machined or rapid prototyped by third-parties.