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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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What is a pre-silicon virtual prototype? It's an electronic version of the subsystem or system that can be used to model, simulate and visualize its behavior under real-world operating conditions.
Interestingly, the unique Xbox prototype has now resurfaced.
The researchers found that in the initial phases of donning either shirt or pants, the prototype missed four out of 388 expected detections.
Time to market drives the demand for faster iterations of prototypes. "Speed is everything, while maintaining the highest product quality," said Justin Bishop, prototype manager for Orchid Design, a division of Shelton, Conn.-based Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, an orthopedic contract development, design, and prototyping firm.
The 5G NR prototype system operates in the sub-6 GHz spectrum bands and is being utilized to showcase the Company's innovative 5G designs to efficiently achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
Foamlinx has invested in new machinery specifically suitable for creating large prototypes and has purchased several designs of CNC routers all capable of machining and fabricating foam projects up to 16ft.
An early hint of the expanded uses of prototyping came in 1947 when Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 prototype. The feat ignited popular interest and advocacy for big budget prototyping efforts that showcased significant U.S.
The prototype parts are easy to justify, because they are relatively inexpensive yet provide truly valuable information.
Many major OEMs already have some internal prototype manufacturing capabilities.
Alternatively, if the engineer had asked the prototype department early in the design phase--even before a prototype is made--about the manufacturability of their design, it's likely that the design could have been modified to alleviate issues that may hold up production.
Star Prototype is a full service rapid prototyping company based in the Guangdong Province of China.
LASER LINES has supplied a prototyping Fortus 3D production system from Stratasys to an automotive designer, enabling it to reduce costs and lead times on the production of prototype parts.