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3D Design: Conceptual Design Benefits Startups

March 28, 2016
3D Innovations

The technological advancements of 3D design software, coupled with its increased accessibility, has made conceptual design appealing for startups. More startups are embracing 3D rendering as a way to conceptualize prototypes before investing in physical production.

Product Design and Development | 3D PrototypingWhat Is 3D Rendering?

3D rendering allows startups to model a product with minimal upfront costs, and share the visual concepts with other team members and potential investors early in the design process. The advancements in rendering software makes it possible to simulate product shading, light refraction, surface texture and much more. Design changes and model updates can be easily incorporated with minimal costs.

Benefits Of 3D Rendering For Startups
  1. Evaluate a product idea before investing in parts or suppliers. Complex product ideas can lead to more costly prototypes, however with 3D rendering, you can quickly conceptualize a product idea before investing capital. Visualizing the product idea in this way lets you validate the idea and share it with your team and potential investors.
  2. Eliminate the prototyping guesswork. Starting the prototyping process with a clear plan saves both time and money. Computer rendering is the stage for radical design experimentationchange forms, judge materials and test finishesthat way when you start to develop your prototype you have honed in on a firm design plan. This not only shrinks the product development timelineit allows you to develop better products.
  3. Test out the consumer market. Market testing is critical because you want to develop and produce a product that will meet the needs of your consumers. If you are not actively engage potential consumers and asking for their feedback you are doing yourself and your startup a major disservice. Gauge business potential and market interest with your rendering before moving forward with a physical model.

Launching a product can be costlyhowever, starting with a conceptual design is easy on your wallet and gives you the confidence to move forward in the design process.

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Product of the Week: Ingocraft

November 14, 2014
3D Innovations

Just in time for the holiday season! Ingocraft is modernizing the world of traditional construction sets for children by incorporating 3D modeling and allowing families to 3D print customized pieces for the kit. As an engineering firm we understand the importance of engaging children at a young age by making learning fun and interactive. This kit not only makes learning fun but, it challenges children to learn new skills and use their imagination to create truly customized construction pieces for their personal kit.

“Ingocraft is a holistic approach to modern design/build, but for kids! Modern tech meets nuts and bolts, a combination to inspire and educate young people to be makers, inventors, creators, and future 3D printers.”

This kit would be great for family use or in the classroom. The introduction to 3D design and 3D printing are invaluable skills and the hands on approach is sure to excite and engage children.

Learn more about Ingocraft on Kickstarter!


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