Build to Specifications and Satisfaction
Prototypes are the result of engineering
design. The factors that we evaluated in engineering design, such as cost,
manufacture and performance, are fully considered in the building of
prototypes. We build every prototype strictly to the customer's
specifications, and conduct full functional testing and other testing
required by the customer. Our commitment is not to simply build a
prototype for you, but to build a prototype to your complete satisfaction!
It is not a half-baked product, but a fully functional product with the
exact look and touch you require and ready for mass production.
Prototyping involves various costs,
including engineering design, molding of enclosures and tooling of PCBs
and other parts. We have taken a number of measures to control the cost of
prototyping for our clients. All the design work is conducted by our own
experienced engineers to guarantee efficiency. Components and material are
acquired from our long-term suppliers to leverage our large buying power.
Certain out-sourced parts are made either by our fully-owned subsidiaries
or by our closely associated manufacturers to ensure cost-effectiveness.
Manual tooling or stereo lithographic molding is used whenever appropriate
to save up-front cost for our clients. Our ability to save cost for our
clients has been achieved through year's of experience and good will with
our material suppliers and other associates, and is highly acclaimed in
We attach great importance to delivering
quality prototypes as well as delivering them on time, or, in many cases,
ahead of time! The average time that we use to build prototypes is well
less than the industry standard. This is due to our extensive experience
in various electronics designs - the talents and modules for building most
electronics devices are already available, ready to be put together.
Thorough Testing and Evaluation
We thoroughly test and evaluate the
prototypes that we build for our clients. We abide by industry-standard
procedures for testing and evaluating the function, quality, reliability
and environmental parameters. We can also develop necessary procedures and
fixtures to test specialized products, including in-circuit test,
functional test, self-test and diagnostics, environmental tests, and any
software associated with these tests.
Supporting Phased Prototyping
In most projects, our clients require us
to build prototypes that are exactly the same as the final products both
in function and in cosmetics, for the purpose of evaluation and approval
by the clients prior to mass production. There are also cases where the
clients ask us to build functional prototypes (in other words, electronics
parts without final enclosures) before they decide to invest in molding
and other expensive tooling. We support phased (or partial) prototyping.
When a project involves expensive molding, we can build cheaper manual
tooling or stereo lithographically created molding for the purpose of
We even find temporary enclosures to protect and support the electronics
parts, making it easier for the clients to conduct evaluation.
Revisions and Modifications Allowed
In most cases, our clients are satisfied
with the first prototypes we made and go into production right away.
However, if the clients want to make certain revisions or modifications to
the prototypes after they are made, we always do whatever we can to meet
the clients' requirements. We won't stop working until the clients are
Assessment of Prototypes
Made by Other Providers
Assessment of prototypes is an essential
step toward manufacturing. We carefully analyze the prototypes developed
by the clients or ourselves, to reduce the cost, ensure consistency in
production, enhance performance, conform to applied regulatory
standards, and making the final product fit for assembly and mass
production. The clients' specifications will be adhered to, and
modifications will be approved by the clients before they are implemented.
Based on Clients' Samples
In many cases, our clients have a half-finished or flawed
prototype they developed before they found us, or they have some samples
that they want to improve. We can build prototypes based on the clients
prototypes or samples, and improve upon them. Again it is most beneficial
to work with us from the very beginning, but we can help you at any stage
during your development cycle. (These services are subject to
patent and other intellectual property limitations. Altadox, Inc. shall
decline to conduct any projects that are in violation of laws and
regulations concerning patents and other intellectual properties, in the
US, Canada, Europe, China and other countries.)