top picture is a prototyped part and the bottom picture is a production part

The demand for prototypes is growing rapidly. More and more companies are requesting a visual representation of their product for marketing, logistics, and design purposes. Rapid prototypes can be used to help each of these areas within your company, and in a cost effective way. Here at SiTECH we offer silicone rubber rapid prototypes which are significantly faster than production parts. We can create your rapid prototypes in as little as two to three weeks, where production parts typically take around ten to twelve weeks to obtain. At SiTECH our rapid prototypes have a detail quality of greater than 95% of your final product. Our rapid prototypes are not meant to be used in the field, but can offer your company numerous ways of getting “ahead of the game” when it comes to researching and development of your product.

Companies who use rapid prototypes often are able to “kick-start” their marketing strategies by implementing the rapid prototype. Customers and potential buyers will most likely always respond greater to actually having the product in hand rather than seeing it on the screen. This allows businesses a unique advantage over their competition by showing what their product will actually be like. At SiTECH, our silicone rapid prototypes give an excellent detail quality. Perfect for any business that is looking to show off their product at trade shows, presentations or even in market analysis.

Another thing rapid prototypes are extremely helpful with is design validation. When designing your product, it is extremely helpful to hold parts in your hand, especially when considering form, fit and function. While software is available to ensure your parts will fit together, sometimes it is just better to feel exactly what your part will feel like and how it will fit together with other components. If your product requires a custom shipping container, rapid prototypes allow you to finalize your shipping designs before your final product is even completed.

American-flagSiTECH has the capability to use the customer provided 3D solid model (CAD) to create a silicone rubber prototype. Due to the prototype not having the same structure as the final product, it cannot be used in the field. However, our silicone rubber prototypes can be used for: reduced product development, costs design validation, marketing strategies, form, fit and function analysis. To learn more about our rapid prototype services, visit To discuss the many options and features we have to offer for your silicone custom products, call us at 757-887-8488 or use our contact form to request a quote today.