How Our Rapid Prototyping Company is Still Remaining Operational
As a rapid prototyping company grounded in embracing innovation, we understand how important it is to face any challenges head-on and find new and innovative ways to overcome any obstacle. And since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mako Design is taking a lot of different efforts to help our community, clients, and team to overcome these unprecedented times. Thus, to keep both our clients and team safe, we’ve closed our offices and shifted to being fully operational while our team primarily work from home.
With new obstacles comes more opportunity for Mako Design as a rapid prototyping company to continue to pursue our passion for designing and helping to invent projects, therefore our team has integrated new, efficient, and safe methods to improve our workflow to ensure that we are still completing projects and prototyping better than ever. Not only have we successfully maintained being completely operational, but we still thrive in completing, progressing, and taking on new projects. Keep reading below to learn more about how we are still prototyping and using increased organizational methods as well as improved communications to stay as efficient as ever!
Prototype for the Companion Bike designed in our Austin Office for our client, Quan Pham!
Can Mako Design Still Make Prototypes?
Throughout the course of the past few months, our rapid prototyping company, Mako Design, has learned a lot about how to improve into a more efficient workflow that allows us to still remain fully operational and able to complete and work on prototypes. Therefore, yes! Mako Design is still able to make prototypes and get the important parts you need for your project.
Since our team has been working at home, we have been completing and working on prototypes through increasing our communications and organization, not only from within our team but also with our vendors. This increase in communications and organization makes it possible for us to stay on track and get the right parts we need for any prototypes or projects. No matter where the vendors or parts come from, we make sure to carefully stay up to date and track where the parts are, and that we are punctual in receiving them as soon as possible so we stay organized with deliverables and to communicate the latest updates and status of our projects for our clients.
Because Mako Design is a rapid prototyping company comprised of a team of talented designers from different spectrums of the design field (mechanical design, electrical design, etc.,), completing the assembly of each prototype is where we’ve upped our team communications to help ensure both the completion of our prototypes while maintaining the safety of our team.
Thus, the design team at Mako Design is now running on a more organized schedule in which we prioritize what specific design work needs to be given priority on each project. This means that once one aspect of a prototype has been completed by one of our designers or engineers, it is then carefully passed on to the next designer or engineer to complete their part until the whole prototype is completely and fully finished. For example, after we receive a prototype part, such as a PCB, the priority will be first given to our electrical engineers and designer, then the next step would pass the prototype on to our mechanical designers and engineers to complete housing for the PCB, and so on.
As a rapid prototyping company, prototyping to the best degree is our main goal and promise to our clients, even while we ensure the proper safety measures to keep our team as healthy and safe as possible! Rest assured that our efforts in better increased organizational skills and communications are a key factor in what is helping to drive our team to get prototypes made just as efficiently as ever.
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!