Prototyping Toolbox Series: 3D Printing

Like flying cars and jet packs, 3D printing used to sound like something out of a futuristic sci-fi novel. But the advent and spread of this incredible technology have been a boon to the prototyping industry. If you’ve read our mini-primer on 3D printing, you’ve gotten an overview of how we use this tool at […]

Rapid Iteration: Muscling Through the Frankenstein Stage

The moment you have an idea for a new product, you begin daydreaming of holding your first prototype and triumphantly exclaiming, “It’s aliiiiive!” But here’s the thing…  That first prototype probably isn’t going to look pretty. Not in the way it needs to, anyway. But that’s just how product development goes. You need to push […]

3D Printing: How Treetown Tech Brings Rapid Prototyping to Life

Here at Treetown Tech, we have embraced 3D printing as a key tool for our rapid prototyping. As we discussed in our previous posts in October and November, we use rapid prototyping for quick iteration in the product development process – leading to reduced costs and improved performance.  We’re able to develop a new concept […]

Five Questions for a Successful Prototype

If you’re developing a new product, you’re going to need a prototype (or a few!).  In our last post, we showed how rapid prototyping can speed up product development, but also comes with challenges. How do you make sure you take advantage of the positives, and minimize the negatives, in prototyping?  We have 5 questions […]

Rapid Prototyping for COVID Safety

As businesses began to reopen from COVID-19, they needed to automate temperature checks and health screenings. Applying our rapid prototyping skills, Treetown Tech partnered with to create an automated kiosk to perform daily temperature checks, paired with a health screening app . We started by evaluating the platform requirements and assessing the needs of […]

BUILD FAST, LEARN FAST – Benefits of Early Prototyping in New Product Development

In traditional waterfall development, requirements are captured, cascaded, and developed at the start of the project until a determined “design freeze” date, at which time any new requirements identified are considered out of scope and may require additional time/cost to develop. Only after the design is frozen can a prototype be built, which creates a […]