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Prototyping & Pilot Production


DeviceLab believes medical device prototyping is essential to development. We make prototypes at several stages in most projects, using a combination of in-house fabrication and trusted vendors. Prototypes can be just appearance mockups or units with partial or total functionality. They are often made by processes different from the final product, as they are needed for testing, and other purposes before production tooling and assembly operations are set up.

DeviceLab’s medical device prototyping services include:

  • Plastic part rapid prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM, etc.)
  • Quick-turn sheet metal fabrication
  • Prototype machined parts (CNC machining from solid models)
  • Metal castings and 3D printed metal parts
  • Soft tooling molded plastic parts
  • Thermoforms
  • Finished appearance models (paint, faux screens, etc.)
  • Quick-turn PC board assemblies
  • Assembly & integration
  • Testing
  • Debugging
  • Crating & shipping

Pilot Production

We also offer pilot production of medical devices to support your testing, promotional, and other needs. Pilot production typically means dozens to thousands of units and materials and processes close or equal to those to be used in production. Beyond Pilot production, DeviceLab will help you transition to in-house or contract manufacturing.

Some of the things we address during pilot production are:

  • QC/QA acceptance testing
  • Packaging
  • Contract sterilization
  • Shipping
  • Returns
  • Technical support (at our facility)