Prototype Services

We create high quality prototypes to allow you to visualise, hold and experience your product before entering production.

Transforming ideas into tangible prototypes

We turn concepts into tangible prototypes using rapid prototyping technologies and materials.

We’ll collaborate closely with you to create high-quality physical representations of your designs, whether you’re in the early stages of product development or seeking to refine an existing design.

Physical Prototypes are an essential part of product development and and investing time in prototyping as early as possible can save a significant amount of time during the later stages of the project.

Refining and enhancing designs

By linking our Prototyping Services with other key offerings like 3D CAD design and user testing, we facilitate a smooth transition from digital models to physical prototypes. 

This allows us to validate and optimise designs in real-world scenarios. Incorporating user feedback and conducting functional testing ensures that your prototypes undergo thorough evaluation, leading to refined and market-ready products.

Partnering with you to create impactful prototypes

Based on your prototyping requirements, we offer a diverse range of in-house and external prototyping options tailored to each project.

We can provide you with a variety of choices, ensuring the selection of the ideal combination of processes and materials that perfectly align with your project’s unique needs.

Trust Design by Datum as your dedicated partner in transforming your ideas into tangible prototypes of remarkable quality.


3 easy steps to kick
off your project


You get in touch.

Explain your product opportunity and potential project to us through a free initial consultation.  We’re happy to sign an NDA at this point.


We build a project proposal.

With your requirements understood, we propose a project plan including costs and timelines.


Together we begin the project. 

We will now work through the product development, communicating with you every step of the way

Get started with
your project

    What it’s like to work with Design by Datum

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    Are we a good fit for your project? We’ve brought together some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand how we work.

    We can take a project from an idea all the way to full production & due to the staged nature of our work, we can begin working on the project from any point in the process.

    Each project has its own unique challenges & journey despite being part of the same design process. Our fees are for our time to design the product from beginning to end, collaborating with makers of prototypes and manufacturers for full production which we will quote on during the process. We would be glad to discuss your project in a face to face or virtual meeting which will then allow us to provide a proposal.

    You do! As long as there are no outstanding invoices, all data we create for your project is 100% yours.

    Despite the nuances of each project, the process mostly remains the same.

    Feasibility/Concept Design is where we use research techniques to develop a knowledge of the product sector & the necessary competitors before creating a set of concept design drawings which explain the form & function of the potential product path for you to choose from.

    3D Development is a stage which we take the knowledge gained from the previous stage to the 3d modelling software which allows us to create the data necessary for the next stage:

    Prototype & Test gives us the opportunity to create real representations of the final product using rapid prototyping methods which we can then test for fit & function with things like impact, PCBs, & environmental sealing.

    Pre Production is where we gather all the data created previously & liaise with our manufacturing partners to prepare for full production, providing quotes to the client & preparing them for our handover.

    Marketing support provides us with the opportunity to help with creating photo realistic computer aided renders for website, print, or e-commerce purposes.

    We can provide support to your crowd-funding project & will tailor a proposal to suit your timescales & on-boarding needs.

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