A prototype sketch is like a picture: it is worth a thousand words.  To effectively communicate a product idea, a clean sketch or rendering can speak to the imagination.  A working prototype takes the imagination further beyond visuals and turns the sketch into something real – something one can touch and experience.  A good prototype will inform you with very important insights and feedback from potential customers.  The findings and realizations from the prototype studies drive further product development.

Lava Labs has a large selection of in-house fabrication capabilities to prototype quickly, beautifully, and on-budget. We design for and utilize digital fabrication.  At Lava Labs, you have access to state-of-the-art fabrication machinery in the United States and China along with highly-trained people.  We can do precision laser cutting, CNC machining, circuit board assembly, injection molding, and 3D printing.  We also design and program electronics to make functional prototypes that are nearly identical to the final product.

Lava Labs provides on-demand laser cutting services of over 30 materials with over 100 finishes available to choose from.  Your imagination will run wild when you fully understand what you can do with our laser cutting services.

At Lava Labs, we create custom hardware designs and prototypes based on our customers’ needs.  We design and integrate both hardware and software into functional prototypes that can then be transformed into real products.  We specialize in integrating sensor, audio devices, kids’ toys, battery technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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At Lava Labs we focus on the people and the prototyping process all the way up to manufacturing.  We start with sketches and low-fidelity prototypes and go through to high-fidelity prototypes that a user can interact with as if they were real products.  With high-fidelity prototypes, the experience becomes real, and so does the feedback.

Through the prototyping process we can shape the user experience and refine it based on the feedback of the users and the input from the stakeholders.  Our rapid prototyping team and digital fabrication capabilities allow us to reiterate quickly and transition from prototyping to design for manufacturing.