The hand board is to make one or several sets of templates to confirm the structure, size and appearance before making the mold, and then make the mold after confirmation. In the past, when there was no CNC machine tool and 3D printing, the template was purely hand carved, so it was referred to as "hand board". Some people also call it "first board", which means making a template for the first time. Let's talk about the function of the hand board.
1. Verify, improve and innovate the appearance and structural design of products.
Make a prototype before opening the mold. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance model of the product after getting the prototype, you can adjust and improve it in time until you are satisfied. If there is interference with the assembly of the structure, PCB board or other accessories, it can be adjusted and improved in time, and the mold can be made after satisfaction.
2. Shorten the development cycle of product projects.
Before each project goes public, it needs to do a series of work, such as market research, financing or crowdfunding, and making activity plans, before it can be mass produced and listed. If there is no sales volume after the direct production of molds, or the funds are not enough, or even the funds for the mass production of molds are not available, we need to do model financing or crowdfunding. We have made a prototype and obtained market research or financing, so that the project can proceed smoothly.
3. Quickly occupy the market.
The mold opening and manufacturing cycle is long, and the prototype can be made in 2-3 days. If you get the sample in a short time, you can apply for patent and trademark registration, and confirm the sample order to each dealer or customer.
4. Those with small orders can be replaced by hand boards.
Some projects have a small customer demand, ranging from 30 to 200pcs. The cost of opening the mold is high and the cycle is long. Customers can't accept it. They use the hand board rapid silica gel molding process to make a variety of plastic material products, which not only saves the cost, but also has a fast production cycle.
There is also a title of "rapid prototyping", which means rapid production and molding, shortening product development and production. The main functions of making hand boards are introduced so much. If you have any unclear questions, please come to our website http://www.jrjmockup.com Consult and understand.