What is a prototype mold?

- Apr 18, 2018-

A prototype mold is a term that most designers and manufacturers are familiar with, due to the fact that it is connected to the process of bringing a concept to life. Usually, when industrial designers or product designers have a concept for a product, they will go through various stages in the quest to take the concept from a simple idea to a more realistic representation of the product in the form of something tangible, which represents what the product will look like after it has been manufactured. While a prototype mold is used to create a representative object that fully a copy for the concept the designers have in mind, it is different from a production mold in the sense that the prototype mold is far less costly and less permanent than a production mold.