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Models, prototypes, and displays made with a perfect mix of technology & craftsmanship.

Although our technology plays a crucial role in our prototyping process, we still believe that some things are still best done by hand. Our in-house model shop is staffed with modelmakers, sculptors, and artists who are exceptionally skilled with finishing and post-finish assembly processes. We draw on all of these skill sets, as well as decades of product development industry experience, to deliver prototypes and models backed by a 100% quality and satisfaction guarantee.

We Create Models & Prototypes For:

Proof of Concept Model

Proof of Concept

Basic, low-fidelity models used to demonstrate functionality and validate product concept.

Appearance Models & Prototypes

Appearance

Comprehensive, high-fidelity appearance prototype used to visualize the final appearance of a product. (Looks-Like)

Pre-production Prototype

Pre-Production

Comprehensive, high-fidelity prototype that is virtually identical in appearance and functionality to the final product. (Looks-Like/Works-Like)

Functional Prototype

Functionality

Comprehensive, high-fidelity functional prototype used to test form, fit, and utility of a product.
(Works-Like)

Custom Displays for Tradeshows and Events

Creative input, quality engineering and perfect execution of unique 3D displays, props, and models that make an impact.

Why You Should Work With Empire Group:

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With Empire Group you'll get:

  • End-to-end design and engineering support
  • State-of-the-art prototyping technologies and materials
  • Unrivaled model-making skills and finish work
  • Fast response and rapid turnaround

Prototyping Methods:

  • Hand-sculpting (Multi-media)

  • 3D Printing (SLA, MJF, FDM, PolyJet, DLP)

  • CNC Machining

  • RTV Molds & Resin Casting

  • Thermoforming

  • Metal Fabrication (Bending, Forming, Welding, Cutting)

  • Mechanical & Electrical Implementation

  • Woodworking


Finishing Options:

  • Sanding & Polishing

  • Media Blasting

  • Hand Painting

  • Spray Painting

  • Pantone Accurate Color Formulation

  • Texturing

  • Chroming

  • Hydro Dipping

  • Laser Cutting

  • Graphics Application