Design & Rapid Prototyping
Value we bring to your prototype
- Cost – we produce photorealistic parts at reasonable cost
- Quality – we work with the best model makers to deliver products with attention to detail and refinement
- Fast Delivery – we work with strict scheduling for on-time delivery. We turn things around quickly.
- Production finishes – our goal is to give your prototype production quality finishes using sandblasting, polishing, painting, printing, and powdercoating.
Design & Drafting Services
We have experienced and skilled designers, drafters & engineers to help you design your prototype and draw out your 3D part, which we can also manufacture. You are are very welcome to provide your own design & drawing for manufacturing.
CNC Machined Prototypes
CNC machined prototypes are available in a wide range of plastics, metals, and modeling boards. Many customers turn to CNC machined prototypes in order to have their prototypes produced out of more durable materials for functional testing.
Polyurethane vacuum casting involves a multi-step process. First a prototype is made via SLA or SLS (3D printing), then a “master mold” is cast from silicone around this. A master mold is suitable for making a few dozen identical polyurethane prototypes. Master patterns for vacuum casting can be made by CNC machining. This process is often preferable if the master pattern is bulky or thick. CNC machining is also the chosen process if the vacuum casting must have an excellent gloss finish or if it’s to be made from a clear plastic. For these castings, we will use CNC machines to make a master pattern out of acrylic and hand polish to a high luster.
SLA & SLS Prototypes (Plastic 3D Printing)
SLA & SLS prototypes are ideal for rapid, one-off prototypes. SLA prototyping is a process whereby a laser transforms a liquid photopolymer into a solid plastic prototype, layer by layer. SLS prototyping is a similar manufacturing process to SLA, but SLS uses a much higher powered laser to bond plastic powder together to form a 3D prototype.
DMLM Prototypes (Metal 3D Printing)
3D Metal printing is a revolutionary technology that produces “impossible-to-make” end-use metal parts directly from your CAD data. The mechanical properties of DMLM parts are comparable to cast parts or machined component. The advantage of the process is that the more complex or feature rich the component, the more economical the process becomes. 3D metal printed parts are fully dense, incorporating complex geometries and precise internal features that cannot be made with traditional machining alone.