Rapid Prototypes

Bringing speed to the design verification process.

High-Speed CNC Machining:

A wide variety of metals, plastics and even clear plastics can be CNC Machined. We can combine this with lathe, boring, EDM burning, wire cutting and laser cutting to come up with one of the fastest and most accurate methods for producing a prototype part. Normal lead time is about 1 to 2 weeks.

Rapid Prototyping (RPs), Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and 3D Printing:

When considering these methods, each has its place based on material type, size and lead time. RPs are good when you need only 1 or 2 parts in a few days.

RTV and Polyurethane Parts:

These parts are next up the food chain when it comes to producing rapid prototype parts. This process generally starts with a SLA pattern. Then a RTV tool is cast off it. Finally, vacuum castings can be produced from a wide variety of urethane materials. This method is good for coming up with 20 to 25 parts in 1 to 3 weeks.