Many custom CNC machining services companies may price themselves out of product development efforts in the form of prototyping. At Plas-Tech, we welcome this and see prototype machining services as an opportunity to build strong, long-term relationships with our customers. Our experts can help you navigate the options for rapid prototyping and further support you during the design verification/validation processes.
Our Prototype machining, whether for plastic or metal parts, creates a realistic component from the actual material to get a real “form, fit and function” test prior to production. The best way to simulate the production process and assure a quality outcome, is to make prototype parts of the new design that are as close to the production parts as possible in an expedient and low-cost way.
By working with our customers early in the development process, we can determine the best solution to get actual representative parts quickly and economically. Although there may be some “upfront costs”, prototype machining provides a “bridge” to initial production resulting in a faster production launch of a new product.
In short, this approach produces representative parts with similar material, geometry and strength, so you can get the best results quickly during the critical design/testing phase.
There are many benefits to our prototype machining services using either CNC milling or CNC turning. It offers a better material selection than conventional rapid prototyping with the ability to prove out actual “form, fit and function” ahead of time.
One-off parts can be produced out of almost any material that will replicate the final parts. This opens up a wide range of materials you can select from and also allows for material selection optimization, including surface finish that meets your requirements. For example, when compared to 3D printing, which has a limited group of materials that can be tested, we can machine most materials and provide you with a representative sample of a finished part.
Through our drafting services, we can provide you the opportunity to visualize your components BEFORE ever making a single part. This will give all of us the opportunity to identify any issues that will waste time and money in the future.
With our decades of experience at your disposal, we can guide you through the different types of manufacturing processes and material selection for your production parts.
Plas-Tech offers a wide-range of flexibility when it comes to prototyping and can also provide reverse engineering of hard or impossible to find, existing parts. If you don’t have an existing OEM drawing:
We solicit customer feedback and make adjustments if needed. We can then discuss how to move into making production parts for future orders.
We all know about “pass through” services where companies just markup work that other vendors provide and you pay the price. The question that needs to be asked is, can the company you choose provide value added services that provides you with benefit? This may include savings on the logistical side where you have less to manage as you work with a company that takes those responsibilities off your plate.
So, in addition to our prototyping services we offer:
Additionally, we can leverage our industry connections to help you get a completed part or assembly without the hassle of managing it all.
Call our experts today and learn how working with a premier prototyping company will make your life easier and save you time and money!
When your equipment breaks down, or another supplier isn’t able to provide your parts, we are here to get you back up and running quickly with our emergency machining services. We will work with your team to come up with a solution.
There is no minimum order quantity, no tooling or startup costs, just let us know what you need and we will get to work right away!
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