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RAPID PROTOTYPING

Rapid Prototyping Services


Our Rapid Prototyping machines are capable of creating a single prototype piece or entire product quickly and efficiently. These machines accurately create the part from a computer file, fully recreating every curve and angle. We can use CNC precision machining, grinding, routing, and even our EDM techniques to create any prototype.

We can recreate each prototype as needed or make small adjustments each time until the final product is perfect. Our rapid proto-typing services are just that: rapid. We can produce a working prototype very quickly, meeting almost any deadline. Every piece will be perfectly reproduced from your design.

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MACHINE TRAVEL


WIRE EDM X Y Z
CHARMILLES 240 13.7" 8.6" 8.6"
CHARMILLES 290 (2) 15.7" 9.8" 7.8"
CHARMILLES 300 15.7" 9.8" 15.7"
CHARMILLES CUT 300 21.7" 13.8" 15.75"
CHARMILLES 440C 21.7" 13.8" 15.75"
CHARMILLES 510 27.5" 15.7" 15.7"
CHARMILLES CUT 200SP 13.8" 8.66" 8.66"
RAM/SINKER EDM X Y Z
CHARMILLES FORM 20 13.8" 9.85" 9.85"
SMALL HOLE EDM X Y Z
CHARMILLES DRILL 20 11.8" 7.8" 11.8"
CHARMILLES HD-8 (2) 14" 9.5" 14"
CNC LATHE MACHINING X Y
HAAS TL-2 CNC LATHE 16" 48"
KENT LATHE 14" 20"
HARDINGE DV 59 TR LATHE    
CNC GANTRY ROUTING X Y Z
HAAS CNC ROUTER 510 121" 61" 11"
CNC SURFACE GRINDING X Y Z
OKAMOTO 12.24SA 24" 12" 12"
OKAMOTO 6 12 12" 6" 14"
HARIG 6 12 12" 6" 10"
PRECISION CNC MACHINING X Y Z
HAAS VF-2 (3) 30" 16" 16"
HAAS VF-2SS (2) 30" 16" 20"
HAAS VF-2SSYT 30" 20" 20"
HAAS MINI-MILL (2) 16" 12" 10"
MANUAL MACHINING X Y Z
SHARP 2-AXIS CNC (TMV-I/mp-2) 28" 14" 16"
SHARP 2-AXIS CNC QMV-2) 22" 9" 16"

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RAPID PROTOTYPING APPLICATIONS

Rapid Prototyping can be used in a number of different industries. Its main application is to create a test product or part to examine before doing a large run. It’s useful in everything from the Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Medical and Commercial industries.

WHY CHOOSE RAPID PROTOTYPING

Rapid Prototyping is useful for a number of reasons. Companies that are in need of prototypes may wish to consider these reasons.

Produce Prototypes Rapidly

Produce Prototypes Rapidly

Our process can complete your prototypes in very little time. For those on a deadline, this is the best solution.

Test New Products

Test New Products

Testing a new product before doing a large run in a necessity. Our Rapid Proto-Typing makes it possible to go through multiple test rounds before a product is launched.

Make Changes and Retest

Make Changes and Retest

Rapid Prototyping can be used to create a series of prototypes with small changes. Machine, test, change, repeat until the final piece is perfect.

Little Wait

Little Wait

Once we have your design files, we can create a prototype within days, sometimes hours. This fast turn-around time may not be possible with manual machining.

Accurate Machining

Accurate Machining

Despite the fast turn-around time, everything will be done accurately. No matter how complex the design is, our computer-controlled devices will reproduce it perfectly.

Many Tools Available

Many Tools Available

We have a number of different machines we can use to create prototypes. No matter what the design requires, we will be able to produce it.

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You can think of wire EDM as the non-contact, 21st Century version of the fretsaw. A fretsaw is used to cut complex shapes from blocks of wood. The key to its versatility is the blade, which is essentially just an abrasive wire. Being thin and able to cut on all sides, the woodworker can turn it easily to follow…

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Wire EDM is Not Just for Tooling

You can think of wire EDM as the non-contact, 21st Century version of the fretsaw. A fretsaw is used to cut complex shapes from blocks of wood. The key to its versatility is the blade, which is essentially just an abrasive wire. Being thin and able to cut on all sides, the woodworker can turn it easily to follow…

Down to the bone: Using EDM in medical device manufacturing

Say “medical device manufacturing” and most people think of investment cast hip joints and replacement patellas. The reality is, medical devices range from, as the FDA says, “…tongue depressors and bedpans to … pacemakers … and laser surgical devices.” Some of these devices need electro-discharge machining (EDM) for their manufacture while many more need EDM…

6 Ways EDM Enables Better Part and Tool Design

Textbooks portray design and manufacture as a linear process, but in reality it’s more iterative. Features, tolerances and materials specified by Engineering Challenge Manufacturing, who respond by requesting design changes. Reasoned discussion usually leads to better choices, but ultimately the product must function the way the designer wants. In such situations the only solution may…

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