Laszeray’s rapid prototyping services, drawing upon a number of cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, provide customers with a high-quality full-scale prototype of the product within hours once a product’s design has been conceptualized.
For more robust product designs, the company’s state-of-the-art in-house tooling shop can quickly develop initial production tooling capable of generating low-volume production runs. These capabilities allow customers to quickly and fully evaluate the function and appearance of their new product’s rapid prototype design before moving forward to normal production runs.
LASZERAY’S RAPID PROTOTYPING:
Rapid prototype development allows the customer to analyze any design weaknesses, compare slightly different versions of a product, present a proof of concept to investors, or figure out how to improve the manufacturing process. Once changes have been made to the product design, it’s a simple matter to create another prototype with the updated features, at a cost much lower than that associated with standard tooling. Lead times can be condensed significantly.
What is Rapid Prototyping?
Rapid prototyping manufacturing—sometimes called rapid tooling—is a combination of techniques used to quickly create a model of a part using CAD data. Construction of the part can be achieved with CNC milling technology, 3D printing, or additive layer manufacturing.
- CNC milling technology – CNC machining is highly effective in producing prototypes from a wide range of materials, including metal, wood, and plastic.
- 3D printing – This is an additive manufacturing process that utilizes CAD data and 3D printers to produce functional prototypes.
- Additive layer manufacturing – Other additive manufacturing processes available include laminated object manufacturing and solid ground curing.
Machine Tooling Services & Manufacturing
Machine tooling is the process of shaping or machining metals or other rigid materials by cutting, grinding, shearing, boring and other forms of material deformation or removal.
The specific type of process employed will depend on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the part, the quantity of parts that must be created, and the desired quality of the prototype. Contact Laszeray Technology for more information about our cost-effective CNC machining, additive layer manufacturing, and 3D printing rapid prototyping services.