CNC Machining Prototypes
ProtoEdge CNC machining turning, milling, and lathes capability services, that will suit your needs, for any product or project you might have for machined prototypes, low volume and small run out of virtually any engineering material for metal or plastic. With full service machining and tooling, components can get machine out of a wide range of engineered grade materials.
Our CNC facilities are also fully equipped for drilling, reaming, tapping, and other processes, too. So if you need it turned, we can turn it, allowing for components, like threaded shafts, bobbins, armatures, nozzles, housings, flow controller, aerospace sliders, spindle blanks, and engine parts. And in addition to our turning abilities, are Wire Edm and Edm Drilling along other features of secondary services: tooling dies and assembly is available for close tolerance parts. Prototypes and low-volume parts are often the most effective solution for initial pilot marketing models if real production material and tight tolerance is required.
Also this method can be ideal and facilitates fast complex, highly detailed organic shapes for low quantity manufacturing needs or for bridging the time gap between prototyping and mass production. Lead-times are quoted on job by job basis depending on material selections.
CNC machining prototypes can be made to your custom specified material. We offer the full range of milling processes, drilling, boring, countersinking, counter boring, tapping, and reaming, plus more. When the time comes if you need milling done, however you need it done, we can do it. Taking on both small and large jobs, with fully enabled Multi-Axis machining, cutting to manufacture a wide range of intricate components-nothing is too complex for us. In our shop precision is the number one goal. We work to tolerances as tight as ± 0.002 per inch of dimension although tighter tolerances are possible with very stable, reinforced materials.
Sometimes the machining price can be cheaper than even rapid prototyping additive manufacturing depending on the geometry.
We have helped product design engineers and professionals with their projects across a wide range of industries, and we can help you.
Precision machining-machine tools is one of the best choices for prototype and pre-production of high-quality metal and plastic parts requiring the greatest degree of dimensional accuracy, critical surface finishes, polished fabrication, and material specific properties for parts that are too large for the additive prototyping processes.
Commonly requested materials are:
- Mild Steel
- PMMA (Acrylic)
- Stainless Steel
For more information about custom metal and plastic components or any of our other capabilities please call us at (612) 432-4303. Let us quote your next pending project.