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The Need and Importance of Prototype Machining and Modeling

Acquiring expensive material, fabricating pieces and delivering your company’s final product is a costly endeavor. Delivering the best possible product is critical, and as a manufacturer, you need to be sure it’s done right.

In the end, the final piece must work or you’ll pay to build it again. To avoid complications, your best bet may be to rely on an experienced prototype and production manufacturer to test your product for any deficiencies.

prototype machining and modeling

Prototype machining and modeling

Prototype machining and modeling gives designers and developers the ability to test a product before moving on to final production. These developers not only test the component, but they also strenuously push the product to its maximum limits without compromising safety or expensive materials.

Additionally, many errors and deficiencies can be mitigated during the testing process, which creates a much better product in the end.

How a prototype machine works

Using the power of CNC (computer numerical control) machining, a 3D prototype can be made from various materials. The design is derived from CAD programs that drive the tooling inside the machine. Basically, the actual prototype takes shape from a solid piece of material, and as pieces of that material are removed, the product emerges in excellent detail.

The need for prototype machining

Prototype technology is a widely used technology capable of delivering finished production pieces, but its real value lies with its ability to test and analyze designs, saving manufacturers millions of dollars. By giving design teams the critical “proof of concept,” a working prototype can alleviate concerns for manufacturer and their clients.

Knowing what the end product will actually look like and watching it function is incredibly valuable for an investor. Further, unexpected flaws oftentimes only appear when you can hold the product, or physically watch it perform the intended function. This is known in the design and manufacturing industries as the subtractive modeling method.

The different manners in which you can approach the production of prototypes using CNC machining are limitless. Product Development Solutions can get to work on a quote for your best ideas.

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