Rapid Prototyping

A-ONE provides rapid prototyping services, which can quickly create scale models of physical parts of assemblies through 3D-computer-aided design (CAD) data.

The right Process for every application:

  • CNC Machining
  • Vacuum Casting
  • 3D printing

 

Why Use Rapid Prototyping?

Validation of product design

Does your design work in the real world? If not, you can see where the product has flaws or defects and go back to the drawing board for further research and development.

Prototypes can be used in exhibitions and trade shows

To be able to show your product as a tangible, 3D object, can be a boon for your sales team as potential customers encounter your sample vs. only looking at drawings or videos.

Makes R&D more robust and economical

Obtaining early technical validation and user validation of your product through rapid prototyping will allow you to identify necessary design changes early on – when changes can still be performed quickly and inexpensively. This ultimately will save you both time and money.

Overall, rapid prototyping can increase your bottom line while lowering your risk and R&D costs—all at an affordable price with quick turnaround time. At A-ONE, we strongly believe in providing a wide range of product development solutions which can help manufacturers, designers, and engineers with developing and evaluating new products in a quick, cost-effective, prudent manner. Using our extensive experience in rapid prototyping, A-ONE can bring your concepts to life in just a manner of days.

You Can Rely on A-ONE’s Quality and Thoroughness

Because we believe in the high quality of our work, we extensively test the form, fit, and function of your prototype. In doing this process we are also testing how different materials, textures, and finishes will perform before bringing your product to market. Prototypes can be manufactured to be used as presentation or exhibition models, as masters for molds, or even as functional parts for end-users. A-ONE can even create your prototype with final production materials, so they can be tested out in real-world conditions. You can use this data for further evaluation of your product and make further adjustments before it’s ready for the marketplace.

Rapid Prototyping Advantages

Other advantages of rapid prototyping relative to traditional manufacturing approaches are”

  • There’s no need for expensive, complex molds
  • You can create just one part. There is no Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
  • You have a wide range of materials to choose from, allowing you to test various material properties
  • You can quickly create and test parts with complex structures
  • Time is of the essence during R&D and rapid prototyping allows you to move quickly

 

A Variety of Materials to Choose From

For rapid prototyping there are a myriad of materials which can be used including the following:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Bakelite
  • Glass-filled Polyamide (PA-GF)
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic/PMMA)
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane/synthetic leather (PU)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Wood – chemical or solid
  • Metals:
    • Aluminum
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Stainless Steel
    • Titanium
    • Iron
    • Magnesium
    • Zinc

 

Contact A-ONE Today to Make Your Visions Come to Life

Have a product idea that you need to visualize? Contact A-ONE today to learn about our rapid prototyping services and how we can help.

Whether you’re looking for a production quote or early-stage assessment, A-ONE can support your initiative.

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