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How to Choose the Right Production Process

You’ll most likely need a different production process for your plastic parts if you’re at the beginning stage of product development, compared to being at the final stage, ready for production parts. Regardless of where you’re at in the process, we’ll help you understand the differences between the various production methods and choose the best one. The various processes vary by quantity of parts needed, cost, speed and other factors. Here are the manufacturing processes we offer: Urethane Casting: Fast, [...]


Custom CNC Machined Plastic or Metal Parts

CNC machining can be a good option for manufacturing prototype or low-volume plastic or metal parts. For plastic parts, CNC machining allows you to test the form, fit and function of prototypes prior to tooling up for the injection molded production parts. For both plastic and metal, CNC machining provides a fast turnaround and low cost for small quantities of parts. To learn more about our CNC machining capabilities, please visit the CNC machining page of our website. To learn more about our [...]


3D Printing vs CNC Machining

The question to ask when considering 3D Printing vs CNC Machining is: “What will my parts be used for?” As these are two different processes, the products they produce must be considered completely different beasts as well. 3D Printing is an additive process whereas CNC machining (or milling) is a subtractive process. Sure there are pros and cons for each process, but ultimately, what is it you want your plastic part to do or accomplish? After examining the products [...]


Lower Pricing and New Options for CNC Machining

In order to provide more value to our customers, we’ve changed our pricing structure for CNC machined plastic parts. The new pricing provides quantity break discounts, so your piece price will now be lower on higher part quantities. We’ve also added new options in our online quotation system for CNC machining. The first new dropdown allows you to specify whether your part will be exposed to relatively high loads or pressure. The desired performance characteristics may dictate the manufacturing method [...]


CNC Machining Metal

CNC machining is a good manufacturing process for small quantities of metal parts, such as prototypes and low volumes. We offer metal CNC machining, in addition to our CNC plastic machining capabilities. There are a variety of metal materials available for CNC machining, including various aluminum, steel and brass materials. Learn more about our metal CNC machining capabilities See the list of metal materials available for CNC machining


Production Processes to Fit Your Needs

Whether you’re at the beginning stage of product development and need a prototype, or at the final stage and ready for production parts, we’ve got the manufacturing process that’s right for you. We offer the following manufacturing processes: Urethane Casting: Fast, inexpensive prototype or low-volume parts with plastic- or rubber-like properties (1-25 parts) CNC Machining: Low-volume parts with a large selection of plastic or metal materials (1-100 parts) Prototype Injection Molding: Higher quantity of prototype parts, warrantied to 10,000 cycles Production [...]


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