CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining is the primary digital manufacturing technology to produce rapid prototypes. It manufactures high-accuracy parts with excellent physical properties directly from a CAD file at a low cost within a short turnaround time. After surface treatment such as sanding, polishing, sandblasting, painting, screen printing, UV coating, and electroplating, the CNC machining rapid prototyping workpiece is nearly the same quality as the part manufactured by a steel mold. Therefore, a one-off CNC machined prototype is usually the first choice for designers and engineers to verify their new designs.
With 20 high-precision and highly efficient 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC machining centers and professional CNC technicians, your CNC machining rapid prototyping parts can be ready within a short time. Our CNC machining capabilities include:
CNC milling and turning are the two most widely used CNC machining techniques for rapid prototyping and quick-turn production. X Rapid Technologies is a 10-year player in the industry. We excel in providing custom CNC machining solutions for both plastic and metal parts to help customers verify their product ideas and offer hints of manufacturability before mass production and save time and money.
If you are developing a new physical product and plan to bring it to market, you will need at least one prototype. In most cases, the manufacturing method of a prototype is CNC machining. The prototype will be used in the following situations:
· To verify the design of structures.
· To verify the design of appearance.
· To present the model for financing.
· To show the model in a trade fair or showroom.
· To verify manufacturability.
Some industries with low sales volumes, like medical devices, use CNC machining not only for rapid prototyping but also for end-use production. Contact us to schedule your prototypes early!
More precise than traditional machining.
Our CNC machining prototyping techniques
offer ±0.01mm tolerances
across most geometries in metals,
±0.02mm for plastics.
As IOS 9001:2015-certified,
our CNC machining rapid prototyping service
provides excellent-rated prototypes and parts.
Rapid CNC machining production
can be finished within 3 to 7 days
and shipped globally.
For CNC machining rapid prototyping, we can have them as machined, de-burred, sanded, polished, painted, silk screened, electroplated, anodized, etc. It all depends on your needs.
CNC machining centers are very common in many CNC companies. At X Rapid Technologies, we use state-of-art CNC machining centers to guarantee tight tolerances and high qualities.
Aluminum and ABS are the most commonly applied materials for plastics and metals separately in CNC machining rapid prototyping.
To make CNC machining prototypes, please send us files in CAD, STP, STEP, IGS, or X_T format.
Sure. You can take a look at our previous CNC machining rapid prototyping parts on our Case Studies page, for instance, the CNC machined aluminum automotive lamp reflectors and the CNC turning cylinder metal prototypes.