Prototype Engineering and Metal Stamping Services
Prototype engineering is a key component to the success of Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. Our experts create the most accurate tools and operations to create the most precise parts. Each metal stamping or prototype is given the same high level of attention and inspection. Part after part, we employ gauging for exact repeatability and tolerances that challenge the best toolmakers.
Prototype & Short-Run Services has successfully helped industrial clients manufacture parts when replacement parts are not available.
Engineering Machine Shop
Prototype & Short-Run Services uses computer-controlled forming of delicate parts in our prototype engineering process, as thin as 0.0008″. A CNC-controlled hydraulic punch press ensures punching, coining, extruding, and lancing. Prototype inspection personnel utilize state-of-the-art video comparators for close-tolerance inspection.
Engineering Machine Shop Advantages
As a full-service engineering machine shop, we offer a complete range of services to help you create a successful prototype. By providing manufacturing assistance, top-shelf customer service, fast delivery and meticulous quality control, we help our customers reach their goals. Some of the engineering machine shop services that we can provide, include:
- Manufacturing assistance – Manufacturing assistance is one of the services we offer with the goal of ensuring that our customers succeed. Our team of engineers has extensive experience with prototyping.
- Fast delivery – At Prototype & Short-Run Services, we can deliver prototypes in as little as two weeks. We do everything we can to ensure that you win the race to the marketplace.
- Quality control – Video comparators help us perform a close-tolerance inspection. We’re able to check dimensions down to five decimal places. The CNC technology we use helps us form intricate, delicate parts, some with thicknesses as small as 0.0008″. We also offer SPC, which is available upon request.
- Equipment – We use state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology. We use presses, mills, lathes, grinders, welders and other machinery to replicate our customers’ complex designs. We load CAD models into our CNC computers, and the computers tell our machines what to do. This method eliminates inconsistency and dramatically reduces human error.
CNC Forming & Machining
Our metal stamping and prototyping processes are unique. We use DesignCAD, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks to design tooling for any use. Computer files can be emailed for easy, efficient manufacturing of tooling and part production through Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc.