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Custom Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Service

At CreateProto, we offer custom rapid prototyping services combining rapid tooling and conventional tooling practices to speed up the mold design process. We ensure an overall cost and time reduction through our manufacturing techniques.

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Rapid Prototyping

What Is Rapid Prototyping?

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Rapid prototyping machining

Involves parts iteration and production through high-speed CNC machining, casting, injection molding, and extruding. We offer different options for rapid prototyping processes to choose from.

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Rapid Vacuum Casting

It’s ideal for low-cost plastic part manufacturing during mass production. Rapid vacuum casting is quite similar to injection molding, although it provides less durability. That’s why it’s best for low-volume production. 

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Rapid 3D Printing

In rapid prototyping. 3D printing is the most common process used for industrial part manufacturing due to its quick lead time and affordability. At CreateProto, we use FDM, SLA, and SLS techniques to create prototypes.

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Rapid Sheet Metal Fabrication

You can get a variety of alloy and metal options for rapid sheet metal prototypes from us, including copper, aluminum, and stainless steel. We ensure the creation of two or more metal prototypes at one time.

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Rapid CNC Machining

We have advanced multi-axis CNC machining, including 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC machining, to create product parts with precision as much as possible in the shortest time, ensuring rapid CNC prototyping runs smoothly.

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Rapid Injection Molding

We can manufacture durable identical parts to ensure multiple backups and for testing using our rapid prototyping injection molding process. Although it has a longer lead time, it’s ideal for the parts with strict mechanical and material requirements.

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Why Choose CreateProto for Rapid Prototyping Services

Being one of the leading rapid prototype companies, we offer faster lead time using our advanced rapid prototyping tools. You can rest assured about on-demand production within the deadline at minimal costs.

Quick Turnarounds

Using state-of-the-art tools, staff strength, and rapid prototyping for product design, we meet our client expectations and delivery time, regardless of quantity. We ensure on-demand production within schedules.

High-Quality and Capabilities

From materials to rapid prototyping methods, we maintain consistent high quality and develop our manufacturing capabilities to meet your prototyping needs for low-volume CNC machining, injection molding, vacuum casting, and rapid 3D printing prototyping services.

Instant Quotes

With our Quick Quote tool, you can apply for quotes and get an estimated pricing just within 7 hours from our experts with DFM analysis. Just upload your CAD file with all the details required for orders.

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Our Rapid Prototyping Capabilities

The rapid prototyping market size is booming day by day. With our years of experience in this industry, we help many established brands and startups with rapid prototype manufacturing to ensure the production of top-quality parts with precision machining companies like Createproto.

Types of Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping methods confine a number of industries, materials, and technologies. At CreateProto, we are offering four different types of rapid prototypes as per client project needs.

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Functional Prototype

In these rapid prototypes, we focus on practicality and let our designers and engineers test the parts to make required modifications to achieve better functionality just like the final product should.

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Concept Model

It’s the simplest prototype our engineers use for rapid prototyping to convey the basic design idea. But, the chances of undergoing several changes in the prototypes before the final product turns into is here.

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Pre-production Prototype

This prototype is developed just before the final part of production to ensure the machined product is performing optimally and validate the selected process for manufacturing during mass production.

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Display Prototype

We usually create this type of rapid prototype to make them look identical to the final parts. In this process, appearance is the main consideration for our designers, not its functionality.

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Specifications

Best Materials for Custom Rapid Prototyping

At CreateProto, we are offering quick quotes for a variety of metals and plastics depending on your rapid manufacturing needs. You will get options for various materials and have an estimated pricing for them.

Metals

We have different types of metals for rapid prototyping and each comes with various chemical and physical properties. Depending on specific applications, some metals suit better compared to other ones. Our metal rapid prototyping methods include vacuum casting, CNC machining, sheet fabrication, and 3D printing. Such as:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Titanium
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel
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Plastics

Plastics enclose several material options with favorable properties ideal for plastic rapid prototyping, from chemical resistance to easing molding to insulation, lightweight, and wear resistance. We use advanced technologies and methods to create plastic prototypes, including 3D printing, urethane casting, and CNC machining.

  • ABS
  • PMMA
  • Nylon (PA)
  • PVC
  • PU
  • PE
  • PS
  • PP
  • POM
  • HDPE and much more
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Standards & Tolerances

Rapid Prototyping Standards and Tolerances

At CreateProto, we maintain precision, tight tolerances, and standards to create metal and plastic parts using rapid prototyping as an ideal production option.

Rapid Prototyping Injection Molding

For low-volume plastic parts and mold production, rapid injection molding is an ideal solution. In this process, we also use other state-of-the-art techniques to ensure better outcomes.

Standards Description
Lead time
150 days or less
Production grade
1 to 100,000 cycles
Mold cavity tolerances
±0.05 mm
Repeatability parts to parts
±0.1 mm
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Rapid CNC Machining

This one is an ideal production method for plastic and metal part production. Rapid CNC prototyping creates precise and accurate machined parts within the hottest lead time.

Type Tolerances
Part size limit
950 * 550 * 480 mm(37.0 * 21.5 * 18.5 inch)
Linear dimension
+/- 0.025 mm (+/- 0.001 inch)
Shaft Diameters
+/- 0.025 mm (+/- 0.001 inch)
Hole Diameters (not reamed)
+/- 0.025 mm (+/- 0.001 inch)
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Rapid 3D Printing

Leveraging our latest 3D printing technologies and state-of-the-art tools, we are able to meet your plastic and metal 3D printing rapid prototyping needs. You can rest assured of receiving fast delivery of custom 3D printed parts just within a few days.

Standards Details
Layer height
50 – 300 μm
Max. build size
250 * 250 * 250 mm for SLA, 500 * 500* 500
mm for FDM, and 420 * 500 * 420 mm for SLS
Min. wall thickness
1.0 mm
Tolerance
± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm (± 0.020″)
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Rapid Vacuum Casting

Our vacuum casting process ensures consistency and high-quality plastic parts with intricate designs as you need. We have a trusted source for creating elastomeric plastic components.

Standards Details
Dimensional accuracy
±0.05 mm
Max. build size
+/- 0.025 mm (+/- 0.001 inch)
Layer thickness
1.5mm - 2.5mm
Lead time
15 days or less for up to 20 parts
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Rapid Sheet Metal Fabrication

Using our streamlined sheet metal fabrication process, we create custom metal parts combining our advanced tools with the help of our in-house experienced designers and engineers. We guarantee quality standards and short lead times.

Dimension Tolerance
Edge to edge/hole/single surface
+/- 0.005 inch
Bend angle
+/- 1°
Edge to feature/multiple surface
+/- 0.030 inch
Bend to edge/hole/single surface
+/- 0.010 inch
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Lower Development Costs

Compared to the traditional manufacturing process, our rapid prototyping technologies are cost-effective. It saves on material costs and time while offering faster lead times for low-volume production and prototyping.

Quick Turnarounds

Want to get your machined parts in the market quickly? Leveraging our rapid prototyping tooling services, including CNC machining, casting, 3D printing, metal fabrication, and injection molding, you can get a competitive edge.

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Better Product Quality

Rapid prototyping allows to test and modify machined parts before final production and launching in the market. It’s easy to identify and fix potential issues while producing high-quality prototypes.

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Greater flexibility

Modifying designs is easier and faster with our rapid prototyping methods. It allows you greater flexibility to make changes in the prototypes and machined parts before getting the final parts on the market.

What Our Customers Say

Whenever and whatever we have needed, Createproto has delivered every time with the exact precision and quality required. Faster turnarounds, perfect finish, and on-time delivery for product launch- Great experience working with them. We appreciate their professionalism and are looking forward to teaming up with them again.

Tyler Richards Lead Mechanical Engineer, Shimano

It’s been two times we have worked with CreateProto, and honestly, they have never disappointed us. We just requested the quote, and they have handled the rest, from product design to production to testing and launch- All the fulfillment required for our projects so far. Professionalism and convenience- Perfect reasons to work with them!

Avram Mckinney Mechanical Engineer Associate, Thermaco

It’s really impressive working with CreateProto for our automotive projects. Quick responses all the time that has eased communication. We don’t have to manage or juggle suppliers. They got us all covered! In fact, their prices are too competitive, even for mass customization and low-volume production.

Timothy Frederick CAE Mechanical Engineer, Bird
Served Industries

Explore Industries We Serve

Createproto serves a wide range of sectors such as medical, automotive, electronics, and aerospace, offering inclusive prototyping solutions that drive innovation and uphold standards of excellence

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Faqs

Get answers to your questions

Rapid prototypes become essential to get when your product development costs drive higher. Rapid prototyping is cost-effective and saves on product development while identifying issues and improving test functionality.

At CreateProto, we offer fast lead times just within a week, even in 3 working days leveraging our rapid prototyping process. Also, you can take advantage of our rapid prototyping online services for your part production.

Yes, rapid prototyping and 3D printing are different as the latter uses an additive manufacturing process and the former one includes a set of techniques used for part production from a 3D CAD file.