Rapid Metal Prototyping Service

We guarantee consistent quality for prototypes and end-use parts, in house and through our verified manufacturing partners.

  • 100+ metals & plastics, 50+ surface finishes
  • Instant quotes for 1-1,000 parts
  • Lead times from 3 business days

Rapid Metal Prototyping Capabilities

CNC machining Metal prototype

CNC metal machining including milling, turning, and other manufacturing processes, make it easy to get the custom metal prototypes you need. Through the process of removing metal material, the CNC machine cut the desired shape, size, and surface finish to meet the specifications of product designs and engineering drawings.

3D Printing Metal Prototype

Metal 3D printing can create metal prototypes using a high-powered laser to fuse metal powder particles into solid structures with additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, such as selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).

Sheet metal Prototype

A sheet metal prototype is a physical example that allows designers to test the function and form of a part prior to mass production. Sheet metal can be used to make both functional and non-functional prototypes with precise fabrication technologies such as laser cutting, wire EDM, bending, welding,

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What is Rapid Metal Prototyping?

Rapid Metal Prototyping is a solution for creating Metal prototypes using a metal manufacturing technique like CNC machining, 3D printing or sheet metal forming. While these prototypes can be made from many different metal materials, aluminum, carbon steel, sheet metal, brass, copper, and bronze are the most widely used.

Metal prototyping Specification

CapabilitiesCNC metal machining Metal 3D Printing Sheet metal Fabrication
Maximum build size500×500×500 mm300 X 300X 300 mm600 X 900X1000mm
Dimensional accuracyMin±0.05mmMin±0.3mmMin±0.1mm
Min feature thickness 1mm2mm0.5mm
Standard lead time3 to 7 days1 to 3 days3 to 7days
Cost (One PCS)$$$$$$

Metal Prototyping Materials

  • CNC Metal Machining: Aluminum, Copper, brass, Stainless steel, Steel, Titanium
  • Metal 3D Printing: Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication: Aluminum, copper, stainless steel, steel and zinc

Surface finishing for metal Prototypes

Surface finishingDescriptionColorTexture
Powder CoatingUsing corona discharge, make the powder coating adsorbed to the part, creating a more wear-resistant layer with a typical thickness.CustomGlossy
Bead BlastingBead blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications.n/aMatte
Anodizing anodizing process resists corrosion and wear. It’s also an ideal surface treatment for painting and primingblack, grey, red, blue, goldSmooth, matte finish
ElectroplatingElectroplated coating preserves the surface of parts and resists rusts and other defects from causing decay.Gold, silver, nickel, copper, brassSmooth, glossy
PolishingRanging from Ra 0.8~Ra0.1, polishing processes use an abrasive material to rub the part’s surface to make the shine more less shiny.n/aSmooth, glossy

Surface Finishing

Enhance product durability and visual appeal with our expert surface finishing services. From polishing to coating, we offer a wide range of specialty options to meet your needs for rapid…
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Rapid Plastic Prototyping

Refine designs and reduce costs with plastic prototyping. Test functionality, assess materials, and gain valuable customer feedback. Utilize 3D printing, injection molding, CNC machining, and more for versatile prototypes using ABS, polycarbonate, elastomers, and other materials.
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Rapid Clear Prototyping

Create transparent prototypes using clear materials like resin, acrylic, and glass. Ideal for optics, lenses, displays, and more. Achieve intricate and irregular shapes with clarity and precision.

FAQs About metal Prototype

Metal prototypes are prototypes made using a metal manufacturing technique like CNC machining, casting or sheet metal forming. They may be made from aluminum, steel or any other material chosen by the engineering team.