Engineering for Precision Metal Stampings
Prototype Engineering and Precision Metal Stamping Services
Prototype engineering is a key component to the success of Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc. Our experts engineer the most accurate tools and processes to create the most precise products. Each precision metal stamping or prototype is given the same high level of attention and inspection. Part after part, we employ precise gauging for exact repeatability and tolerances that challenge the best toolmakers.
Prototype Reverse Engineering
Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc., provides reverse engineering services on metal parts including castings, stampings, and sub-assemblies. We have successfully helped industrial clients with metal part re-creation when replacement parts are not available. We can also take a metal fabrication and create all the component prints for future production when original drawings are unavailable.
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 ultra-precision 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 design 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:
- Design assistance - Prototypes are easy to revise and change – but what if you’re not sure how to change it? Our engineers can bring fresh sets of eyes to your prototype. Design 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 precision 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 precisely 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 precision metal stamping and prototype engineering services include our CAD software expertise. We use DesignCAD, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks to design precise models for any use. These computer files can be emailed for easy, efficient review of tooling and production through Prototype & Short-Run Services, Inc.
We also provide CNC machining services for metal part manufacturing in numerous industries; the military, medical equipment, electronics, avionics and the aerospace industry being just a few. Our CNC machining services are capable of handling high volume production runs, and are well outfitted to work with a variety of metals, including cold rolled steel and stainless steel as well as nonmetallic materials.