A-ONE provides rapid prototyping services, which can quickly create scale models of physical parts of assemblies through 3D-computer-aided design (CAD) data. To construct prototypes or parts, we use 3D printing or additive layer manufacturing technology.
A Variety of Materials to Choose From
For rapid prototyping there are a myriad of materials which can be used including the following:
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
- Glass-filled Polyamide (PA-GF)
- Polycarbonate (PC)
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic/PMMA)
- Polyoxymethylene (POM)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polyurethane/synthetic leather (PU)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Wood – chemical or solid
- Stainless Steel
Why Use Rapid Prototyping?
There are a few benefits for using rapid prototyping in your manufacturing process.
Validation of product design
Does your design work in the real world? If not, you can see where the product has flaws or defects and go back to the drawing board for further research and development.
Makes R&D more robust and economical
You won’t have to go back to the drawing board as often to improve the design or functionality of the part. This ultimately will save you both time and money.
Prototypes can be used in exhibitions and trade shows
To be able to show your product as a tangible, 3D object, can be a boon for your sales team as potential customers encounter your sample vs. only looking at drawings or videos.
Overall, rapid prototyping can increase your bottom line while lowering your risk and R&D costs—all at an affordable price with quick turnaround time. At A-ONE, we strongly believe in providing a wide range of product development solutions which can help manufacturers, designers, and engineers with developing and evaluating new products in a quick, cost-effective, prudent manner.Using our extensive experience and expertise in rapid prototyping, A-ONE can bring your designs or concepts to life in just a manner of days. We’ll give you sound and professional advice about which prototyping service is the best fit for your needs—a prototype to test or another other starting for any of our other manufacturing services that you may need further along in the product development process.
You Can Rely on A-ONE’s Quality and Thoroughness
Because we believe in the high quality of our work, we extensively test the form, fit, and function of your prototype. But we also can use this process to test how different materials, textures, and finishes will perform before bringing your product to market.Prototypes can be manufactured to be used as presentation or exhibition models, as masters for molds, or even as functional parts for end-users. A-ONE can even create your prototype with final production materials, so they can be tested out in real-world conditions. You can use this data for further evaluation of your product and make further adjustments before it’s ready for the marketplace.
Rapid Prototyping Advantages
There are several advantages of using rapid prototyping for your R&D product needs.
- We can create high quality, highly accurate versions of your design or concept.
- Rapid prototyping can easily create parts with complex structures
- You have a wide range of materials to choose from.
- You can have even just one of your part or product created, vs. having a minimum production.
- There’s no need for a mold.
- You can have your ideal product created from the beginning, making this the best fit for new product and market research areas of the R&D process.
Contact A-ONE Today to Make Your Visions Come to Life
Have a product idea that you need to visualize in 3D? Contact A-ONE today to learn about our rapid prototyping services and how we can help.