Prototype Machining

When you need a sample part or product, prototype machining is an excellent method for producing anything from a single, one-off part to a family of parts designed for a working assembly.

Using the actual material (aluminum, steel, brass, plastics, etc.) and production method for your prototype will give you the best representation of how the part will ultimately function. That is why we do recommend prototyping on a CNC milling machine or lathe and why we don’t offer 3D printing services. (Many of the concepts we see need to be made in the actual material to determine whether they will ultimately work or not.)

Prototype machining from CT&F is ideal for:

  • Moving from a concept to solid models to a completed part. (We can help you with part design, too.)
  • Creating pre-production prototypes to ensure parts work together.
  • Improving the manufacturing process of an existing part.

If you have an idea for a part, have existing prints, or have a solid model, we can work with you to recommend a manufacturing method and create a prototype. Contact us to talk about your idea or get a free quote.

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