Prototyping is an important aspect of any product design process. It’s in this phase that engineers will learn what works and what doesn’t, it’s the phase when product testers will begin stressing a design, and the phase when you’ll really learn where your product exceeds or falls short of expectations. Don’t undercut your ability to foresee future faults by settling for 3D printing. Swissomation offers prototyping services at competitive costs so you can capture a more complete idea of your product before production.
ProtoPlus is Swissomation’s premier prototyping service. Through proprietary and intricate developments, we’ve worked obsessively to reduce the traditionally high cost of prototyping on a mill or lathe. When you choose to machine your prototype from the same material that you’ll use during production you get the chance to understand, on a deeper level, the manufacturability and viability of your design. Plus, when you involve the experts at Swissomation early-on in your design, we’re able to provide insight that can reduce the overall cost of manufacture when you’re ready to scale-up production. At Swissomation, your part isn’t just prototyped, it’s production-ready.
Capabilities That Count
We’ve seen it all. Everyone’s come across that part design that seems impossible to manufacture; at Swissomation, we’re ready for any challenge. Our CNC lathes and mills are capable of micro-machining parts as small as .004″ in diameter up to 1.625″ in diameter, for any industry. 24/7/365, our machines are running parts made from aluminum, beryllium copper, brass, bronze, plastic, stainless steel, steel, and so much more. The Swiss-type CNC machines can mill, cross-drill, knurl, thread, crimp, and even more all right on the lathe. With tolerances as tight as +/- .0001, there’s often no need to perform secondary operations after machining is complete.
Swissomation operates over 60 of the newest, most advanced Swiss-type turning machines, a Fanuc® 6-axis robot, Escomatic and Nomura CNC, and CAM machines as well as other support equipment. With equipment located in our own two facilities, our engineers have easy access to everything they need to get the job done as efficiently as possible. We can offer prototyping runs as small as 1 unit in quantity or market production runs that total into the millions of units.