Metal prototypes are primarily used for functional testing and require longer lead times than most other rapid prototype techniques.
While they are best suited to relatively simple geometries, they are capable of withstanding high temperatures and pressures to ensure accurate testing.
Various rapid prototyping techniques are used to make metal parts, tools and prototypes:
Depending on geometry and material requirements, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling can be a more cost effective way to produce a prototype.
We can machine Stainless steel, Tool steel, Aluminum and Titanium (Plastic / Foam to customer specifications) on our 3 Axis CNC machine.
Table size 1000 x 500mm
We can produce wax patterns for investment casting, eliminating the need for expensive silicon moulds. Investment casting is suitable for precious metals, bronze, stainless steel and aluminium.
Out of business - Rapid Pro | 3D Printing & Prototyping Specialists
RapidPro is an Australian based rapid manufacturing bureau specialising in prototypes and parts for form, fit and function. Rapid prototyping has become an essential part of the manufacturing process, turning CAD files into physical parts, patterns and 3D models for form, fit and function testing.
Producing rapid prototypes and digitally manufactured parts, our rapid prototypes are made locally, and exported globally. Incorporating Australia's largest FDM build centre and the Australasian branch of RedEye On Demand, RapidPro is able to use all modern prototyping techniques and surface finishes to ensure you get an accurate, fully repeatable prototype on time and on budget.
Our team of experts work with you, to take your product from concept to completion. We also manufacture inhouse, nationally and internationally from your 3D CAD files to produce accurate, repeatable and function prototypes and tools to shorten your time to market.
Working with all industries, inventors and students to achieve their desired outcomes, we understand the need for confidentiality. Your privacy is of utmost concern to us and discretion is guaranteed. Please see Our Policy for more details. We are also happy to sign Non-Disclosure agreements supplied by our clients if required.