Rapid Prototyping

With cutting-edge technology and elite engineers, high-quality prototypes are delivered at a cost-effective way by CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, die casting, etc. Let’s create prototypes together to accelerate design to market faster.

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Rapid Prototyping

Why Choose Us For Rapid Prototyping Service

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1-to-1 Quote Analysis

Just upload your 2D or 3D design and you will get quote feedback in 24 hours. Our specialized engineers will analyze your design to avoid misunderstanding in your 2D or 3D design, communicate with you and offer an affordable price.

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Fast Lead Time

The introduce of advanced rapid prototyping equipment and professional quoters ensure the fast lead time. We set the priority for the arrangement of the order according to the requirements and order complexity.

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High Quality Production Parts

The responsible and rigorous attitude towards materials, machining technique, surface finishing and CMM testing guarantee the consistent quality from prototyping to production parts. We won’t bother to check the parts quality before delivery.

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Instant Communication

For the sake of your benefits, every customer will have technical support to get in touch with us from quotation to delivery. You will get instant feedback for any question until it’s confirmed that you receive the satisfied parts.

What is Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is an agile development method often used in the product development process. Also known as MVP(Minimum Viable Product). Using rapid prototyping to test the appearance, structure and function of the product allows you to bring the product to market faster, so that the material, size, etc. of the product and design can be adjusted with minimal trial and error.

4 types of rapid prototyping


  • Concept Model: The most creative or imaginative rapid prototyping. According to the integration of technology into life, designers usually need to make multiple revisions before the product is launched.

  • Apperance Prototype: Engineers use rapid mockups to show the appearance of the product. At this stage, the realization of functions is usually not within the scope of engineers’ consideration.

  • Functional Prototype: Functional prototype: At this stage, engineers need to ensure that the functions of the product design can be realized, and the functions of the prototype and the designed functions need to be consistent.

  • Pre-production: This is the last step for products developement before mass production. Engineers needs to validate the best manufacturing process as well as the function behaves well.

Pros of rapid prototyping

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Bring Your Design to Market

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Rapid Prototyping

We have sufficient ability to deliver prototypes quickly after our research on the market and the improvement and upgrading of equipment and technique processes over the years. We have accumulated a wealth of successful experience in fast and high-quality delivery in aviation, new energy and other industries.

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Bridge Production

Our elite engineers will confirm the details of the prototype via many ways such as online projection meeting according to your design drawings, and provide solutions on materials and technique processes for your core demands to ensure that the products meet your requirements.

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On-Demand Production

We can produce the number of prototypes you need, whether it is small batch or large batch production after you receive the prototype and confirm that the appearance and function of the product meet your design requirements.Our Custom Wire EDM Services For Various Indu

Rapid Prototyping Materials

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Aluminum

High machinability and ductility, good strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum alloys have good strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and electrical conductivity, low density and natural corrosion resistance.


Price
$ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size
Min part size
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Zinc

Zinc is a slightly brittle metal at room temperature and has a shiny-greyish appearance when oxidation is removed.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Iron

Iron is an indispensable metal in the industrial sector. Iron is alloyed with a small amount of carbon – steel, which is not easily demagnetized after magnetization and is an excellent hard magnetic material, as well as an important industrial material, and is also used as the main raw material for artificial magnetism.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Titanium

Titanium is an advanced material with excellent corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and strength-to-weight characteristics. This unique range of properties makes it an ideal choice for many of the engineering challenges faced by the medical, energy, chemical processing, and aerospace industries.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Steel

Steel is a strong, versatile, and durable alloy of iron and carbon. Its applications range from construction materials and structural components to automotive and aerospace components.
Steel is strong and durable High tensile strength Corrosion resistance Heat and fire resistance Easily molded and formed.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Stainless steel

Stainless steel alloys have high strength, ductility, wear and corrosion resistance. They can be easily welded, machined and polished. The hardness and the cost of stainless steel is higher than that of aluminum alloy.


Price
$ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Bronze

Highly resistant to seawater corrosion. The material’s mechanical properties are inferior to many other machinable metals, making it best for low-stress components produced by CNC machining.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Brass

Brass is mechanically stronger and lower-friction metal properties make CNC machining brass ideal for mechanical applications that also require corrosion resistance such as those encountered in the marine industry.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Copper

Few metals have the electric conductivity that copper has when it comes to CNC milling materials. The material’s high corrosion resistance aids in preventing rust, and its thermal conductivity features facilitate CNC machining shaping.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.

Rapid Prototyping Finishes

Name
Description
Materials
Color
Texture
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As Machined
As Machined

As machined, parts have minor visible tool marks and a surface roughness (Ra) of 1.6-3.2 µm.

Materials:
All materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Stain

Bead Blasting
Bead Blasting

Bead blasting is a cold treatment process used to remove old paint films with a thickness of not less than 2mm. It is widely used to improve the mechanical strength of parts, as well as wear resistance, fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Matte
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Sand Blasting
Sand Blasting

Sand blasting is to make the surface of parts for uniform matte treatment, according to the requirements of different sizes of sand can be sprayed, such as aluminum can spray #80-220 fine sand.

Materials:
All Materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Painting
Painting

Painting can make the monotonous product look more beautiful after being sprayed with various colors, and at the same time, it can prolong the life and service life of the product because of an extra layer of protection.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured
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Anodizing
Anodizing

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, matte finish

Plating
Plating

Plating is a process that is often used in CNC machining to add a protective or decorative layer to the surface of a component.

Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Bron, Copper, Brassze, Iron
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, glossy finish

Zinc Plating
Zinc Plating

The surface of the material is coated with a layer of zinc to play the role of beauty and rust prevention.

Materials:
Steel
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a
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Chroming
Chroming

Chroming process in CNC Surface Finishing is a metal finishing process that uses a chemical bath to deposit a thin layer of chromium onto the surface of a metal object.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Nickel Plated
Nickel Plated

A layer of nickel is plated on the surface of the material to improve the corrosion resistance of the material and have excellent polishing performance.

Materials:
All Materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a
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Laser Engraving
Laser Engraving

Laser engraving uses laser to engraving the logo or character logo you need onto your component.

Materials:
All materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Brushing 
Brushing 

The result of brushing is a unidirectional satin finish that is achieved by polishing the metal with grit.

Materials:
All materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Satin

Smooth Polishing
Smooth Polishing

Smooth polishing is to removes the machining marks from the surface of the workpiece, but there is no mirror effect.

Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Bron, Copper, Brassze, Iron
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, glossy finish

Mirror Polishing
Mirror Polishing

Mirror polishing is a surface finishing process that can create a highly reflective, mirror-like finish on metal parts.

Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Bron, Copper, Brassze, Iron
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, glossy finish

Silk Screen
Silk Screen

By silk screen printing, the ink is adhered to the products surface allowing it to be printed in a variety of colors at the same time, resulting rich and gorgeous effect.

Materials:
All materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

E-coating
E-coating

E-coating is a CNC Surface Finishing process that uses electrochemical methods to deposit a protective coating onto metal parts.

Materials:
Aluminum, Zinc, Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Iron
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Powder Coating
Powder Coating

Powder coating is a process used to coat metal parts with a protective and decorative layer of paint. It is often used for applications such as automotive, marine, and industrial part.

Materials:
All materials
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Glossy

Passivate
Passivate

The passivation process can help to extend the life of the CNC surface, which can increase the longevity of the machine.

Materials:
Aluminum, Steel
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Electrolytic Polishing
Electrolytic Polishing

A technology that uses a metal workpiece as an anode and performs electrolysis in a suitable electrolyte to selectively remove its rough surface and improve the surface finish.

Materials:
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, glossy finish
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Heat Treatment
Heat Treatment

The heat treatment methods include vacuum heat treatment, bright heat treatment, nitriding, nitriding, QPQ and blackening. The hardness range of heat treatment is 40-60 HRC.

Materials:
Steel
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Alodine
Alodine

Alodine is a chemical surface finishing process used to produce a protective coating on aluminum and its alloys. It is also known as chemical film, or chromate conversion.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a

Chromate Conversion
Chromate Conversion

A more environmentally friendly and efficient alternative to preparing chromate conversion using safer raw materials. The chromate conversion process can be used for oxidation, corrosion protection and modification of metal surfaces to improve the durability and performance of parts

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
n/a
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Black Oxide
Black Oxide

Black oxide provides corrosion protection, improved electrical conductivity, and improved wear resistance, making it a popular choice for CNC surface finishing.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
n/a
Texture:
Smooth, matte finish

Applications of Rapid Prototyping Services

Even for industries with strict precision and tolerance required such as medical and aerospace, we can meet your needs for prototyping with our exquisite craftsmanship and rigorous attitude in a shortest turnaround.
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Rapid Prototyping FAQs

Rapid prototyping is typically used in two main scenarios. Firstly, rapid prototyping is the best choice when you need to test a product or assess the risk of a product. Secondly, rapid prototyping is less expensive than prototyping, so you can also choose rapid prototyping when product development costs are too high.

It’s determined by the material, complexity of design, etc. Zintilon has powerful manufacturing capabilities to ensure a faster lead time with cutting-edge manufacturing equipment such as 8 sets of 5 axis hermle CNC machining center, CNC lathe equipment.

Rapid prototyping is a new technology based on the material stacking method. It combines mechanical engineering, CAD, reverse engineering technology, layered manufacturing technology, CNC technology, material science, and laser technology. But in fact, 3D printing is a technology that uses additive manufacturing to develop products, which is only a branch of rapid prototyping and can only represent part of the rapid prototyping machining technique.
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