Prototypes are an essential tool for product development and provide the type of design analysis that cannot be obtained with 3D CAD models. They are an essential tool for proof of concept, and vital for verifying manufacturability and materials testing. At Prototype Stampings, providing prototypes and short run stamping services has been our mainstay since 1969. Our expertise in prototyping is built on a solid understanding of the difficulties and cost that manufacturers face when bringing a new design to market. We are positioned as a single source solution for prototypes, working with everything from fully-vetted, mature designs to concepts and physical samples that require reverse engineering.
It goes without saying that production tooling for stamping can be very expensive; a good prototype will not only prove out a design, but it will also prove out the tooling. The cost of production tooling can vary greatly depending on the type of material used: the longer the run, the harder the steel; the harder the steel, the more difficult to machine. Our staff of industry professionals understands that selecting a tooling material that is most advantageous for the expected production quantity is an important factor in keeping prototype cost under control. The material being formed, the number of finished pieces needed, and geometric complexity all play a role in material selection. We specialize in prototypes and short run production and are equipped with advanced systems that are selected and designed to provide optimal results. In the hands of our team of highly experienced machinists and toolmakers, we can guarantee the precision, quality, and value for every project.
To learn how partnering with prototype and short run experts can add value to your next product development cycle, contact us directly.
Form Study Prototypes
Proof of Concept Prototypes
Short Run Production
TDMAW (Tool, Die and Machining association of Wisconsin)
Grit blasting and surface texturing
CMM part inspection
Specialty Production Shop