CAD Files to Produce Prototypes with Laser, Water-jet and Plotters
With a two dimensional CAD file (.dxf format is best), we can import the file to a computer program and are able to cut parts the same day with Lasers, Water-Jet, and Plotters. With each of these methods, we avoid tooling costs, and are able to move very quickly. If materials are stocked or readily available at Marian, we can ship a few prototypes the next day.
The factors below determine whether we use Laser, Water-jet, or Plotter to produce the prototype parts:
- material composition and the material thickness
- the foot-print (size) and geometry (complexity) of the part
- the tolerances required