At Marian we pride ourselves on being able to produce high quality prototypes quickly. Prototypes are usually produced in relatively small quantities used by the customer to verify design, evaluate material choices, and build prototypes of the final assembly. Provide us with a CAD file (.dxf format is best) along with information about your part and we can typically produce your prototypes within 24 to 48 hours (using stock materials).
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