September 26th, 2017
Tips for Working with a Metal Prototyping Provider
Metal prototyping has made a number of significant strides in the last few years. As a result, it is now possible to produce metal prototypes for all types of industries far faster, more efficiently, and more affordably. Still, it is important to make sure that you take the time to become well acquainted with the engineering team who will be responsible producing your final product. A collaborative team who is willing to share ideas with you and who is responsive to your own ideas produces the best products.
It is also important to ensure that you provide a solid, clean model that is fully supported by drawings when working with your chosen metal prototyping provider. An experienced product development company can often work with drawings as well as models, but the process can often be expedited when you provide renderings that contain the necessary information. Such information should include the type and thickness of the material to be used. In addition, you should provide information regarding the desired finish as well as the overall size and dimensions of the product. You will also need to let the engineering team know about any threaded holes or hardware that will need to be included. If you do not have the necessary drawings, but you can provide a solid model of the product and the relevant information, the engineering team can typically produce a drawing for you.
By providing the necessary information to your metal prototyping provider, it is possible to ensure the highest quality final product.