Rapid Prototyping

Value Added Service: Rapid Prototyping Services in Shenzhen, China

— Why is it important to prototype your part before a production tool is made? Because one small mistake that you may not be visible could cost you (or us) thousands of dollars later! ​Rapid prototyping creates the possibility to communicate and visualize design ideas, whether you are developing a new product or even require end-user parts.

A rapid prototype part is a process of using a 3D CAD Model of a part and replicating that model into a physical part. There are a few different options when considering a rapid prototype. Some types will not hold up to testing and others will. We leverage several different methods for prototyping based on the stage of product development and specific customer requirements, which mainly include 3D print, CNC machining and soft mold (or prototype mold).

With our advanced prototyping capabilities, we can quickly produce physical prototypes for testing and validation, ensuring that the final product meets the desired specifications. Once the prototype has been approved, we seamlessly transition into the production phase. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are equipped with advanced machinery and technologies, enabling us to produce high-quality metal, plastic, and silicone products with precision and efficiency. Our team closely monitors the production process to ensure utmost quality control and adherence to project timelines.

Our Advantages of Rapid Prototyping Services in China

Multiple Methods For Prototyping

3D print, CNC machining and soft mold are available for different stage of product development and specific customer requirements.

A Crucial Part Of Our One-Stop Manufacturing Solutions

Rapid prototyping creates the possibility to communicate and visualize design ideas before all stakeholders feel good to kick off the production tools. 

Comparably Short Lead Time

The general lead time is 1 week for prototyping versus 5 weeks for building a mold.  

Integrated Approach For Functionality Parts

A congregation involves 3D print a part and then forwards it to CNC milling to balance the final tolerances and the desired finish.

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    Rapid Prototyping – 3D Printing

    — 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing that builds objects by adding material one layer at a time, with each successive layer bonding to the preceding layer until the part is complete. The two most common in our industry are SLA and SLS. SLA stands for Stereolithography and SAS stand for Selective Laser Sintering. An SLA rapid prototype part is known to be more dimensionally accurate and a SLS rapid prototype tends to be stronger.

    Rapid Prototyping – CNC Machining

    — CNC Machining for parts where its functionality relies on high accuracy and tolerance, CNC machining is still the best prototyping method available. CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing process in which blocks and rods of metal and engineering plastics are milled and turned to create highly accurate complex parts. A plastic part can be machined in a machine shop setting if desired. For larger parts with less details, machining a plastic part for prototype purposes is the way to go. There is a wide variety of materials available to cater for any application.

    Rapid Prototyping – Soft Mold

    — Soft Mold making an inexpensive mold to get an actual plastic injection molded part is encouraged. Small production orders can also be made while waiting for the actual multi-cavity production tool to be made. This process is preferred because it detects the actual end result of the plastic part. The other two rapid prototype processes do not detect problems that can occur such as part warp, dimensional tolerance problems and mating part fits.

    Why GEMS MFG?

    Integrated Factory Resources

    We are your one-stop manufacturing solution provider for customized products with the joint effort & support from our 120 partnership subcontractors mainly for the production of metals & plastics. We can expand much faster but the top management decide to keep GEMS a compact, dedicated and professional company, which allows our team to really focus and deliver on your projects without any excuse or compromise. We strive to be a long-term, reliable and trustworthy partner of our customers rather than just being a contractor, and look forward to growing the company with customers’ success.

    Manufacturing Veteran Team

    With the passing years, we are proud to build up a manufacturing veteran team with rich experience and full expertise to fulfill your specific demand. From mold making, injection molding, die casting, stamping and sheet metal, to 2nd processes like CNC machining, oil spraying, powder coating and chrome plating, and then assembling and packaging and related, we always have someone in house to be an expert to resolve the issues in different stages of product development. We also specialize in providing charger, cable and hub, plus other electronic accessories that support a complete set of product.

    Strong Project Management

    “Think global, execute local” is the principle of our work. Time, quality and cost are the three key elements to be considered throughout the product development from concept design to mass production. A detailed plan with weekly conference call update is a critical gateway to ensure these three key elements are successfully implemented, also assuring that all parties are on the same page. Communication is the Secret to Success . Everyone works independently to take care his own job, but together we are a team to get things done and are your daily eyes and ears onsite in China.

    Flexible Operation & Customization

    We offer a wide variety of products, such as mold, component and assembly product, and certain value-added services. For logo or branding product, we have in house resources to complete a color mix that can perfectly match a brand’s unique colors in fast and cost-effective way. Understood the client needs production parts but having a hard time to find a vendor since the order quantity is as low as 1000 or lower. GEMS is well set up for low volume injection molding or die casting projects. Surely our team is also capable of building SPI Class 101 mold that is designed & made for 1 million cycles or more of producing the same high quality parts consistently.

    Rapid Prototyping Industries We Serve

    We offer to prototype as a supplementary service of our overall manufacturing programs, which, along with the injection molding and die casting, includes engineering, machining, inspection, finishing, assembly and packaging. For prototyping, the lead time is as short as 3-10 days. GEMS-MFG provides full prototyping capabilities for design verification, tooling improvements, and testing setup.

    From proof of principle prototypes to small production runs of the final product, we have strategies and resources to accommodate your market request. We can make full use of the prototype tooling to generate small quantities of parts while we build the production tooling. We serve customers in a diversity of industries, including transportation, electrical, energy, automotive, and consumer products.

    Rapid Prototyping Services

    Quick set-up process using a 3D CAD Model

    Solutions for 3D print, CNC Machining and soft mold

    Wide range of material alternatives either plastic or metal

    Custom prototypes with low-volume built at affordable price

    Optional surface colors and textures allowed

    Functionality testing support for validation development

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