At JNE Engineering, we specialize in the production of high-quality, low cost rapid prototypes. With a range of technologies at our disposal, we are the perfect one stop shop for all your prototyping needs, and when you’re ready we also provide short run manufacturing up to hundreds of thousands of units.
Rapid Prototyping is often used to produce a physical sample of a design concept. It can be used to evaluate form, fit and function and to test out new and innovative ideas.
Prototypes are often made of less robust, and therefore less expensive, materials. And “rapid” is critical to many of our clients because they need to produce a physical part quickly in order to validate a design or to capture a fleeting sales opportunity.
Benefits Of Prototypes
Show your customers and investors a model of your product
Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions and features of your product
Test your design for its suitability
Save time and money by identifying and reducing design flaws
Improve and streamline the production process
Reduce your work load when the time comes to manufacture
Create multiple versions with different colors, surface textures, etc.
JNE Engineering can provide the following prototyping services:
SLA & SLS Rapid Prototypes
SLA & SLS are two of the original 3D printing processes. These methods are ideal for making rapid, one-off prototypes in plastic. These prototypes can be used as-is, or to function as master patterns for polyurethane vacuum casting. Like with other 3D additive manufacturing processes, you can add complex internal features that can’t be made conventionally.
CNC machining is ideal for making prototypes from engineering plastics or metal and which look and feel like production made parts. They are able to achieve tighter tolerances with better surface finishes than other prototyping methods. Our machined prototypes have all the features needed to make a fully functional part, including tapped and threaded holes and precisely flat mating faces.
Vacuum casting is a rapid prototyping technique suited for making up to 30 copies of a master pattern from a silicone rubber mold. The level of detail and surface finish of the copies is dependent on the quality of the master pattern. You choose the casting compound to match your design idea – hard or soft, colored or clear. We even offer overmolding to combine two or more different types of material in a single finished casting.