YS Professional Rapid Prototyping Service

YS Professional Rapid Prototyping Service

YS Rapid is a China rapid prototyping supplier focuses on providing high level of China prototyping services for a variety of customers in a range of industries. We can process a wide range materials from plastic, metal, steel, silicone rapid prototyping, wood to foam manufacturing by various techniques such as cnc machining, vacuum casting, silicone molding, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, injection molding, etc. Experienced in China prototype machining, we pay high attention to every tailor made projects for our customers, no matter 1 piece, or 1000 pieces or more, we all make it seriously and complete the project meeting customer's quality requirement and cost target. Turn to us for your next rapid prototyping project, you will be happy to get your ideal rapid prototypes just a few days.

Different Types of Rapid Prototyping

  • Plastic Rapid Prototyping

    Plastic Rapid Prototyping

    We are China precision rapid prototyping supplier providing various kinds of plastic prototypes, such as ABS prototype, PC prototype, PMMA prototype, Nylon prototype, PEEK prototype, Teflon prototype, etc.
  • Metal Rapid Prototyping

    Metal Rapid Prototyping

    We produce all kids of metal rapid prototypes by multiple ways including metal cnc machining, sheet metal prototyping, metal cutting, and so on.
  • CNC Prototyping

    CNC Prototyping

    We are a China cnc prototyping manufacturer offering all kinds of cnc prototypes in different metal and plastic materials.
  • Silicone Rubber Prototyping

    Silicone Rubber Prototyping

    We supply silicone rubber prototyping services via silicone compression molding and LSR injection molding. Rapid prototype molds allow us to produce the silicone rubber prototype with high quality.
  • Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

    Our professional rapid prototyping services offer significant advantages for product innovation and development. It is customized and fabricated in various processing techniques and can be divided in 3D printed prototype, prototype CNC machined parts, urethane casting parts, sheet metal prototyping parts or rapid injection molded parts. Lets look at the important advantages that rapid prototyping services bring to your projects.

    • Market Test. The prototypes give customer/users a complete idea of how the product look and use, so that you can get their feedback/thought and understand which elements/variants work best and and whether it is satisfied.

    • Analyse the material and select right material. With a prototype, product engineer can test material directly, for example, the durability, cost, appearance, functionality, and so on. By testing the prototype, engineers can get important data on how the materials perform, and then select the suitable material in the final products.

    • Help to choose manufacturing ways. Rapid Prototyping opens up a long list of fabrication methods of the product, it needs to think about the manufacturing cost as well as the manufacturing feasibility. A prototype can help to test the product design and manufacturing process, for example, some product may needs plastic parts, sheet metal parts, rubber belt, etc, painting, and so on, it needs to consider the manufacturing feasibility and ensure the needed quantity and suitable surface treatment.

    • Doing modification rapidly. One of the most important benefit of rapid prototyping it is a sampling, you can make revisions to your intended requirement with low cost and short time. Perhaps one version of prototype has some errors or insufficiency, you can improve the design early and make the next prototypes shortly with small cost.

  • What is Rapid Prototyping Manufacturing Process?

    China rapid prototype machining involves a wide range of manufacturing techniques, most often employing layered additive manufacturing. However, other techniques such as cnc machining, cnc turning, PU casting, rapid injection molding, sheet metal fabrication can also be used to create rapid prototypes.

    Additive manufacturing is the most common rapid prototyping process, but other traditional processes can also be used to manufacture prototypes.

    These manufacturing process are:

    • Subtraction - This process is mainly by CNC machining, which encompasses using precise cnc milling, CNC turning, CNC drilling, tapping, etc to cut material into desired shapes and dimensions. Custom CNC prototyping has the advantages of high precision, smooth surface, good strength, and so on.

    • Vacuum Casting - A semi-solid or liquid material is poured a silicone mold solidify into the desired shape. Vacuum casting prototyping is low cost, short lead time.

    • Sheet metal fabrication-using laser cutting, bending, punching, welding to form a thin metal sheet into the desired structure. Custom sheet metal fabrication services 

      have the advantages of large forming size, high strength, good toughness, fast speed and low cost.

Tips for making precision rapid prototyping part of your product

Making precision rapid prototyping part of your product is essential to ensure successful product development. It involves utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to produce highly accurate and detailed prototypes. These prototypes are crucial for design validation, functional testing, and iterative development.

Working with professional rapid prototyping services is key to achieving the desired outcomes. By partnering with a skilled firm, you can ensure that the process is quick, precise and cost effective. They should have the ability to deliver prototypes with accurate tolerances based on your specifications. Furthermore, they should provide assistance in material selection, design, engineering, machining and finishing to ensure your product is produced according to the highest standards. With their help, you can create a reliable and durable rapid prototype quickly and efficiently.

What are Rapid Prototyping Types?

1. According to the effect of the prototype required, it can be divided into Appearance prototype, Structural prototype and Functional prototype:

(1) Appearance prototype: It is mainly used to check the product’s appearance, which requires exquisite appearance, excellent surface finishing & color, appropriate size, shape, and so on.

(2) Structural prototype: It is mainly created to verify the structural rationality of the product, which can be assembled with electronic components, pcb board,wire, etc. Structural prototype has high requirements on dimension and relatively low requirements for surface treatment.

(3) Functional prototype: It can be also called working prototype, which integrates the materials, strength, tolerance, assembly, work mechanisms, manufacturing feasibility, etc. It is required to be most similar function,structure and visual look to the final product.

2. According to manufacturing ways, rapid prototype can be divided into Manual Prototyping & NC Prototyping

(1) Manual prototyping: Some simple prototypes can be manually made with plastic, foam, plastic, paper, wood, and other materials,such rapid prototypes are low-precision, easy making and inexpensive.

(2) NC prototyping (numerical control Prototyping): according to different equipment, it can be divided into LRP prototyping & CNC prototyping.

a. 3D printing prototyping: it is a new manufacturing technology that integrates advanced technologies such as CAD, CAM, CNC, laser, precision servo drive and new materials. Compared with traditional manufacturing methods, it has the following features: high re-productabliity and interchangeability; the manufacturing process are not limited by the geometry of the product; Short lead time--the production time is shorten by 70%; Low cost---The general manufacturing cost is reduced by 50%;

b. CNC Prototyping: It is more high accuracy prototyping using modern machining tools, it is usually made by CNC Milling Machining, CNC lathing, CNC cutting, etc. CNC Prototyping has the advantage of high accuracy, high quality and wide use of materials from plastic to metal.

3. According to materials used, rapid prototype can be divided into Plastic Prototype, Silicone/Rubber Prototype and Metal Prototype:

(1) Plastic prototype: The main material is plastic, such as ABS, PC, POM, PET, Ultem, PTFE, Nylon, PEEK and so on, which were mainly used for making the prototypes of the plastic products, such as computer, printer, air conditioner, telephone, display, television, and so on.

(2) Silicone/Rubber Prototypes: It is mainly made by Vacuum Casting or Silicone compression molding, which is used for protective case, membrane, cover, cleaning parts, sealing, and so on.

(3) Metal Prototype: The main material are aluminum alloy, brass, bronze, stainless steel, carbon steel, etc. Metal prototypes are usually manufactured by cnc machining, cnc turning, sheet metal & laser cutting, etc. Metal prototypes are used for a wide variety of industries such as automotive, home appliances, medical devices, computer, vending machines, and so on.

Rapid Prototyping Applications

Rapid prototyping service has revolutionized the product development process by providing a quick and efficient way to create physical prototypes of designs. This technology utilizes advanced manufacturing techniques to rapidly produce three-dimensional models, allowing designers and engineers to test and evaluate their ideas before proceeding to full-scale production.

The primary objective of rapid prototyping is to accelerate the product development cycle by reducing time and costs associated with traditional prototyping methods. It enables designers to bring their concepts to life in a matter of days or weeks, rather than months or years. This expedites the overall design iteration process and facilitates faster decision-making.

Professional Rapid Prototyping Services offer expertise, advanced technologies, cost savings, material options, quality, and scalability to the table, enabling customers to benefit from high-quality prototypes while focusing on their core competencies and speeding up their product development process. YS Rapid is the one who is professional in super quality rapid prototyping service to customers from all over the world. No matter how complex the job is, we make it simple and perfect for you. If you are looking for rapid prototyping service from China for your new design, all you need to do is to call us or write to us, we will provide you our most favorable price and highest quality rapid prototypes/models on time.

Consult with YS Rapid's experienced rapid prototyping engineering team today.

Is precision rapid prototyping the same as 3D printing?

Precision rapid prototyping and 3D printing are related concepts, but they are not exactly the same thing.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a specific technology within the broader field of rapid prototyping. It is a process of creating three-dimensional objects by adding material layer by layer based on a digital model. 3D printing encompasses various techniques, including fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), and more.

On the other hand, precision rapid prototyping refers to the overall approach and goal of achieving highly accurate and precise prototypes. While 3D printing can be used as a method for precision rapid prototyping, there are other techniques and processes available that can also achieve precise results.

Precision rapid prototyping can involve different methods, such as CNC machining, which uses computer-controlled milling or cutting to shape a prototype from a solid block of material. This technique is known for its high precision and accuracy, particularly for functional prototypes made from metals or other durable materials.

Other techniques used in precision rapid prototyping include laser cutting, vacuum casting, and injection molding, which can also produce accurate prototypes with tight tolerances.

In summary, 3D printing is one specific technology used in rapid prototyping, while precision rapid prototyping refers to the broader goal of achieving highly accurate and precise prototypes, which can be accomplished through various techniques, including but not limited to 3D printing.

YS Rapid is a professional China rapid prototyping supplier providing comprehensive precision rapid prototyping service including 3D printing service, CNC machining service, precision laser cutting service, vacuum casting service, injection molding service, helping customers turn their product design concepts into physical parts or prototypes quickly.

Get in Touch With YS Rapid
Get in Touch With YS Rapid

Upload your 3D and 2D drawings to us, and a quotation will be provided to you within 24 hours. Also our sales engineer will contact you directly regarding your rapid prototype and cnc machinery parts quote to ensure you have received the quotation and to answer your questions.