PARTS IN  1-3 DAYS

Rapid Prototyping

We don’t have minimums, we love complex prototyping jobs, we deliver the best parts for your money and we hit your deadlines!

“We are extremely happy with the quality of parts
received as well as the level of service…Thanks!”
–Micah H., VP Product Development

“Finding Prototek by chance was like hitting
the Strategic Sourcing Easy Button.”
Brian H., Senior Designer

“On time and to Spec. To EVERYONE involved
producing quality parts a hearty thanks.”
Jim T., Senior Product Engineer

“Fastest quoting & delivery I’ve ever
experienced, & the parts look great!”
John H., Lead Mechanical Engineer

Amazing companies choose PROTOTEK for high-quality parts done fast!

Licenses, certifications
and real rapid prototyping service

Expertise and quality are paramount. With more than three decades of rapid prototyping experience, we’ve achieved a rich set of certifications and provide high-touch attention and service to every quote – and every job.

We work differently than other services and ask questions to help our customers build better and more cost-effective parts before we start manufacturing. We want to be your one-stop shop for parts so we focus on doing every part, even ones that other companies ‘No Bid’ for complexity. Most of our business is from returning customers and to achieve that, we strive to hit our customers deadlines across all project types.

iso certification intertek

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Prototek FAB 40 2020 award

D&B Number Prototek

Rapid Prototyping – Working with PROTOTEK

Deep capabilities in sheet metal and machining – design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, finishing, and even complex assemblies.

What do we do?

  • Sheet Metal Parts & Assemblies in as Fast as 1-3 Days
  • CNC Milled and Turned Parts in as Fast as 1-3 Days
  • Complex Parts
  • Same Day or Emergency Jobs – Call us Now!

About our fast, flexible personalized service:

  • ISO-9001:2015 Certified, ITAR Registered
  • Quotes within 24 Hours – Call us if you need it faster!
  • Estimates with or without CAD Models
  • We Want Complex Jobs – We Quote Parts Others Reject

Because every prototyping job is unique, and many require special considerations for materials, finishing, custom work, and/or urgent delivery – our rapid prototyping quotes are turned around by seasoned estimators who confirm all aspects of your job. No automated quoting that works on cookie-cutter algorithms here to limit your project or your imagination. We figure out the best way to run your job first – and that’s why we deliver so many prototyping jobs that other shops turn away.

Our rapid prototyping services & other capabilities start below but they don’t stop there. Want to talk to someone about a job, upload a file for quote or call us now.

NO CAD MODEL, NO PROBLEM
QUOTES WITHIN 24HRS

PARTS & ASSEMBLIES – ONE STOP SHOP

NO ORDER TOO SMALL

EXPEDITED PARTS IN 1-3 DAYS

Why Prototek?

PROTOTEK's Capabilities

Sheet Metal

  • Manufacturing Design Assistance
  • Laser Cutting - Punching
  • Material Graining
  • Drilling - Countersinking - Tapping
  • Forming - Bending
  • Hardware Insertion
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • TIG, MIG, Spot Welding & Weld Grinding
  • Welded Assemblies & Frames

Machining

  • Up to 5-Axis Milling
  • Horizontal & Vertical Milling
  • 9-Axis Mill-Turn
  • Turning
  • CNC Routing
  • Surface Grinding
  • Lapping & Polishing
  • Welding / Post-Weld Machining
  • Heli-Coils / Hardware Inserts

Cutting & Engraving

  • Wire EDM Cutting
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • CO2 Laser
  • Fiberoptic

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Engineering Assistance
  • CMM Inspection Services
  • First Article and AQL Inspections
  • Compliance and Document Control

Plastic & Composite Fabrication

  • Plastic Thermoforming - Bending
  • Annealing
  • Cryogenic Deflashing & Deburring
  • Plastic Welding
  • Thermal, Adhesive, & Mechanical Bonding
  • Vapor Polishing
  • Radiological Film-Cutting Services

Assembly

  • Manufacturing Design Assistance
  • Tooling and Fixture Fabrication
  • Electro-Mechanical Services
  • Welded, Mechanical, & Small Parts Assembly
  • Wire Harnessing
  • Laser Cutting – Polymers & Metals
  • Insert Installation

Finishing

  • Powder Coating
  • Painting
  • Chemical Agent Resistant Coating
  • Silk Screening
  • Laser Engraving
  • Chem Film
  • Anodizing
  • Black Oxide
  • Bead Blasting
  • Tumbling

Defining Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is the fast manufacturing / production of a sample part that is intended to eventually become a mass-produced component. The rapid nature of prototyping is dependent on how detailed and finished the prototype needs to be. The fastest prototyping involves creating a prototype that may not have all the final finishes but helps to establish whether or not a designed component will work. Rapid prototyping is becoming more and more popular on a global scale due to its many advantages, such as helping to reduce design and development time and cost, as well as helping to test the functionality of the product prior to mass production.

General Rapid Prototyping Process

Rapid prototyping typically involves the following steps:

  • Product prototype design
  • Product prototype fabrication
  • Post-processing /finishing

The process starts with creating a design model of the prototype, typically using a computer-aided design program (a.k.a. CAD). After the design model is situated, the physical model of the prototype is fabricated. Finally, in the post-processing step, some minor cleaning and surface treatment processes are applied in order to improve the physical appearance of the prototype. Depending on how finished the prototype needs to be, additional steps and finishing details can be involved.

CNC Machining and Rapid Prototyping

When using a CNC machine to rapid prototype, a solid block is cut through different subtractive processes such as drilling, milling, grinding, boring, turning, facing, countersinking and tapping, to produce the final product.

Rapid Sheet Metal Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping can often involve a manufacturing process known as sheet metal fabrication. In this, sheet metal processes such as bending, piercing and notching, along with different welding processes, can be performed to rapidly create the desired prototype.

Services Involved with Rapid Prototyping

Here are several processes and related machines utilized in rapid prototyping:

Laser Cutting – Punching – Lasers have also become a useful tool in rapid prototyping. Laser cutting is a process in which a laser-focused beam is used to cut material. In order to ensure the precision of the cutting, the laser beam is attached to the CNC control. In the punching process, a metal sheet is inserted between a punch and die. The punch pushes the excess metal into the die. This whole process is also CNC controlled.

Material Graining – Material graining is the process of adding a uniform surface finish to sheet metal parts. This is done by passing the sheet metal through a belt grinder. This process removes any imperfection, defects, scratches and surface porosity from the metal parts and leaves a uniform polished surface.

Drilling – Countersinking – Tapping

Drilling: Drilling is the machining process used to produce a circular hole in solid material using a rotating cutter (called drill bits).

Countersinking: Countersinking is a machining process after drilling in which a cone-shaped enlargement at the end of a hole is made to provide a recess for a flat head screw or a countersunk rivet.

Tapping: Tapping is a machining process after drilling in which threads inside a hole are produced so that a bolt can be threaded into the hole.

Forming – Bending

Forming: Forming is the metalworking process in which the sheet metal is mechanically formed into pre-defined geometrical shapes by the application of a certain load.

Bending: In bending, force is applied to the sheet metal causing it to bend at a predefined angle to form the required shape.

Hardware Insertion – Hardware insertion is another important step in the sheet metal fabrication process. In order to connect different sheet metal parts for assembly, connectors (pins, nuts, studs, etc.) of various types may be used. The connector material is very important. The hardness of the connectors must be greater than the sheet metal so that the connectors cannot be damaged.

Mechanical Assembly – Mechanical assembly is the most critical step in sheet metal fabrication and prototype production. Choosing the right mechanical assembly method is necessary for the product to function properly. Some common methods are assembly through hardware such as nuts, bolts, and screws, weld assembly, rivet assembly, brazing, and soldering.

TIG, MIG, Spot Welding & Weld Grinding – In the sheet metal fabrication process, different welding processes are commonly used. Some of the common welding processes include:

Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) Welding: TIG welding is an arc welding process in which the weld is produced through a non-consumable tungsten electrode. This electrode is used to heat the metal and can be used with or without filler.

Metal Insert Gas (MIG) Welding: MIG welding is used mostly for thick materials and employs a consumable wire that acts both as an electrode and filler material.

Spot Welding: Spot welding is also called resistance spot welding. In this welding method, two or more sheets are welded together by applying pressure and heat from an electric current to the weld area.

After welding, the removal of the excess weld is carried out in order to make a smooth surface. This process is called weld grinding and it is done by a grinder machine.

Welded Assemblies & Frames – In order to make large frames, different parts are assembled and joined together through welding and assembled into the shape of a frame. Welding assembly is generally used in those applications when there is a need to make stronger structures for heavy applications.

Rapid Prototyping Materials and Material Characteristics

CNC Materials for Rapid Prototyping

Rapid CNC MaterialsGrade / AlloyHeat TreatableTensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI)Fatigue Strength (PSI)Hardness (Brinell)Rapid CNC Machinability (AISI Rating)
Rapid CNC MaterialsGrade / AlloyHeat TreatableTensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI)Fatigue Strength (PSI)Hardness (Brinell)Rapid CNC Machinability (AISI Rating)
Aluminum 1100-0 No 13000 5000 23 360%
Aluminum 1100-H112 No 13000 4600 23 360%
Aluminum 1100-H14 No 18000 7200 32 360%
Aluminum 2011-T3 Yes 52000 1800 95 360%
Aluminum 2011-T451 Yes 45000 11000 95 360%
Aluminum 2024-0 Yes 27000 13000 47 360%
Aluminum 2024-T3 Yes 63800 20000 120 360%
Aluminum 2024-T351 Yes 57300 20000 120 360%
Aluminum 2024-T3511 Yes 67000 18000 120 360%
Aluminum 2024-T4 Yes 45000 20000 120 360%
Aluminum 2024-T851 Yes 75000 20000 140 360%
Aluminum 3003-H14 No 23000 8700 42 360%
Aluminum 3003-H22 No 20000 10000 37 360%
Aluminum 5052-0 No 28000 16000 47 360%
Aluminum 5052-H112 No 29000 11000 55 360%
Aluminum 5052-H32 No 34000 17000 60 360%
Aluminum 5052-H34 No 37000 18000 68 360%
Aluminum 5083-H112 No 44000 16000 75 360%
Aluminum 5083-H116 No 47000 23000 83 360%
Aluminum 5086-H111 No 40000 15000 65 360%
Aluminum 5086-H112 No 39000 14000 69 360%
Aluminum 5086-H116 No 44000 22000 81 360%
Aluminum 6020-T8 Yes 43900 N/A 100 360%
Aluminum 6061-T6 Yes 45000 14000 93 360%
Aluminum 6061-T651 Yes 46000 14000 93 360%
Aluminum 6061-T6511 Yes 42000 15000 95 360%
Aluminum 6063-T52 Yes 25000 9700 60 360%
Aluminum 6262-T9 Yes 57000 13000 120 360%
Aluminum 7050-T7451 Yes 76000 30000 140 360%
Aluminum 7050-T7651 Yes 80000 31000 147 360%
Aluminum 7075-T6 Yes 83000 23000 150 360%
Aluminum 7075-T651 Yes 80000 23000 150 360%
Aluminum 7075-T73 Yes 72000 23000 140 360%
Aluminum 7075-T7351 Yes 73000 24000 140 360%
Aluminum 7475-T7351 Yes 72000 28000 135 360%
Aluminum K100-S No 41000 N/A 70 450%
Aluminum M-1 No 42900 N/A 85 450%
Aluminum MIC-6 No 23900 N/A 65 450%
Bearing Bronze C93200 No 34800 16000 65 70%
Brass C26000 No 46000-99000 14000 210 30%
Brass C36000 No 4800-77000 16000 78 100%
Brass C46400 No 55000 - 88000 14500 82 30%
Bronze C31400 Yes 40000-60000 N/A 56-59 80%
Carbon Steel A36 Yes 80000 N/A 119-159 72%
Copper C11000 No 25000-29000 11000-17000 82-92 60%
Copper C14500 No 47900 13000 60-130 85%
Phosphor Bronze C54400 No 47000-100000 N/A N/A 80%
Silicon Aluminum Bronze C64200 No 75000-102000 50000 N/A 60%
Stainless Steel 15-5PH Yes 115000-190000 95000-160000 255-388 45%
Stainless Steel 17-4PH Yes 115000-190000 75000-90000 255-388 45%
Stainless Steel 17-7PH Yes 170000 42000 180 75%
Stainless Steel 303 Yes 87000-100000 33000-52000 170-210 75%
Stainless Steel 304 Yes 84000-170000 30000-63000 170-360 40%
Stainless Steel 304L Yes 78000-170000 25000-62000 160-350 40%
Stainless Steel 316 Yes 76000-170000 30000-63000 160-360 36%
Stainless Steel 316L Yes 77000-170000 25000-65000 170-350 36%
Stainless Steel 321 Yes 85000-10000 32000-40000 170-210 36%
Stainless Steel 347 Yes 89000-100000 32000-40000 160-201 36%
Stainless Steel 410 Yes 76000-110000 28000-50000 190-240 54%
Stainless Steel 416 Yes 75000-120000 33000-50000 230-320 50%
Stainless Steel 420 Yes 100000-250000 33000-97000 190 50%
Stainless Steel 420F Yes 110000 39000 230 68%
Stainless Steel 430 Yes 75000 45000 160 66%
Stainless Steel 430F Yes 79800 30000 170 75%
Stainless Steel 440C Yes 100000-290000 38000-120000 222 40%
Steel 1018 Yes 63000-70000 26000-38000 130-140 78%
Steel 1045 Yes 90000-98000 33000-53000 180-190 57%
Steel 1215 Yes 78300 N/A 167 136%
Steel 4140 Yes 100000-160000 N/A 200-310 66%
Steel 11L17 Yes 86300 N/A 179 9%
Steel 12L14 Yes 78300 28000-41000 163 198%
Titanium 6AL-4V Yes 131000 74000 334 22%
Titanium 6AL-4V ELI Yes 125000 20300 326 22%
Titanium 3Al 2.5 No 89900 24700 256 N/A
Machine TypeMachining MethodXYZ Machining LimitsPrecision / Repeatability (in.)AxisBrand / DescriptionModel / Description
Machine TypeMachining MethodXYZ Machining LimitsPrecision / Repeatability (in.)AxisBrand / DescriptionModel / Description
Milling CNC Horizontal Mill 20" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 B-Axis Daewooo DHP 4000 High Speed NC-HMC
Milling CNC Horizontal Mill 20" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 B-Axis Doosan HP 4000 High Speed NC-HMC
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24.4" X 19.7" X 11.8" ±0.00004 3-axis Sodick (1/2) High Speed CNC-VMC (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24.4" X 19.7" X 11.8" ±0.00004 3-axis Sodick (2/2) High Speed CNC-VMC (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 64" X 29" X 24" ±0.00012 4-axis Doosan DNM 750 CNC-VMC
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 27.6" X 15.7" X 11.8" ±0.00012 3-axis Brother (1/4) TC-S2D-0 CNC-VMC & Tapping Center (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 27.6" X 15.7" X 11.8" ±0.00012 3-axis Brother (2/4) TC-S2D-0 CNC-VMC & Tapping Center (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 27.6" X 15.7" X 11.8" ±0.00012 3-axis Brother (3/4) TC-S2D-0 CNC-VMC & Tapping Center (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 27.6" X 15.7" X 11.8" ±0.00012 3-axis Brother (4/4) TC-S2D-0 CNC-VMC & Tapping Center (Machine # as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 51.5" X 22.5" X 24" ±0.0002 4-axis Akira Seiki Performa V5AXP CNC-VMC
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 32" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Akira Seiki V3-A Performa CNC-VMC
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 32" X 19" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Akira Seiki V3 Performa CNC-VMC
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24" X 18" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Akira Seiki SV600 CNC-VMC
Mill-Turn CNC Multi-Axis Bar capacity: 2.6" - Main Spindle Std Chuck: 6"Main Spindle Max Chuck: 8″ - Max turning diameter: 21.25"Max turning length: 40.15" ±0.00008 9-axis Doosan Puma MX 2100ST, Multi-Axis, Multi-Tasking CNC Turning Center
Mill-Turn CNC Multi-Axis Bar capacity: 2.6" - Chuck capacity: 8" - Swing: 9.1"Max turning diameter 9" - Max turning length: 27.4" X & Z-axis: ±0.00008Y-axis: ±0.00012C-axis: ±0.006° 8-axis Doosan Puma TT1800SY, Multi-Axis CNC Turning Center
Mill-Turn CNC Multi-Axis Bar Capacity: 2.6" - Chuck capacity: 8" - Swing: 21.6"Max turning diameter: 13" - Max turning length: 20.1" X & Z-axis: ±0.00008Y-axis: ±0.00012C-axis: ±0.006° Y-Axis Daewooo Puma 2000Y, High Performance Turning Center with Y-axis
Turning CNC Lathe Bar capacity: 2" - Chuck capacity: 6.5" - Swing: 20"Max turning diameter: 9.8" - Max turning length: 20" X & Z-axis: ±0.00008C-axis: ±0.006° Daewooo Lynx 220LM, High Performance Mill-Drill Turning Center
Router CNC Router 110" X 53" X 9.8" ±0.002 Anderson Stratos WFD CNC Router, 2 Spindles
Laser Cutting CNC Laser 48″ X 48″ Cutting Pallet, 12″ Z-Travel ±0.0002 - Beam Dynamics LMC-5000 CNC Laser Cutting System
Laser Cutting CNC Laser X-axis: 120.86" - Y: 61.02" - Z-axis: 3.93"
Max Material Thickness: 0.875" (4kW) ±0.0004 5-axis Amada FOL 3015 AJ Fiber Laser AJ4000
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 102.4" - Dist. Between Frames (A): 87"
Stroke Length: 9.8" - Open Height (no holders): 20.5"
Throat Depth: 17.7" - Machine stroke: 9.8" - Table Height: 37.4" - Amada HG 8025
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 126.77" - Stroke Length: 7.87"
Movement Range: L-axis: 27.55" - Y-axis: 86.6" - Z-axis: 9.8" - Amada HDS-1303NT
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 98.48" - Stroke Length: 5.91" - Amada FBD 8025 NT
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 41.3" - Dist. Between Frames (A): 27.9"
Stroke Length: 5.9" - Open Height (with PHL): 16.5" - Amada EG 4010
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 82.08" - Stroke Length: 3.93" - Amada RG-M2 5020
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 94" - Stroke Length: 3.94"
Open Height: 14.58" - Closed Height: 7" - Throat Depth: 15.76" - Amada RG-80
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Max Bend Length: 122" - Max Stroke Length: 5.91"
Open Height: 16.5" - Throat Depth: 15.7"
Distance between side frames: 106" - Length of Stroke: 5.91" - Amada FBD 1253 NT
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 15" X 4" ±0.005 3-axis Sharp LMV
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 15" X 4" ±0.005 3-axis Sharp OMV
Milling CNC Horizontal Mill 22.06" X 26.2" X 26.2" ±0.0002 3-axis Mazak Nexus 4000-III Horizontal Center
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 13.78" X 21.66" X 20.08" ±0.0002 5-axis Mazak Variaxis J-500/5X (Machine #1 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 13.78" X 21.66" X 20.08" ±0.0002 5-axis Mazak Variaxis J-500/5X (Machine #2 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 41.3" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 4-axis Mazak Nexus 510C-II
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 17.72" X 8.27" X 36.69"Capacity - Max Swing: 20.87" - Max Machining Dia: 19.69"Max Bar Work Capacity: 4.0" - Max Machining Length: 33.62" ±0.0002 5-axis Mazak Integrex i-100 Bartac-S
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 20.08" X 36.83" X 20.08" ±0.0002 5-axis Mazak Variaxis i-600
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 16" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco VM10i
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 40" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco VM20i
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 50" X 20" X 20" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco VM30i
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 42" X 24" X 24" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco VMX42
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24" X 20" X 24" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco (1/3) VMX24 (Machine #10 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24" X 20" X 24" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco (2/3) VMX24 (Machine #11 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 24" X 20" X 24" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco (3/3) VMX24 (Machine #12 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 60" X 25.98" X 24.01" ±0.0002 5-axis Hurco VMX60 SRTi
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 14" X 18" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco (1/2) VM1 (Machine #17 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 14" X 18" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco (2/2) VM1 (Machine #19 as of 04-21-2021)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 40" X 18" X 18" ±0.0002 3-axis Hurco VM2
Turning CNC Lathe Bar capacity: 2.6" - Chuck capacity: 8" - Max Swing: 26.6"
Max turning diameter: 14.76" - Max turning length: 21.28" Positioning accuracy: ±0.0002
Repeatability: ±0.0001 3-axis Mazak Nexus 200-II MY Quick Turn
Turning CNC Lathe Bar capacity: 2.0" - Chuck capacity: 8" - Max Swing: 10"Max turning diameter: 12" - Max turning length: 18.8" Positioning accuracy: ±0.0002
Repeatability: ±0.0001 3-axis Hurco TM8 lathe
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Bed Length: 80" - Stroke: 4"Distance between housings: 60" - Throat: 16" - Guifil PE 20-60
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 42" X 24" X 20" ±.0002 3-axis OKK VB53
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 14" X 18" ±.002 3-axis Hurco VMX1
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 26" X 16" X 20" ±.0008 3-axis Hurco VM10i
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 40" X 20" X 20" ±.002 (Temporary) 3-axis Hurco VM20
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 30" X 20" X 24" ±.00019 3-axis Hurco VMX30i
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 30" X 20" X 24" ±.00019 3-axis Hurco VMX30i (30)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 30" X 20" X 24" ±.00019 3-axis Hurco VMX30i (A)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 30" X 20" X 24" ±.00019 3-axis Hurco VMX30i (B)
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 42" X 24" X 24" ±.0003 3-axis Hurco VMX42
Milling CNC Vertical Mill 84" X 34" X 30" ±.00019 3-axis Hurco VMX84i
Laser Cutting CNC Laser 48" X 96" ±.005 3-axis Mitsubishi HV-2512HV-20CF2
Press Brake CNC Hydraulic Press Brake Overall Die Length: 72" - Overall Die Length: 72"Distance Between Housings: 52" - Stroke, adjustable: 8"Open Height: 14" - Closed Height: 6" - Throat Depth: 8" ±.005 @ 6" - Accurpress 7606
Turning CNC Lathe Bar capacity: 2.36" - Chuck capacity: 8" - Max Swing: 18"Max turning diameter: 14" - Max turning length: 40" ±.00018 - Trak Lathe TRAK-1845RX

We Have the Materials to be Rapid – We have the most common materials in stock, which allows us to stay rapid and avoid having to wait for ordered materials to arrive. If more custom materials are needed, we can get almost any material in a day. If we have your materials on hand, we can complete many rapid prototyping jobs in as fast as a day. This is something most job shops can’t offer.

Available Rapid Prototyping Finishes:

Anodizing
 – Anodizing helps reduce corrosion and enhances your part with a more metallic look. It produces a very durable finish, can reduce scratching, and act as an electrical insulator.

Chromate Plating
 – Chromate plating provides protection for your parts from corrosion and provides the ability to paint the part. Certain metals will require special pre-treating to take full advantage of chromate plating.

We have in-house painting and plating services which allow us to turn around parts in a short amount of time, even for rapid prototyping jobs that require finishing.

We ship parts ANYWHERE in the US
in as little as 1-3 days!

We ship parts ANYWHERE in the US in as little as 1-3 days!

We have 4 locations that cover the US

West Coast / Silicon Valley Location
215 Devcon Dr.,
San Jose, CA 95112

Mid West Location
900 Cheyenne Ave.,
Grafton, WI 53024

East Coast Location
244 Burnham Intervale Rd.,
Contoocook, NH 03229

East Coast Location
205 Pine St.,
Hopkinton, NH 03229

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a broker or a manufacturer?

We are a full service sheet metal and machining manufacturer with four U.S. production facilities across the nation allowing us to deliver your high-quality parts FAST.

Does PROTOTEK manufacture in higher-volume quantities?

We focus on prototypes to low-volume production and can do larger runs. All our parts, from one – to 100 – to 1,000+ are always delivered with production-quality finish.

What are your payment terms?

PROTOTEK offers Net 30 payment terms for established customers with good credit.

What file formats are required or suggested for requesting a quote?

We accept .STP, .DWG, .IGS, .PDF, Parasolid files, and more.

What if I need help with my part design?

Our estimators are on hand to discuss your specific job needs. Our expert team can help you move your project smoothly through the design process and on to delivery.

If I do not have a CAD model, can you quote/fabricate my parts?

Yes, we can work directly from your drawings. Additional engineering charge (NRC) may apply depending on complexity.

How do I submit my NDA and other document requests?

Submit your NDA, Approved Vendor and other document requests to your sales rep or estimator.

How long is a quote valid?

Our quotes stand firm for 7 days from the date of issue.

How fast can I get my order?

Lead time for standard orders is 10 business days. Expediting options are available, including emergency service – down to as fast as 1-2 business days, depending on complexity of work and materials.