CNC machining allows customers to have a prototype produced out of the real material instead of a photopolymer or polyamide simulant. From nylon to aluminum, Star Prototype specializes in creating the highest quality CNC prototypes at low cost to the customer. CNC machining is typically used for projects with 50-100 sets of components, as a simulant material is not sufficient for those types of applications.
CNC Machining Materials
Star Prototype can manufacture CNC prototypes out of the following high-quality materials, among others:
- PMMA (Lucite Acrylic)
- POM (Delrin)
- PTFE (Teflon)
Longxiang can also machine metals by using heat-shrink cutter holders for our high-speed spindles to ensure cutting accuracy. Common metals used for CNC prototypes include:
- Copper-based materials
- Tool steel.
Quality & Inspection
Star Prototype is committed to producing the highest quality CNC prototypes. To meet this goal, Longxiang have invested in a portable FARO Laser Scanning Arm, which can be positioned next to the machine to inspect 3D parts before they are removed from the machine.