Posts Categorized: CNC Machining

Finding the Best Approach to Home Appliance Prototyping

Innovation in major domestic appliances never stops. Manufacturers battle to attract savvy buyers with new features, improved efficiency and styling to match the latest trends in kitchen design. Speed to market is critical, putting product development teams under intense pressure to get prototypes into testing and in front of potential buyers. Materials and processes that Read more

5 Issues Prototyping Can Solve for Auto Lamp Mold Production

The lights in modern cars do more than illuminate dark roads. They’ve become a design signature of many OEMs. Audi started this trend in 2004 with the LED daytime running lights fitted onto the A8, and lighting technology has advanced rapidly since then, making auto lamp mold production a critical part of automotive manufacturing. Today Read more

Strategies for Low-Volume Tooling

Conventional, long-life tooling is expensive, which often makes it unfeasible for low-volume production scenarios, which require specialized low-volume tooling. Without innovative thinking, high per-piece part/tooling costs can render even the best designs uncompetitive. Worse yet, new products might not even get to market! So what do you do in a situation that calls for a Read more

Low-Volume Manufacturing for Automotive Parts

In an era when car companies sell some 17 million vehicles a year in the U.S., it seems at first glance that there is little reason for the automotive components industry to explore low-volume manufacturing. The reality is rather different. Niche vehicles and the development of new models drive a constant need for parts produced Read more