Design and Tooling
We are a manufacture of 3D Printers, Milling Machines and tabletop Vacuum Formers. We also offer 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Milling and consulting services where we can handle anything from small to large projects. We will take your ideas and help you move from a sketch, to prototype, then to the final product. The conceptual design process allows you to cut weeks off of your product launch, helping you reduce the cost and time.
- We use a well-calibrated, large platform FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printer that delivers accurate prints at high resolutions.
- Spacious 25″x48″x8″ milling table.
- 60 watt Laser Cutting sheets up to 18″x24″ in size
- 18″ x 28″ Vacuum Forming using ABS, Lexan or PVC sheets.
- You can provide us with CAD files, or we can model it and make it come to life!
- Pricing is dependent on the amount of material used and print time.
- Lead time: 3-4 business days.
- Shipping is available.
- Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check or PayPal
If you have any question about our process, feel free to contact us!
Here are a few tools that we use in-house, they allow us to provide a variety of services based on your project needs and requirements:
|CNC Routing allows us to cut parts from large sheets of material, including composites, foam and wood. With more than 20 years of experience working with materials of all kinds, metal, woods, foam products, or plastics.
We are local to the Southern California area, giving us an advantage over others to help you select the right material and the knowledge for CNC cutting.
We will produce a single part or your offer ongoing CNC production runs with every part being exactly the same every time, giving you the highest quality and saving assembly time.
CNC cutting from DXF files, Adobe Illustrator or designs from napkin sketches are welcome. Any CAD file or drawings we use is kept proprietary. Ongoing projects can be cut at any time, exactly the same as the first.
|3D Printing is a popular way to quickly produce a part used in prototyping or as a final product. We offer 3D printing and the modeling skills to quickly produce a single or multiple parts for your project . The FDM technology works using a plastic filament which is unwound from a coil and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle which can turn the flow on and off. Otherwise known as fused filament fabrication (FFF). The nozzle is heated to melt the material and can be moved in both horizontal and vertical directions by a numerically controlled mechanism, directly controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package. The object is produced by extruding melted material to form layers as the material hardens immediately after extrusion from the nozzle.|
|The Vacuum Forming process is a great way to produce a clear canopy or body shell for a modeling project. We use Poly-carbonate and ABS to pull over a plug or sometimes called a buck. For one off projects the plug can be carved from balsa wood or MDF. The plug or buck is a male mold that can be also be made of plaster, and is usually fine for canopy and cowling shapes, if you’re not making a ton of copies. If you want a tool which will last for volume production, cast it in Araldite iron filled epoxy resin.|
|Vinyl Cutting a company logo or artwork to place on the wing of your 3DPrinted plane is a process we do in-house. It takes very little CAD design. Vinyl can also be used as a mask for painting, it works great on curved surfaces. The vinyl cutter is another tool that works from a CAD file. Vinyl cutting from DXF files, Adobe Illustrator or designs from napkin sketches are welcome. Any CAD file or drawings we use are kept proprietary. Ongoing projects can be cut at any time, exactly the same as the first.|
|3D Modeling is is a service we offer. Using Autodesk products such as AutoCAD or 3DS MAX along with Rhino 5.0 and Illustrator we are able to quickly come up with designs that will move your project forward We can work with napkin sketches or files from other sources, then converting them to a format that allows the part to be fabricated with our tooling.|