Generic products have a comparative advantage in terms of both development costs and marketing. From the perspective of marketing benefits, product manufacturers use standardized and universal products for marketing promotion, which saves development costs on the one hand. But that was far from what the market wanted, so custom prototypes were born. If you want to know more details about this aspect, you may visit: WayKen here.
Why Do You Need Custom Prototype?
With the rapid development of information, the emergence and continuous development of various products make the products constantly updated, and the positioning of enterprise users on the demand for information gradually changes from manufacturer-led to user-led. Enterprise users have more accurate requirements for products. Personalization, refinement and deepening are inevitable trends. At this time, customized prototype processing services are needed to meet the requirements of product development.
How to Make Custom Prototypes?
Rapid Prototyping SLA & SLS
3D printing comes in many forms, and one of the most extensive rapid prototyping technologies is the SLA.SLA is based on the principle of light polymerization of liquid photosensitive resin. The principle of an SLA is simple, mainly laser beam irradiation, layer upon layer curing. The surface of the material will be cured by laser irradiation, but the depth of the surface swept by laser is very shallow, requiring irradiation of one layer at a time. After finishing the curing layer, the table will drop a little until the whole product is formed. Finally, we take the prototype out of the machine, and carry out post-processing according to the needs of the later stage, you can get your custom prototype. SLA process is convenient and fast, and low cost can quickly verify the design before production.
SLS is also a type of 3D printing and works slightly differently from SLA. The material used is powder and the parts are made by powder sintering. SLS Materials have better hardness and strength than SLA and are used for some mechanical functions. Of course, this approach is also well suited to short-term design validation patterns.
Urethane Vacuum Casting
Urethane Vacuum Casting is a way of standard parts processing, plastic hand-board model in product development phase plays a critical role, used to verify whether the design of the product has a problem, in our standard in the industry, the Urethane Vacuum Casting is one of the standard processing methods, mainly used for low volume standard, its advantage is fast, low cost, has the very good market competitive advantage, make the material of Urethane Vacuum Casting have material performance similar to plastic ABS, PP, PC, acrylic, soft rubber and silicone rubber and so on.
CNC Prototype Machining
CNC prototyping is the most commonly process in the CNC machining industry. Because CNC can process a variety of materials, most plastic and metal parts can be processed. It can not only process the parts with simple structure, but also produce the precise parts with complex structure, with stable and high quality. Both for a number of small batch, CNC mold process can follow up customer needs through line optimization, can be used for single to small batch product development, shorten the process, improve the efficiency of manufacturing. Therefore, numerical control machine is suitable for machining parts changes frequently, which is suitable for single piece and small batch production and the development of new products, so as to shorten the production preparation period, the process equipment can save much cost.
Sheet metal is a steel processing technology, belongs to the cold processing technology. Sheet metal is a relatively complete cold working process of metal sheet, which is finally formed through cutting, splicing and other processes. For example, common automobile steel plate fuselage is made through sheet metal processing technology. Sheet metal processing applications have a wide range of USES, sheet metal processing for electronics and electrical manufacturing precision parts, for the communications sector, for the automotive manufacturing process production of automotive casing fuselage. In addition, it is also used in the production and manufacturing of medical devices. Sheet metal processing has a very wide range of USES, which bring a lot of convenience to our production and life.
Rapid Injection Molding
Rapid injection molding is to add granular or powdered raw materials into the hopper of the injection machine, then the raw materials melt and flow after heating, under the push of the screw or piston of the injection machine, through the nozzle and the pouring system of the mold into the mold cavity, hardening and shaping in the mold cavity. Factors affecting injection molding quality: injection pressure, injection time, injection temperature.
- Manufacturing process: SLA
- Material: liquid photosensitive polymer
- Post-finish: paint blue
- Qty: 1 pc
- Lead Time: 5 working days
This product is a motorcycle model, the customer wants to obtain the prototype product verification design and the product appearance effect quickly before the formal production, the product requirement is the whole processing. The internal structure of the product is relatively complex, with many reverse structures. Wayken provides an SLA manufacturing scheme, the final customer is satisfied when receiving the product, and the products are welcomed by customers.
- Manufacturing process: 2K Molding
- Material: Urethane resins (Axson PX 5210)
- Product requirements: 2k molding color red and transparent, paint black
- Lead Time: 2 weeks
- Qty: 1 pair
The annual auto show is approaching, and the client is planning the exhibits for the show.
One of the car parts needs three colors, high-quality requirements, the customer is thinking about how to achieve this process. Wayken is quick to provide manufacturing solutions to customers’ needs when receiving their inquiries. Delivered within two weeks! After receiving the parts, the customer feedback that the product quality is very good, the optical details and color matching are well handled, current design verification is also very smooth. The customer said they are looking forward to starting low volume production with Wayken in the next stage.