Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid CNC Machining

For prototype quantities of custom metal and plastic parts, CNC Machining is often the best process, short of tooling, to match proposed production-part properties. We take your 3D CAD model and create precision CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining paths that guide our equipment to follow every contour and hole. The result is a precisely replicated part, exactly matching your original design.

When should I consider Rapid CNC Machined prototype parts?

You should choose Rapid CNC whenever you require parts in the exact material you plan on using in production. Other rapid prototype processes can often simulate the final material, but we know there are times when substitution is just not an option.

Can you also provide machined parts in production quantities?

Yes, we can! APT can help you reduce product costs and increase your competitive edge by utilizing our automated CNC machining capabilities. We are committed to provide you with the best machined products and services at the most competitive prices.

APT’s capabilities include CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and High-Precision CNC Machining.

Materials:

The type of rigid materials available when using the CNC Machining process are virtually unlimited. We can source whatever materials your design requires. Some of the most common materials we utilize are:

Plastics: ABS, Polypropylene, PMMA ( like Plexiglas® acrylic), PC (polycarbonate, Lexan®), Nylon, POM (Delrin® acetal), and more. Check out the prototyping properties of plastics. Contact us about other possibilities.

Metals: Aluminum, Low-Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper, and more. Check out the prototyping properties of metal. Contact us about other possibilities.

Aluminum Part Machining

Aluminum Part Machining

PMMA Part Machining

PMMA Part Machining

Sample Our Work

At  APT Mold, we have experience making highly cosmetic parts (exterior housings, lenses, etc.) as well as less visible mechanical parts (chassis, brackets, gears, etc.). We service markets ranging from industrial to home appliance, from automotive to consumer products, and from medical to scientific.

Please review the following portfolio of parts and products to see the breadth and quality of our work.

Aluminum CNC Machining Part

CNC Machining Part
Material:  Aluminum
Finish: Machining finish
Dimension(mm): 160x72x26

Stainless steel CNC Machining Part

CNC Machining Part
Material: Stainless steel
Finish: Machining finish
Dimension(mm): 81x81x17

Copper CNC Machining Part

CNC Machining Part
Material: Copper
Finish: Machining finish
Dimension(mm): 21.5×21.5×102

POM CNC Machining Part

CNC Machining Part
Material: POM
Finish: Smooth
Dimension(mm): 41x41x20

PMMA CNC Machining Part

CNC Machining Part
Material: Translucent PMMA
Finish: Glossy
Dimension(mm): 84x68x30

3D Printing

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that works best for functional prototypes, complex designs, and end-use applications. We provide 3D Printed SLA (Stereo-Lithography Apparatus) prototypes with a variety of resins, from very clear to opaque white. Stereolithography is a process where liquid materials are turned into solid cross-sections, layer by layer, using an ultraviolet laser.

When should I consider 3D Printed SLA prototype parts?

You should choose 3D Printed SLA parts whenever speed is of the essence. It takes only a few days or less to build parts using the SLA process. And the latest SLA resins are very robust, far more so than earlier resin offerings.

How precise are your 3D Printed SLA parts?

The tolerances on SLA parts are typically ± .05 mm (±.002″), and our technology offers the smoothest surface finish of any additive manufacturing process. APT’s strict quality control system and sophisticated equipment creates high quality parts every single time.

3D Printed Part

3D Printed SLA parts

What materials are available using the SLA process?

We offer the following resins:

  • ABS-M30, ABS-ESD7 , ABS-M30i , ABSi(Strong, rigid, opaque material with properties similar to ABS plastic)
  • Digital ABS(Strong, rigid, green and ivory like material with properties similar to ABS plastic)
  • PC, PC-ISO (Plastic for quickly producing rigid and strong parts, similar to polycarbonate plastic)
  • Endur (ultra-tough white plastic good for snap fits, similar to polypropylene)
  • ASA (With good ultra-resistant for outdoor product use)
  • Nylon 6/12/12CF (Tough plastic good for snap fits, wear-resistance)
  • ULTEM 9085 ULTEM 1010, PEI material (Stiff plastic material for heat-resistant and chemical-resistant components)
  • PPSF/PPSU (Stiff plastic material for heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant components)
  • VeroClear Fullcure720(Clear plastic for quickly producing rigid and strong parts, similar PMMA plastic)
  • TangoBlack ,TangoGray ,TangoBlackPlus ,TangoPlus (Soft material with properties similar to rubber)
  • A variety of other SLA resins are also available. Contact us for specifics.

Sample Our Work

Please review the following portfolio of parts and products to see the breadth and quality of our work.

ABS SLA Printing Part

SLA Printing Part
Material: ABS
Finish: Smooth
Dimension(mm):160x190x56

PC SLA Printing Part

SLA Printing Part
Material: PC
Finish: Smooth
Dimension(mm):166x201x16

PMMA SLA Printing Part

SLA Printing Part
Material: ABS/PMMA
Finish: Smooth
Dimension(mm):156x110x265

Prototype Finishes

APT can also supply parts with varying types of finish depending on your exact needs.

Can you supply parts that are truly transparent?

We can supply water-clear parts with a combination of hand sanding, polishing, and clear coating, using either a clear SLA resin or CNC machined clear acrylic or polycarbonate.

Polishing

Polishing

Hand Sanding

Hand Sanding

Water-Clear Parts

Water-Clear Parts

What kind of metal finishes can you provide?

In the case of metal prototypes, we can provide a variety of cosmetic and protective finishes ranging from chromate conversion coats to plating, anodizing, and more.

Black Anodizing CNC Parts

CNC Machining Part
Material: Aluminium
Finish: Black Anodizing
Dimension(mm): 56x56x18

Black Anodizing with high glossy edge

CNC Machining Part
Material: Aluminium
Finish: Black Anodizing with high glossy edge
Dimension(mm): Ø23×2.5

Sand Blast Part

CNC Machining Part
Material: Aluminium
Finish: Sand Blast
Dimension(mm): 72x72x5

Technical Support

Why Support? The support from APT team will help you shorten the lead time. And cost saving in new product development. We will support your project design for manufacturing.

Innovative Ideas

We have innovative ideas based on design and manufacturing experience will help you trouble shooting and turn your idea into reality and get things done.

Advanced Technology

Our rapid prototyping, Technology in Computer, Aided Design and Computer, Aided Manufacture also with experienced technician will make the parts in high quality for you.

Fast Response

We keep a close eyes on your every project, You will usually receive our quotation and get a reply for project within 24 hours.

What is Your Next Step?

This will guide you through our very simple quote submission process. We are excited for the chance to earn your business!