Custom Metal Prototyping

Metal Prototyping for Individual Parts & Complete Models

Metal PrototypingRPA is very proud of the fact that we have worked with some of the best companies and Universities providing custom metal prototyping services in order to develop high-quality products for the marketplace or for experimentation in their laboratories.

Our custom metal prototyping services are ideal for clients who are developing a new product and therefore must develop the individual parts that go into that product. Essentially any industry developing products that contain precisely-produced metal parts or components would utilize this type of finishing service. It supports customers in evolving their new products more quickly and economically than they otherwise would.

Custom Prototyping Capabilities

Custom prototyping has given RPA unique opportunities to experiment with the different processes that are available to us from bead blasting to tumble, from high energy tumble (harperizing) to, from buffing by hand to automated tumble buffing (polishing) RPA can blend these different metal prototyping processes to reach the desired end result. Our customized solutions also allow RPA to work with exotic materials that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive in standard production work, including Inconel, Kovar, Nitronic 60 and Nitinol.

For instance, RPA has worked with tantalum; masking surfaces and bead blasting other surfaces. The knowledge gained by working with these prototypes has allowed for a higher confidence in the ability to work with the more common materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and zinc. RPA has worked with each of the various groups of each of these metals as well as many of the plastics such as Ultem and acrylics.

Contact the Finishing Experts

Whether your metal prototyping job consists of 1 piece, 5 pieces, or a qualifying run, let RPA help you to reach your ultimate goal and achieve the best finish possible for your unique application.