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Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing

Getting new products to market quickly using CNC machining or additive processes

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Makino iQ300

VMC Makes Big R&D Strides on Micro Applications

By: Emily Probst
Waters Corp. needed to develop extremely tight-tolerance prototypes quickly, so the company upgraded to a Makino iQ300 VMC to produce complex, low-volume part concepts for R&D.

Aztalan Engineering's prototyping cell

Aztalan Aims for Rapid Adjustment

By: Lincoln Brunner
Aztalan Engineering shortened its lead times by switching to a short-run cell model for its prototype jobs and implementing a company-wide QRM strategy.

Mechanical Mockups for Maintenance Training

By: Russ Willcutt
Maintenance is critical to the continued operation of military jets. This company has found a way to enable training without going to the expense of using a working engine.

CAM Software Enhances AWJ as an Additive Process

By: Mark Albert
Intelli-CAM from Omax Corp is especially tailored for the needs of AWJ machine users. This CAM software provides features that support additive manufacturing applications.

hyphen fast metal

Video: CNC Machining for Prototyping

By: Peter Zelinski
This protopying company has extensive 3D printing capability, but it considers CNC machining to be an effective prototyping resource.

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