CNC Machined Prototypes
What Star Prototype does for its customers:
- Production of premium quality CNC machined parts at low cost
- Strict scheduling for on time delivery
- Professional customer support in multiple languages
The CNC machining of prototypes allows you to have the real material instead of a SL or SLS simulant. We routinely use high quality PMMA (Lucite Acrylic), PC, ABS, POM (Delrin), PTFE (Teflon), Ultem, Noryl, Nylon etc.
We even injection mould our own modelling blocks in unusual injection moulding grade materials, such as Noryl and Ultem, and then machine prototypes for live applications such as RF testing.
We can also machine aluminiums, copper based materials, and even hardened tool-steel. We use heat-shrink cutter holders for our high-speed spindles to ensure cutting accuracy. We also have a portable FARO Laser Scanning Arm which can be positioned next to the machine to inspect 3D parts before being removed from the machine.
Deliveries are typically from 1 to 5 days plus shipment – typically 2 days. We often do projects with 50 to 100 sets of components by CNC machining – this is simply because a simulant material will not suffice for the application.
All of our CNC operators attended a technical polytechnic and then had further training in-house under our British Master Craftsman Michael Hutchinson. Mike was trained at the British Royal Ordnance Factory and has 28 years of experience of CNC machining including 5-axis machining.