Machining from Billet
lead times get shorter and shorter, you can turn to our rapid prototyping
capabilities to get your project finished on schedule. Using our
RP technology and experience, we can supply you with temporary tooling
for castings, functional parts, and visualization aids. Central
Pattern offers three solutions to your rapid prototyping needs:
the Helisys LOM machine, the 3D Systems Actua
machine, and high-speed CNC machining of various materials.
Helisys LOM machine produces parts made of layers of
paper joined with a heat sensitive adhesive. These parts have a
look and feel similar to wood. They can be used for functional prototypes,
visualization aids, and as prototype pattern equipment.
3D Systems Actua machine produces parts made
of a wax material. These parts have a feel similar to plastic and
are generally off-white in color (other colors are available). They
can be used as visualization aids or as prototype pattern equipment.
They can also be used as wax patterns in investment casting processes.
Using high-speed machining on our CNC
we can manufacture rapidly produced parts from billets of steel,
aluminum, plastic, and other materials.