Rapid prototyping and reverse engineering
Building full-scale prototypes allow us to verify the product design on form, fit, and functionality.
The rapid prototyping technique offers fast fabrication of a physical part, model or assembly using 3D computer-aided design (CAD). Our team offers mechanical verification, product and user tests, and legal testing. We also build showcase models, create packaging, and do product graphics at an early stage. Reverse engineering by 3D scanning enables us to digitize shapes or verify geometry on produced parts.
We use 3D scanning for reverse engineering, and transform physical components or hand-crafted shapes, into digitized shapes. We 3D scan small, high tolerance parts such as optical interfaces, or larger size products like cars, boats, and airplanes with very high precision.
The digitized shapes are converted from point clouds into readable 3D files for the engineering and product development team. By using CAD Compare we can easily compare a physical model against the 3D model. Through this method, we find deviations in geometry that usually are impossible to discover.
Our CNC milling machines create parts with high finish and high tolerance demands. Plugs and molds for parts in materials such as carbon- and glass- fiber can be manufactured directly.
Our small-scale 5-axis CNC milling machine can do parts in Al and Mg with the sizes 400 x 400 x 300 mm. The large-scale 3-axis CNC milling machine can do parts in PUR and soft materials with the sizes 6000 x 3000 x 1200 mm. The even larger 5-axis CNC milling machine can do parts in PUR and Al with the sizes 10000 x 4000 x 3000 mm.
This CNC machining center delivers a broad span of products. It gives us the possibility to manufacture high-quality molds – or composite tool plug-sets within a short time frame.
See how CNC machining was used in the development of the Hydrolift X-32
MCP Vacuum casting allows us to manufacture functional prototypes in small series of either handmade models or 3D printed models in silicone, hard plastic, or rubber. These casted parts are used for preproduction, verification purposes, exhibitions, and pre-launch of the product.
3D printing of great value to our process, and helps us verify the visual design and the mechanical functions of the product. We have an in-house 3D printer, or we use partners with great quality, short lead times, and the latest technology of materials and methods. In the the 3D printing process we use a number of various printing materials.