Whether it is your design or ours CDC innovations can help with all of your prototype and manufacturing needs. With our network of partners we can provide a one stop shop for most manufacturing and prototype applications. We have listed some of our common services, but not all of them. Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us to look into it. We have both on-shore and off-shore facilities to provide the customer with their logistical preference.
3D Printed Prototype-The is becoming the industry standard for prototyping new designs. With this you can really get the look and feel of the final product, while avoiding expensive tooling or minimum runs. Our preference for prototype printed parts is to use the SLA extreme process. After finishing it will have very smooth surfaces and excellent mechanical strength.
Sheet metal prototype-Our sheet metal manufacturers are top notch. Our lead times can often match the rapid manufactures, however our pricing can be as much as 50% cheaper. If your prototype does not need a couple day turn around contact us and get the same quality for a significant discount.
CNC Machining-This is a great prototype option as you can build components with like-production strength properties, while keeping tooling costs to a minimum. We can handle most prototype CNC mill and lathe work.
Electronic PCB-Most of our projects are electro-mechanical in nature. You can get you PCB fabrication and stuffing done by us.
Short Run Manufacturing
Urethane Casting-In this process it is possible to get 50-100 plastic parts made off of a soft pliable tooling. This tooling is often in the hundreds of dollars rather than thousands for traditional metal tooling.
Investment and sand Casting- This is a metal casting process that has a lower initial investment compared to die casting or permanent molds. The molds are essentially made from compressed sand with cavities created by a plug or investment piece. Molten metal is poured into the cavity. Once cooled the mold is broke to leave the manufactured part.
CNC Machining- Though useful for prototype, once the setup is complete this manufacturing method is fairly automated which makes it good for short to medium size batches.
High Volume Manufacturing
Die Casting-This is a process in a cavity is machined into a male and female steel molds. The molds are pressed together and filled with material. After cooling the product can be removed and post processed.
Injection Molding-This is the most common manufacturing method for high volume plastics. It is similar in function to the die casting, but the medium is a plaster polymer instead of a metal. This process can get very creative with using metal inserts, in mold designs, and over-moldings.
Stamping-This is a process of mechanically forming sheet metal. Commonly used for automotive body panels, mounting clips, and computer enclosures.