Solid Concepts has a team of expert CNC programmers and engineers that ensure custom parts are machined with the best possible product results. Backing the team is state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control software and equipment, and turnaround times of 3-9 seven days versus weeks.
With our CNC milling service, Solid Concepts can machine virtually any engineering material, including foam and tooling board, plastics, and metals. Our 5-axis CNC capabilities allow for extremely fast turnaround and works via a blade that cuts on X, Y, Z, as well as A and B-axes. 5-axis CNC machining allows us to machine complicated designs with tough to reach angles. We also offer turned parts via our CNC Lathe which functions as the ideal machine for executing round parts such as threaded shafts, bolts, nozzles, engine components, and rollers. Our CNC Lathe builds on a single axis, spinning while a tool cuts down the metal to the required size.
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Whether you need a highly accurate machined prototype for a functional test, a large prototype for a customer presentation, or a short-run of finished pats, Solid Concepts has the expertise, hands-on experience, and capacity to get the job done.
CNC Master Patterns
The best possible castings start with the best possible master patterns. While stereolithography (SLA) patterns are often selected when time is critical, CNC master patterns offer increased accuracy and unlimited pattern life.
CNC Parts & Prototypes
CNC parts and prototypes are ideal for situations where production materials are required. CNC parts can be made from our standard materials or your custom specified material. CNC prototypes are ideal when the part is subjected to demanding functional tests, or the physical size of the parts make other prototyping methods cost prohibitive. Solid Concepts’ CNC operations can take on both small and large jobs, with single cut envelopes up to 8′ x 10′ x 4′.
CNC Fixtures & Tools
Solid Concepts will manufacture CNC Fixtures and Tools to aid in part assembly and quality inspection, whether you need the fixtures for your internal use or you need Solid Concepts to use them for form and fit verification.
Capacity is critical when your project is up against a deadline. Solid Concepts has capacity in machines, facilities, cutting envelopes, and in expert personnel. With three of Solid Concepts’ U.S. facilities running CNC operations and a total of 20 CNC machining centers – we can put your project on the right machines with the right expertise to give you a quality product on time.
Large Parts Expertise
Large Parts Expertise is a cornerstone of our CNC operation. Solid Concepts consistently machines large parts and patterns – recently machining 18′ long patterns for bus panels. Large part expertise doesn’t just come from having machines with a large cut envelope – it also comes with the expertise to break up complex designs into multiple components to be reassembled into highly accurate master patterns. Our large part work includes interior and exterior mock-ups for the automotive industry and fixtures for checking, inspection, assembly, and cubing.
Experience comes with a combined 40+ years of CNC Management expertise, 30+ years of CNC Programming experience, and 60+ combined years of Machinist expertise. We’ve produced thousands of parts over the years. The knowledge we’ve gained will be put to use when we examine your project. When appropriate, we’ll suggest alternative manufacturing solutions that may save you time and money, or produce a better product.
Speed isn’t a term you hear in the machining world – but it’s a familiar term at Solid Concepts. We consistently provide the fastest quotes offered in the industry for machined parts. Our production speeds are beyond compare – with many machining jobs being programmed and started on a CNC center the same day the order is received. Our customers expect fast turn-around for their CNC prototype parts, and we make sure that our CNC operations also deliver consistently fast service.
Post Processing is a standard part of what Solid Concepts offers. We won’t leave you with an unfinished part that you have to send out for secondary operations. We offer anodizing, hand polishing, helicoils, tapping, Vapor Polishing, and expert painting capabilities – all in-house. Solid Concepts is your one-stop shop for impeccably finished CNC prototype parts.
Quality you can count on from the leading experts in the rapid manufacturing industry. Whether you’re doing CNC work to create master patterns, rugged prototypes, or limited-run production work, Solid Concepts’ expert team is here to help you get the job done right.