Rapid Prototyping Services

Online rapid prototyping services

Fast alterations from designs to production

Various combination options of materials and finishes

Runsom offers exceptional rapid prototyping services with incredible quality, on-time delivery, and competitive price to customers around the world. Our engineering team has utilized the latest prototyping technologies with extensive knowledge and experience. With our prototyping centers, we are ideal to provide comprehensive services to satisfy global customers' requirements, timescales, and special needs. Runsom can take your concepts or designs to reality production in just days with our proven prototyping technologies and processes.

What Is Rapid Prototyping?

Rapid prototyping is a specialized manufacturing technique for high-quality physical models with 3D design concepts. Prototypes are very useful in design development and improvement process as a significant basis for production or engineering testing. Prototyping is quick and economic for both personal companies and research institutions in that they never need to invest in hard tooling equipment.

Speed and affordability are the key essences for rapid prototyping. As its name shows, it emphasizes a fast turnaround. So it's expected to produce a physical part in a short time to validate the design, then capture business chances.

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rapid CNC machining

This is a conventional prototyping method as well as a widespread way for metal prototyping. Runsom has rich experience for 10 years in various CNC prototype manufacturing in many industries, such as automotive, electronics, energy, medical, etc.

CNC machining prototyping will provide the best precision and surface finishes. In addition, the selection of materials is unlimited as well. Otherwise, CNC machining will take a long time to prepare and set up, so we always apply this technology for high precision and metal material prototypes.

Different 3D printing technologies are suitable for different rapid prototyping steps as a pioneer in this industry.

For instance, SLA prototyping requires liquid plastic material and may provide the best finish surface; SLS prototyping is similar to SLA, but the material form needs to be powerful. FDM prototyping is the cheapest and fastest method in 3D printing technology. This additive prototyping process will finish a complete prototype part within one day. However, 3D printing materials are too expensive for the manufacturing process.

rapid 3D printing
rapid sheet metal prototyping

Sheet metal fabrication is a subtractive manufacturing process involving forming parts from thin metal sheets by cutting, bending, folding, punching, and assembling. Sheet metal parts are usually highly precise and durable, making them particularly preferred by engineers to use for end-use applications such as enclosures, brackets, and chassis.

Sheet metal fabrication offers competitive prices for low-volume prototypes and saves costs for high-volume production runs. Runsom has extensive capabilities in fabricating sheet metal from high precision cutting, bending, punching, and welding, to assembling services.

Rapid urethane casting, or vacuum casting, is an affordable way to create plastic prototypes, especially for goods like display models that come in different colors. It is a service that doesn't require high costs for tooling and has a low minimum order quantity.

The benefits of rapid vacuum casting are its low tooling costs compared to injection molding and a lower minimum order quantity. Although vacuum-cast parts may not be highly durable, they still offer an exceptional surface finish without requiring additional processing.

The silicone mold used in vacuum casting is typically durable for approximately 20 uses.

rapid vacuum casting

Figure Out the Difference Between Different Prototyping Processes

Choosing which fabrication process for rapid prototyping is ultimately determined by different materials and production scales suited for the specific project.

Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping services can confer abundant benefits for you and your business. Its outstanding advantages are as follows:

Create multiple options

Being able to produce various prototypes with different colors, surface textures, and finishing processes.

Save cost & time

The small-volume prototyping run helps to minimize the costly design flaws. And it can be time-saving by eliminating the need for setup and tooling.

Refine the product with iterative rapid prototyping

Improved evaluation and functional testing of the product will be achieved by reiterating designs. Your product can be optimized before taking it to the market.

Transform a concept into a physical model

Your designs or ideas will be visualized by design for manufacturability (DFM) in a fast and cost-effective manner so that you can easily grasp the design of a product and business opportunities in the physical world.

Why Choose Runsom for Rapid Prototyping?

Superior technology and equipment

Our devices and professional machinists enable us to outperform our rivals in the industry. We are keeping creative and developing advanced ways to improve all respects of manipulation.

Wide range of materials

Runsom is an ideal option for your prototyping project to be completed in one place because we stock nearly all types of materials.

Unmatched capabilities

We offer rapid prototyping services for single prototype to large-volume production. We never require a minimum order volume or minimum dollar value, so your needs will be satisfied at any way we can.

Guaranteed quality and rapid lead time

We treat each order with precise specifications and stringent deadlines. The lead time and product quality are essential in rapid prototyping. At Runsom, we give you the best of both, ensuring you high-quality products and on-time delivery.

Instant response for every request

We promise to respond to every customer's request quickly. You can get the quote online for free and don’t need to keep track of quotes in your mailbox.

Competitive price

Our efficient rapid prototyping system has enabled us to match our customers’ budgets or any offer with cost-effective solutions.

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