Custom Rapid Prototypes

Rapid 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal, and injection molding. Parts ship in few days.

Custom prototypes serve as the transformative bridge between conceptualization and realization in product development. By harnessing rapid prototyping techniques, designers and engineers can swiftly iterate on initial designs, refining form, fit, and function with agility. These prototypes, often embodying the concept of a minimum viable product (MVP), encapsulate essential features for testing and user feedback. Leveraging advanced manufacturing processes like 3D printing or CNC machining, custom prototypes empower creators to explore multiple iterations efficiently, accelerating the journey from idea to innovation.


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As a product developer, time and budget are critical. Modo Rapid operates 24/7 to deliver your prototypes quickly and efficiently. We are ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified, ensuring top-quality standards.

Procurement personnel face tight budgets and need reliable partners. With Modo Rapid, you get cost-effective solutions and transparent pricing. We offer production feasibility analysis and design suggestions to optimize your prototypes.

We’ve partnered with over 300 companies and produced over 10,000 prototypes. We understand the importance of prototypes in early product development stages. Choose Modo Rapid to save time and money with a trusted, professional partner.

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Materials Available for Prototyping

ABS

PVC

  • Standard white material (UTR 8360)
  • UTR Imagine Black
  • UTR-8100 (transparent)
  • PWR Dark Black
  • UTR-8100 (translucent)
  • Somos® Ledo
  • UTR 8220
  • Somos® Taurus
  • UTR 3000
  • UTR Therm
  • Somos® EvoLVe 128
  • UTR Flex
  • Somos® PerFORM
  • TDS EvoDent
  • Formlabs ESD Resin
  • PA12
  • HP-PA-12
  • Glass fiber nylon(PA12+35%GF)

Aluminum 5052

Aluminum 6061

Stainless steel 304

Stainless Steel 316/316L

Stainless steel 201

Stainless Steel 301

Copper 101

Post-Processing Options for Rapid Prototyping

  • Painting – Applying paint to the surface for aesthetic and protective purposes.
  • UV Coating – Adding a UV-cured coating for enhanced durability and appearance.
  • Electroplating – Depositing a metal layer onto the plastic surface for improved aesthetics and conductivity.
  • Pad Printing – Transferring ink from a pad onto the plastic surface for detailed designs or logos.
  • Silk Screen Printing – Using a stencil and a mesh screen to apply ink to the plastic surface.
  • Hydrographics (Water Transfer Printing) – Applying printed designs to complex shapes using a water-soluble film.
  • Laser Etching/Engraving – Using a laser to create precise designs or text on the plastic surface.
  • Heat Staking – Using heat and pressure to join plastic components.
  • Vapor Polishing – Using chemical vapors to smooth and polish the plastic surface.
  • Mechanical Polishing – Using abrasive materials to polish the surface manually or with machinery.
  • Sandblasting – Abrading the surface with a high-speed stream of sand for a matte or textured finish.
  • Annealing – Heating and slowly cooling the plastic to relieve internal stresses.
  • Tumbling – Using a rotating barrel with abrasive media to smooth and polish small plastic parts.
  • Plasma Treatment – Modifying the surface properties using plasma to improve adhesion or cleanliness.
  • Priming – Applying a primer to improve paint adhesion.
  • Dyeing – Immersing the plastic in dye to achieve a desired color.
  • Hot Stamping – Transferring metallic or colored foil onto the plastic surface using heat and pressure.
  • In-Mold Decoration (IMD) – Embedding decorative or functional designs into the plastic during the molding process.
  • Thermal Transfer Printing – Transferring designs from a ribbon to the plastic using heat.
  • Vacuum Metallization – Applying a metallic coating using a vacuum chamber.
  • Cerakote – Applying a ceramic-based finish for enhanced durability and appearance.
  • Chroming – Applying a chrome finish for a high-gloss metallic appearance.
  • Texturing – Adding a texture to the surface for improved grip or aesthetics.
  • Sealing – Applying a sealant to protect the surface and improve longevity.
  • Foiling – Applying a thin metallic or colored foil to the surface.
  • As Machined – Retains the natural look of the machined part.
  • Polishing – Creates a smooth, shiny surface.
  • Bead Blasting – Produces a uniform, matte texture.
  • Sand Blasting – Creates a rougher texture.
  • Powder Coating – Provides a durable, protective finish in various colors, typically 0.06 – 0.12 mm thick.
  • Black Oxide Coating – Corrosion resistance and aesthetic black finish, with minimal thickness addition.
  • Passivation – Enhances corrosion resistance by removing free iron from stainless steel.
  • Electropolishing – Smooths and brightens the surface; improves corrosion resistance.
  • Anodizing – Increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance; adds color, typically 0.005 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Chrome Plating – Provides a hard, wear-resistant surface with a shiny finish, typically 0.005 – 0.1 mm thick.
  • Nickel Plating – Corrosion resistance and aesthetic finish, typically 0.005 – 0.05 mm thick.
  • Zinc Plating – Corrosion resistance, often with a bright finish, typically 0.005 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Gold Plating – Electrical conductivity and aesthetic finish, typically 0.0005 – 0.0025 mm thick.
  • Silver Plating – Electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance, typically 0.0025 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Copper Plating – Conductivity, corrosion resistance, and base layer for other platings, typically 0.005 – 0.1 mm thick.
  • Tin Plating – Corrosion resistance and solderability, typically 0.0025 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Galvanizing – Heavy-duty corrosion resistance, typically 0.05 – 0.15 mm thick.
  • Heat Treating – Alters mechanical properties like hardness and strength.
  • Carburizing – Increases surface hardness by adding carbon, with a case depth of 0.1 – 1.5 mm.
  • Nitriding – Increases surface hardness by diffusing nitrogen, with a case depth of 0.02 – 0.5 mm.
  • PVD Coating (Physical Vapor Deposition) – Hard, wear-resistant, and decorative coating, typically 0.0001 – 0.005 mm thick.
  • CVD Coating (Chemical Vapor Deposition) – Hard, wear-resistant coating, typically 0.005 – 0.05 mm thick.
  • Cerakoting – Durable, corrosion-resistant ceramic coating, typically 0.0127 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Phosphate Coating – Corrosion resistance and paint adhesion, typically 0.005 – 0.015 mm thick.
  • E-coating (Electrophoretic Painting) – Uniform, corrosion-resistant coating, typically 0.0127 – 0.025 mm thick.
  • Tumbling (Vibratory Finishing) – Smooths and deburrs parts.
  • Brushing – Creates a directional satin finish.
  • Laser Engraving – Permanent marking or engraving.
  • Painting – Applying paint to the surface for aesthetic and protective purposes, typically 0.02 – 0.05 mm thick.
  • Blackening – Corrosion resistance and aesthetic finish, with minimal thickness addition.
  • Hot-Dip Galvanizing – Heavy-duty corrosion resistance, typically 0.05 – 0.15 mm thick.
  • Alodine (Chromate Conversion Coating) – Corrosion resistance and paint adhesion, typically 0.0005 – 0.0025 mm thick.
  • Thermal Spraying – Applies a coating of metal, ceramic, or plastic, typically 0.05 – 1.5 mm thick.
  • Shot Peening – Improves fatigue resistance by creating compressive stresses.
  • Burnishing – Increases surface hardness and smoothness.
  • Grinding – Achieves high precision and fine surface finish.
  • Vapor Honing – Smooths surfaces using a wet blasting technique.

Innovative Solutions for Diverse Industries

Modo Rapid is here to help your business excel, delivering advanced, precise, and high-quality products to meet your unique needs.

3D Printing Stainless Steel Parts

The 3D printing services exceeded my expectations. The prototypes I received were detailed and of high quality. The team was very responsive and made the whole process easy and smooth. I’m very satisfied with the results and will definitely be back for future projects.

Vacuum Casting

The vacuum casting and silicone mold services are top-notch. The parts we got were perfect and met all our specifications. The whole process was smooth, and communication was excellent. I appreciate the attention to detail and the quick turnaround.

brass cnc parts

I’m really impressed with the speed and efficiency. I ordered black ABS enclosures with CNC machining, and they were delivered in no time. The quality of the work is excellent, and the quick turnaround was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend for any CNC machining needs!

Medical device prototyping

The second batch of medical prototypes was delivered in just three weeks, which is incredibly fast. The prototypes were precise and of high quality, meeting all our requirements. Their speed and reliability have made a significant impact on our project timeline. Thank you for the exceptional service!

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