Rapid Prototyping Service

Xcentric offers a wide range of Rapid Manufacturing services that support our customers through each stage of the product introduction cycle: research and development, rapid prototyping, pre-production, testing, and market introduction.

rapid prototyping serviceOur Services Include

Rapid Manufacturing is a broad term that encompasses the range of processes noted above as well as hybrid techniques that combine multiple technologies to reach a desired outcome in the shortest possible time.  It is important to note that Rapid Manufacturing is distinct from prototyping, in that it requires a higher degree of attention to quality, repeatability, and the more stringent requirements of production applications.  In this regard Xcentric is one of the few in the industry that is a true rapid manufacturer.

Xcentric’s team has offered Rapid Manufacturing services for more than two decades, giving us substantial experience to help our customers select the right process or combination of processes to meet their project objectives.  Moreover Xcentric has developed highly advanced manufacturing systems to shorten the production cycle to the extreme.  It is precisely our experience and systems that allow us to quickly converge on solutions, reduce process variability, and repeatedly deliver to very compressed schedules.

Consider the following chart when deciding which Rapid Manufacturing service is best for your project:

  Process Type    Function    Fit    Testing    Proof of   concept  Tolerance   <.005 inVisual    Quality   Plastic  Material     Selection  Metal  Material     Selection    Per Piece   Price  Tooling   CostTooling Life Expectancy
3d Printing

Limited

Yes

no

Yes

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

High

N/AN/A
Injection Molding  

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unlimited

Limited

Low

Low-

Mid

Unlimited

CNC Machining

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited

Unlimited

High

N/AN/A
Cast Urethane

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited

Limited

Limited

N/A

High

High

< 50



Xcentric has been a great supplier to work with. Our prototypes came to us within the necessary dimensions, and the engineers were very helpful.”

-pontiac coil