MACHINING 2017-03-09T17:10:57+00:00

Machining is a subtractive process that starts with our machinists programming our machining centers directly from your CAD files.  These machining centers use tools of varying sizes and shapes to remove material from a solid block of metal or plastic to reveal your part shape.  Part size is usually limited to available material stock thickness and what can fit in the machining centers.  In the case of large or highly complex parts, GoProto can also make “fabricated” parts where a part is sectioned in the CAD file, machined in these sections and then our craftspeople bond the sections back together to form your completed part.  Machined parts are durable, produced in production materials, highly accurate and have a superb surface finish.  These parts can be painted or polished to create highly cosmetic or clear prototype through production use parts.

 

MATERIALS

  • ABS    ||    NATURAL OR BLACK

  • POLYCARBONATE    ||    BLACK OR CLEAR

  • GLASS-FILLED POLYCARBONATE    ||    BLACK

  • ACRYLIC    ||   CLEAR

  • PC+ABS BLEND    ||    BLACK

  • ULTEM    ||    AMBER

  • ALUMINUM

  • STEEL

  • STAINLESS STEEL

  • MAGNESIUM