You Can Increase Your Production by Using CNC Prototyping

In order to be competitive in today’s world, an original equipment manufacturer or OEM must utilize advanced technology. One such technology is CNC prototyping. With it, a company that needs thousands, if not millions of specialized spare parts in its assembly plant, will be able to produce them in just a short time compared to how long it was done using old technology.

What is CNC Prototyping?

Basically, it is the fast production of prototypes (of spare parts of machines) using computer numerical control machines. There is no human intervention in these machines that is why the production of prototypes is at a fast rate. The design of the spare parts is fed into the internal computer of the machine and the prototype of the spare parts is made wholly by the machine itself.

Since there is no human intervention in the prototyping, there is no possibility of error. This is the reason why this type of prototype production is the one being used for the production of medical, aerospace and specialized engineering spare parts and components.

Prototyping Is Our Specialty

At Aztalan Engineering, CNC prototyping is one of our specialties. Our use of this advanced technology enables us to provide a competitive edge to our customers. By the use of CNC machines, we are able to speed up our design and prototype production process.

High Quality Standards

Thus, we are able to produce the required items ahead of our competitors while not compromising with the results. That means even if our production process is faster, our high-quality standards remain the same.

Accuracy

Every prototype that we turn out in our CNC machines have the same high degree of accuracy, with the same specifications as called for in their design and are given the same level of attention by our engineers and technicians.

This is the kind of high-quality standards of work for which Aztalan Engineering is known. That is why our customers in the medical, engineering, defense and aerospace industries have continued to patronize our machining services because we don’t compromise with the quality even if our production rate is fast.

Precision Medical Products Can Only Be Produced by CNC Machines

The only way you can produce precision medical products is by using CNC machines. These medical products must be produced strictly according to the specifications since they will be used in treating and saving the lives of people. With this, you need a special machine to turn out such a type of high quality products. These machines are called computer numerical control (CNC) machines.

The Importance Of Precision CNC Machining

One of the valuable aspects of the services provided at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. is our commitment to precision and accuracy with every part and component we manufacture.

While some companies offer precision CNC machining as part of the services they offer in their shop, at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. it is a focus. We work with companies of all sizes looking for parts manufactured from metal alloys, plastics, and composite materials. Over the years we have worked with very specialized metals such as titanium, Inconel, Hastelloy and MP35N. We have also have extensive experience with aluminum, alloy steel, stainless steel, nickel, copper, and brass.

Of course, with more and more industries moving into plastics and composites, we have also expanded to offer precision CNC machining with these materials as well. We can work with acrylics, nylon, polyurethane, Teflon, Ultem, Ketron PEEK, Acetal, and PVC as well as many others. This is a very different process than working with alloys and one that many machining services don’t provide.

The Importance of Precision

We also understand how these different materials respond to different machining processes. This combination of knowledge, expertise and real-world experience in working with these materials allows us to choose the best precision CNC machining option for the given part or component.

With this advantage, your design team can rely on our engineers to provide the relevant information on options and choices. This can cut considerable time off the design stage and also decrease the chances of a design or material flaw being found during the design testing phase.

Our focus on precision and tight tolerance manufacturing is an experience that will benefit your team. With our state-of-the-art equipment and our highly trained operators and technicians, we can produce the prototype and then move into full-scale production as and when you require.

The Big Picture On Small Medical Device Components

Having an idea for a new medical device that can treat a condition, restore mobility, help to alleviate pain or discomfort or to give someone a chance to get back to a healthy life is an amazing opportunity for a company. However, it is also just the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to actually getting the device designed, prototyped, tested, approved, produced and then marketed.

At Aztalan Engineering, Inc., we have worked with small medical device companies and some of the leaders in the industry. We understand the challenges and the steps in design to production of these devices. With our experience in the precision manufacturing of medical device components, we are also uniquely positioned to work with your team throughout the process.

Engineering Support

In the design stage of any medical device components, our engineering team can work with your design and engineering team. This allows us to share our expertise to avoid extensive revisions of the design which will slow down the process and extend the time to approval and market.

Our engineers can also assist your design team in selecting the most appropriate materials. We understand the different requirements in materials for various classes of medical devices, which can make selecting the lowest cost and best-suited material much easier.

Cost Analysis

We can run a DFMA or Design for Manufacturability an Assembly report for you on the design once it is developed. This will allow your company to review the current cost of production. We can often suggest alternative materials or even different machining and manufacturing options that will achieve the same desired results in your medical device components while helping to lower overall production costs.

By taking advantage of these services, prior to the prototype development, project management and full production services we offer, your company can streamline this initial stage of the process. We can customize our services to meet your needs, making it a cost-effective option at any stage of development.

Medical Machining: Processes and Equipment

Medical machining creates the tools used in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical centers. Groups researching and designing medical implants for new procedures will contact milling factories, to order prototypes. CNC machining mills are used to produce many types of equipment. Cannulas, implants, and IVs are all created at these mills, in large quantities.

Medical Device Contract Manufacturers – Capabilities and Technology Utilized

At Aztalan Engineering, we provide a range of precision machining services, from prototyping through production. For more than 30 years, we have been proudly delivering top quality, innovative products to the medical, defense, energy, and aerospace markets. If you operate in any of these fields, you understand the value of high quality, durable tools to help you save lives and make a difference. In the operating room, you have no choice but to trust the tools you’ve been given. Trust the most reliable medical device contract manufacturers in the business when life is hanging in the balance.

Medical Device Prototyping to Ensure the Accuracy of Life-Saving Devices

Medical device prototyping is a process that is crucial to medical device development and helps to ensure quality and proper function of a design before the device is used in its final application. At Aztalan Engineering, we take medical device machining very seriously, so prototyping is an important part of our process.