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Rapid Prototyping Services

 

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You envision it. We’ll design, fabricate,  build, and test.

From small part modifications to seat frame assemblies, instrument panels and muffler systems, to life-size vehicle and full scale aircraft prototypes, we do it all. By orchestrating everything in house, we have complete control of speed and quality. This flexibility makes us uniquely scalable and reliable.

 

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Our prototyping services are trusted by a wide-range of companies– from startups to the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, and defense companies. Our vertical integration enables us to create virtually any prototype in our own facilities on our own equipment by our talented staff.

Multi-material. Multi-scale.

We create prototypes using:

 

RCO was created on a realization that the automotive industry needed reliable and high quality prototyping services. For 43 years, we’ve worked with an unwavering commitment to deliver on that promise.

A custom L shaped divan built for an aerospace tradeshow made by rapid prototyping services Workers building a mocked up full scale airplane fuselage made by rapid prototyping services
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Mockup of an airplane fuselage in the middle of being built.
A prototype vehicle during an automotive vehicle build.
A prototype of a thin aerospace seat design.

Our prototyping services are trusted by a wide-range of companies– from startups to the world’s leading automotive , aerospace and defense companies. Our vertical integration enables us to create virtually any prototype in our own facilities on our own equipment by our talented staff.

A custom L shaped divan built for an aerospace tradeshow.
A full scale prototype of a defense industry ambulance.
A mockup of a full airplane fuselage during a build.

Multi-material. Multi-scale.

We create prototypes using:

 

  • FDM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDS
  • MOLDED OR MILLED FOAM
  • COMPRESSION MOLDING
  • METAL STAMPING AND FABRICATION
  • MOLDED CARBON FIBER
  • SILICON MOLDS
  • VACUUM FORMING
  • PATTERN DEVELOPMENT
  • CUT & SEW
  • WOOD, COMPOSITE, CAST AND BILLET ALUMINUM TOOLING
A mockup helicopter built for a tradeshow.
A full scale prototype wind turbine installed in the field.

RCO was created on a realization that the automotive industry needed reliable and high quality prototyping services. For 43 years, we’ve worked with an unwavering commitment to deliver on that promise.

Benefits of Rapid Prototyping Services

 

Working with a trusted prototyping partner gives you more than peace of mind -- it can help turn that idea into a real, tangible prototype that you can use to iterate, reference for manufacturing or to get more done under the budget and time you have allotted. After all, if you can get to a production-ready design sooner, you'll be able to compress that timeline and get that new product out into the wild without straining your company's existing resources.

 

Benefit #1: It's Faster

As previously mentioned, the biggest benefit of rapid prototyping services is to enable you to take that idea and make it a reality by leveraging the skills and experience of a third-party engineering company. You've got the idea, but you probably don't have the proper technical skills and resources to bring it to fruition. Instead of calling on employees that may not have much experience in working with certain materials or with meeting various real-world requirements, you can relay your design criteria and let the experts figure out the rest.

 

Benefit #2: More Affordable

Because you're not attempting to get up to speed on the fly, rapid prototyping services can also save money as well as time due to the vertical integration that we bring to the table. Whether your product requires working with plastics, metals, foams, composites, wood or just about any other material, we know what it takes and we can help bring your product to life without blowing up your budget. If you have concerns about materials and what goes best where, we can help you with that, too.

 

Benefit #3: Test Multiple Designs

If you're prototyping in house, you may only have the time or budget to try out one design -- and if it sinks, your project could be over before it even has a chance to start. But with a rapid prototyping services partner, the money you save will enable you to prototype and test a full range of designs before settling on that final version. By spending the time up front, that can give you outsized savings when it comes to production, QA and issues down the line.

 

We look forward to learning about your prototyping and product development needs.