Can RpProto design for me?
We do not offer design services. You should provide 2D and 3D CAD drawings and after receiving your order, we will be able to review Manufacturing Design. Read how to prepare design drawings for production.
Which formates of CAD files does RpProto accept?
We take STL(.stl), STEP(.stp), ProE(.prt), IGES(.igs), SolidWorks(.sldprt), Compressed folders(.ZIP) format to provide an accurate and timely quote. PDF format is required for 2D drawings with reference dimensions. As part of this technical documentation, you should provide complete manufacturing details. Informal contact through SMS or other means will not be accepted for manufacturing .
How long dose it take to get a quotation?
We will reply very soon, Normally within one day on weekdays.
Can RpProto make copies for vacuum casting or CNC machining using my master model?
Yes, we can use your master models to make vacuum casting silicone model that can withstand up to 100° C from every rigid solid. Models for CNC machining will be scanned to make a CAD/CAM program for manufacturing.
Is my design going to be kept confidential?
Any non-disclosure or confidentiality arrangement would, of course, be signed and followed. We also have a strict policy in our factory that no photos of a customer’s product are ever permitted without their express permission. Finally, we depend on our long-standing reputation for collaborating with hundreds of thousands of innovative designs and never disclosing any confidential knowledge to a third party.
How does RpProto compare to other suppliers on price?
While direct comparisons are difficult, RpProto’s prices for plastic injection mould equipment and CNC machined / turned parts will usually be 25-45 percent less than suppliers in North America and Europe.
Rather than competing on price with Chinese suppliers, we prefer to provide the highest standards of efficiency, swift response, and skilled performance.
The cost of rapid prototyping
The factors that affect the cost of rapid prototyping are as follows:
1. Prototype accuracy:
If you need to meet the tolerance requirements of 0.01mm, whether it is processing equipment or technical masters, our requirements are relatively high, so the cost will be relatively high.
2. The size and difficulty of the prototype:
If the product structure is complex, the cost of rapid prototyping is much higher; if the overall size of the product is larger or the appearance is curved, the processing cost will also increase a lot.
3. Processing materials:
Plastic or aluminum alloy or stainless steel, different materials will have different prices.
4. Surface treatment requirements:
Post-processing such as injection molding, silk screen printing, electroplating, and laser engraving will increase manual processing costs.
How soon will I be able to receive my parts?
If you provide us with complete 2D and 3D CAD models, we can produce high-quality parts in as little as two weeks. More complex parts that require or other special features will take longer to complete. Request a quote to obtain more precise lead times for your project.
In terms of shipping, the majority of our shipments are sent via air freight, which can take several days from China to Europe or North America.