Industrial Prototyping Services
Archer Engineering provides industrial prototyping and rapid prototyping services to client across the United States. Our machining capabilities consist of turning, threading, drilling, milling and welding and sizes ranging in 1/4" to 4" diameters. When custom-made parts are required, but quantities are not sufficient for regular production, or when a customer is trying to accomplish different design results, industrial prototyping services are used.
In order to test ideas, prototypes of parts will be made and used. To accomplish a desired prototype or enhance an existing product, some changes might be applied. The changes included changing lengths, thread pitches, size and material. A few examples of part changes include improving the life of a part by upgrading material and heat treating, limit loss due to corrosion by changing material, improve the parts capacity by increasing its size and increasing the rate of travel by changing thread pitch or changing the thread lead.
Whether the changes are major or minor rapidly producing the part will be done after prototypes have been tested and proven. Rapid prototyping will be accomplished by expediting every step of the processes of manufacturing. Since every customer requirement is different an exact time for every prototype project will vary. Factors such as availability of material, current workloads and needed outside sources will determine Rapid prototyping time.
Any material can be used when making a prototype. First, our team works with you to establish the part requirements and the intended application of the product. Important features to consider include strength, weight or corrosion resistance needed for the intended application.
|Carbon Steel Alloys||AISI 1018||High volume screw machine parts, shafts, spindles, pins, rods, and sprocket assemblies|
|Carbon Steel Alloys||AISI 1215||High volume screw machine parts|
|Carbon Steel Alloys||AISI 1117||Good for bending and most deforming|
|Medium Steel Alloys||AISI 1045||Used for gears, shafts, axles, bolts sand studs|
|Medium Steel Alloys||AISI 1144||All industrial applications requirement increased wear resistance and strength. Uses include gears, shafts, bolts, studs, and connecting rods|
|Alloy Steel||AISI 4140||Gear, shafts, spindles, fixtures, jigs and collars|
|Alloy Steel||AISI 4340||Gears and shafts for automotive industry and structural components and landing gear for the aircraft industry|
|Alloy Steel||AISI 8640||Aircraft parts, gears, screws, axles, and hand tools|
|Stainless Steel||302||Electronic, transportation, medical and aerospace components|
|Stainless Steel||303||Electronic, transportation, medical and aerospace components|
|Stainless Steel||304||Threaded fasteners, Spring, components for food processing equipment|
|Stainless Steel||316||Pings, screws, and fasteners|
|Heat Treatable Stainless Steel||410||Bolts, screws, nuts, and valves. Petrochemical and Oil and Gas industry|
|Heat Treatable Stainless Steel||416||Gears, bolts, nuts and studs|
|Heat Treatable Stainless Steel||17-4 PH||Gears, fasteners, springs, food processing machinery, chemical processing equipment, aircraft engine parts|
|High Temperature Stainless Steel||309||Furnace components|
|High Temperature Stainless Steel||347||Industrial fasteners|
|Aluminum||6061||Aerospace components, fittings, couplings, and valves|
|Brass||360||Screw machine parts, couplings, bushings, connectors, fittings, electronic components, switches, nuts, bolts, and valve components|
- LATHES CNC MAZAK QUICK TURN 8
- MAZAK QUICK TURN 15
- MAZAK QUICK TURN 20
- Lathes convention Warner and Swasey 3, 3A, 4 and 5
- Axelson Engine Lathe
- Landis threaders 1/4- 4 diameter
- Milling Machine CNC Mazak VQC 20 – 50
- Milling Machines conventional BRIDGEPORT, CINCINNATI, MILWAUKEE
At Archer Engineering our team specializes in prototyping a variety of products including bolts, nuts, studs, shaft, ping, brushings and more. Our team follows the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials), IFI (Industrial Fastener Institute), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and Mil-Std (military standards).