Plastics Machining Prototyping: The Importance of Finding a Reliable Partner for Your Prototype to Production Run

One of the most important things to understand about the plastics machining prototype process is that you’re really dealing with a situation where nothing is written in stone quite yet. You know what your long-term goals are for your parts, but you may not necessarily know how to get to that point quite yet. It’s going to take a significant amount of experimentation and testing, especially in terms of factors like form, fit and even function. Some degree of engineering (or even reverse engineering) is going to be required. It’s a tremendous amount of effort to take on by yourself, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re working with the right CNC prototype partner to begin with.

Nobody is saying that you can’t complete your prototype to production run entirely in-house with your own equipment and your own people, because you absolutely can. It’s just that the right partner can significantly cut down on the amount of uncertainty of the situation, creating a much more cost effective experience that allows you to arrive at the same destination in a fraction of the time you could probably meet on your own.

Why a Plastics Machining Prototype Partner Matters

The right plastics machining prototype partner will also be able to offer access to equipment and capabilities that you probably don’t have within your own business. At JMJ Profile, for example, we offer CNC plastic sheet routing with a specialization in G-10 and phenolic machining and we’ve been providing our comprehensive blend of services to clients like you for many years. We utilize six high speed multi-spindle routers that allows us to produce the highest quality parts, all while maintaining even the tightest tolerances for prototype to production runs in many materials.

In terms of quality control, you also get not only our state-of-the-art optical measuring system to make sure that the quality is always where it needs to be, but in-process controls including 100% inspection of the first part and you get certificates of compliance on all materials, too. This level of service – backed by these additional quality control efforts – generate the type of peace-of-mind that you simply won’t be able to match on your own.

Because a quality partner like JMJ Profile has access to both equipment and engineers that are totally dedicated to prototyping projects, fast turnaround times are also a virtual guarantee. We have people who will evaluate the design of the prototype in question, the materials to be used, the tolerances and more – all so that we can offer you only the best manufacturing practices for your new concept or to unlock opportunities for improvement in existing ones.

But really, the most important benefit of all is the fact that you’re getting access to a team of people with decades of combined experience in the type of job you now have in front of you. By this point, we’ve seen it all and we’ve worked within the rigid requirements of just about every industry you can think of. We can help you mitigate risk and avoid a lot of the mistakes that people commonly make, all so that you can get the parts you need as quickly as possible to get your own products out to the market as fast as you can.

If many of the above qualities are important to you – and if you feel like you’re lacking them in your own enterprise – it’s likely time to call in the help of experts like those as JMJ. Regardless of what it is you’re trying to accomplish or what your timetables are, we’ll proudly stand by your side every step of the way – exactly as it should be.

So if you have any additional questions about why it’s so important to find the right plastics machining partner for your next prototype to production run, or if you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss in a bit more detail, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact JMJ Profile today.

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