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Prototyping Services and Design Assistance

Rayco of Schenectady provides prototyping services and design assistance that help you get products to market faster. From proof-of-concept prototypes to high-fidelity models, we have the in-house capabilities to turn your ideas into reality and advance your projects – from custom part manufacturing to fabrication and assembly.

Metal Prototypes and Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

In addition to proving your design, it’s important to discover all of the details that affect the cost of your product, including material and assembly. We take a 360 degree approach to prototype manufacturing, which results in cost effective products that are efficient to produce.

The 4 Stages of Prototyping

Rayco uses multi-axis CNC machiningabrasive water jet cutting, and metal finishing to create prototype parts quickly and efficiently. We offer basic proof-of-concept modeling or pre-production prototype creation that looks and works like a final product. 

Type Purpose
Evaluate scale and form.
Demonstrate some level of functionality
Appearance (Looks-Like)
Visualize the product’s final appearance
Functionality (Works-Like)
Validate the product’s form, fit and function
Pre-Production (Looks-Like and Works-Like)
Validate the product’s final appearance and utility

Metal Prototyping with CNC Prototype Machining

CNC machining is ideal for parts with tight tolerances and complex geometries. Creating highly-precise prototypes with CNC supports the transition to bridge production and, eventually, full production.

With CNC prototype machining, you can use the same materials for both prototyping and production – which provides the same strength, mechanical stability and tolerances required for demanding applications in the power generation, aerospace, defense or medical industries.