Prototype Development in Raleigh/Durham NC

At Ideal Prototypes our Mission is to provide outstanding prototypes in a timely manner utilizing a powerful CAD/CAM software while delivering top quality products.

Our prototype shop specializes in R&D projects, prototypes and small quantity production runs. We have the ability to machine complex plastic or metal parts utilizing a full featured machine shop including several 3-axis machining centers.

  • Typical machining tolerances = +/- 0.002 ” (+/- 0.05mm)
  • Smallest diameter hole = 0.015″ (0.381mm) For most materials
  • Smallest radius inner curve detail = 0.0075″ (0.19mm) For most materials

We specialize in quick turn parts and turnaround time are typically 2 weeks or less depending on the project. We carry many types of plastics in stock including Acetal, Polycarbonate, Ultem, HDPE along with Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Steel.


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