What are ProtoXYZ’s CNC machining capabilities?
ProtoXYZ offers CNC Milling and Turning of various metals, plastics, and plastic composites. CNC Machining can be used to create custom prototypes and end-use production parts. We offer 3 and 4 axis CNC Milling, CNC Turning, flexible production, and shipping options.
What is unique about the ProtoXYZ process?
ProtoXYZ offers flexible, affordable, and instant quoting options that allow engineers, designers, and creators to build faster. ProtoXYZ offers fast and accurate lead times and quality parts using the power of automation and machine learning to give our customers the parts they need.
What is the typical cost of a machined part at ProtoXYZ?
Machined parts typical range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the part size, complexity, material, post processing, and overall quantity. At ProtoXYZ we try to get our customers the most affordable options at an accelerated pace compared to our competitors and work with our customers to set them up for success.
How does the quoting process work?
Navigate to our Quotation Platform by clicking the "Instant Quote" button. Choose from one of our available manufacturing processes. Upload the CAD model of your part, we accept the following formats: .SLDPRT, .STEP, .STP, .PRT, .3DM, .F3D, .IPT, .X_T, & .X_B. Select the material, the finish, the tolerance/resolution, and the quantity and any associated drawing, and a price will auto refresh with every change. Once your order is placed you can track your order’s production status, reorder parts, and manage your order history in your customer dashboard.
What are ProtoXYZ’s stocked materials for machining?
We offer a wide range of materials for CNC Machining, including metals, plastics, and plastic composites.
What are ProtoXYZ’s machining capabilities? What size can my part be?
ProtoXYZ offers 3-4 axis CNC milling and Turning with a max build volume of 13" x 8" x 6" (330.2 x 203.2 x 152.4 mm). Our standard tolerance is +/- 0.05 mm (+/- 0.002") for metals and +/- 0.1 mm (+/- 0.004") for plastics, tighter tolerance available upon manual request. ProtoXYZ offer standard finishes as well as bead blast. Standard Lead times are 2-3 days.
Why should I have my part machined rather than 3D printed?
While 3d Printing is a new and emerging technology that we offer and advocate for. There are some parts that make more sense for CNC Machining. These are parts that require tighter dimensional accuracy and parts that need an excellent surface finish.