Why does a CNC Machining prototype cost so much?
“Why does a CNC Machining prototype cost so much” whether you always encountered similar the complaints from customer. “why does one part production cost is: US$50 each piece, but the prototype cost is : US$400 or more. In fact, making a prototype is more complex than most people would assume.
Suppose you have an good idea for a new part. You want to brought it into the real life, and have the detailed drawings and structure information for the parts. But you don’t want to make much more copies, just one piece to test its functions and structures, of course you also need to consider below three points before production:
- Whether the material and finishing is accepted?
- Whether it can attract potential investor and sponsor’ attention
- Whether it can get you more benefits
Even if your goals are simples, But when you’re looking for some manufacturers by Google, Alibaba or other platforms. You might be ignored or not responds. “Why not any responds” you might guess. Just because they’re not able to produce them or not want to do business with you and your company. In fact, making a prototype cost is higher than you thought.
Making a cnc prototype time and steps.
- Firstly, the machining factories need to order the raw material, it will take half of day or a day.
- Then, it need to be re-programmed with a new model on CNC and check CAM codes. It will take one hour or more.
- Choosing suitable the tooling is must before production
- The production time and finishing time, it will take one hour.
- Inspecting, packaging and taking a pictures, it will take one hour
As above the whole process, it will take one-two day at least.
In addition to this, the machining factories will need to set aside one machine and a technical from production line.
This is unthinkable to one machining factories, even if this part might machining time is shorten on CNC. But the machine reset and the production line disruptions are very costly to one machining manufacturer.
Meanwhile, cnc machining prototype has a certain risk. Since it is likely to be successful, also may be failure. If success, you’re very glad to do batch production and get more profits from it. If not, you might stop production. To this, it will be not worth for a busy machining supplier.
As one professional CNC machining manufacturer, Creatingway has invested various volume production, from the prototype, low volume to batch volume. Pls do not hesitate to let us know if you’re looking for one good manufacturer that can produce high quality, reasonable price and effective delivery time.
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