CNC PROTOTYPES 101
Once design is complete, the next step in the process is to begin creation of the CNC pattern or form. Also called a plug on occasion, the pattern is milled from pine, hardwood, or composite tooling board depending on the end use.
Prestige Tooling offers CNC routed patterns and plugs. For years we were proud to offer hand crafted patterns from wood and bondo, but technology marches on. These patterns are used for prototyping and as negatives in the process of making a production quality thermoforming mold. Large CNC patterns are our bread and butter. We utilize a Multi-Ax 5-axis CNC Router. We can produce single piece patterns up to 156"x168", and 69" tall - which is one of the largest capabilities in the nation.Depending upon the requirements, we utilize Pine, MDF, RenShape, etc. as the material to be milled. We work with your existing 2D or 3D models, digitize your existing plastic part or vacuum forming pattern, or design from the ground up based upon your ideas or napkin drawings. We're fast, accurate, and efficient. Send an RFQ today, or just give us a call.