Innovation takes shape through
rapid prototyping at John Prosock Machine, Inc.
Prior to beginning the CNC machining process,
machinists construct a prototype model, which
serves as the customer and machinist’s final
hands-on check for dimension, material, etc.,
before full-scale production is initiated. If
requested, these models are tested to make certain
that the best material has been chosen and the
right CNC machining operation has been implemented.
Our CNC machine shop in PA uses rapid prototyping
to ensure that all part specifications, which
are equally critical, have been met before we
fill your order.
Prototyping With Mastercam
John Prosock Machine’s rapid prototyping
uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided
manufacturing (CAM) technology to automatically
construct models. Simply submit a drawing, sketch,
or sample part and our machinists will produce
a detailed CAD model from which the prototype
will be constructed.
Once the model is constructed, 3D
CAD files are converted into a specific working
format, which represents a three-dimensional surface
as an assembly of pieces. Every file contains
the precise coordinates of the vertices and the
direction of each piece. Machinists at John Prosock
Machine balance accuracy and manageability to
fabricate a useful working file.
Next, each file is broken into thin
cross-sectional layers. At this stage, designers
can adjust the size, location, and orientation
of the model to exact customer specifications.
John Prosock Machine’s designers can import
3D CAD files, through CAM communication, which
interpolates the information into programming
for our CNC machines. Tools and machinery are
controlled, monitored, and adjusted through specialized
of John Prosock Machine, Inc.’s
• Performs fit and function tests of the
• Reduces machining production time
• Reduces manufacturers costs
Fit and function testing of prototypes
avoids potential errors. At an early stage in
production we are able to determine if a part
is not machined to the right tolerances or if
another material should be used. Testing verifies
that we have obtained optimal prototypes prior
to committing to erroneous tooling. With the right
prototype as a guide, full-scale production runs
smoothly and efficiently. Fast cycle times mean
less labor, resulting in a better price to customers.
At John Prosock Machine, Inc. we
take pride to providing customers with accurate
prototypes to speed up production and reduce costs.
Investing in CAD/CAM technology helps us produce
the best possible prototype for your application
to deliver your products to the market sooner.
As a leading CNC machine shop in PA, we are constantly
evaluating the latest software to make your vision