In-House Prototyping Capabilities
3D printing is a manufacturing technique where a machine adds material layer-by-layer to build a part. At Kickr, we use 3D printers in a variety of applications. They can be used to directly print a plastic part, but we also use them to help create silicone molds for casting. We use FDM, SLA, and SLS printers to prototype parts with different properties depending on your needs. Contact us to speak to an engineer about our 3D printing services.
CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, milling is a common way to achieve precision parts at low volume by cutting them out of a larger piece of stock material using a computer-controlled rotary tool. At Kickr, we have multiple CNC mills that we use to cut high fidelity prototype parts out of aluminum, steel, wood, plastic, and many other materials. Contact us to learn more about our CNC machining services.
Molding - Silicone, Urethane, and Other Resins
Sometimes, prototype parts need to be made of materials that are not available for 3D printing or CNC machining, including rubbers and urethane. At Kickr, we can use 3D printed or CNC milled parts to create a silicone mold of the part, allowing us to re-fill the cavity with a material of your choice, like rubber or hard plastic. The mechanical performance properties of these parts can vary greatly from other prototyping methods, and the best part is they can be used multiple times! To learn more about our silicone molding services, contact us today.
Our electrical engineers are experts in hands-on assembly of the most complex electrical prototypes. At Kickr, we build functional breadboard prototypes for testing as well as hand-assemble PCBs at our shop in Atlanta. Our engineers work every day with high-tech sensors, wireless modules, cameras, batteries, and more to create prototypes for testing as well as the embedded firmware to control them. Contact us to learn more about our electrical prototyping services.
Prototyping and getting early feedback on software solutions is vital, and at Kickr Design, our software engineers are able to develop usable experiences quickly for testing as well as polished mock-ups and demos for a variety of different applications. Contact us to learn more about our software prototyping services.
Other Fabrication Techniques
Soft goods & textile prototyping
Wiring & electrical
Woodworking & Carpentry
Foam-core & Ergonomic modeling
Painting, coating, & finishing
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