Rapid Prototyping & Parts Manufacturing for

Automotive Industry

Custom automotive prototyping and parts manufacturing services for automotive product development. Streamlined manufacturing processes, competitive prices, and on-demand production.
  • Tolerances down to ±0.0004″ (0.01mm)
  • Global delivery as fast as 10 days
Our low-volume manufacturing services is the ideal manufacturing solution for on demand automotive parts.

Custom Prototypes and Parts for Automotive Companies

In the automotive industry, the failure of any component can lead to catastrophic consequences. Therefore, any new part or product must be thoroughly tested and evaluated to determine whether its performance meets the requirements for placing on the market. For these operations, manufacturing automotive prototype parts is ideal.

We have extensive experience in prototyping and manufacturing automotive components, including serving leading automotive companies such as BMW, Bentley Motors, Lamborghini and Land Rover. We use rapid prototyping to produce high-performance physical prototypes designed and manufactured to help you complete test data, validate designs, or produce small batches.

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Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

We focus on prototyping and production of industry-standard automotive parts. Our combination of manufacturing and engineering expertise and advanced technology ensures we deliver high-quality parts regardless of complexity. We also guarantee parts that stand the test of time while ensuring you reach your production goals and accelerate your automotive product development.

In the automotive industry, there is constant pressure to achieve higher performance standards, including those regarding fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, connectivity, and security. By employing rapid prototyping techniques, manufacturers experience the following advantages:

Shorter production times and lower production costs.

One of the main benefits of rapid prototyping is how fast it is at bringing a product from initial concept to reality. Multiple product designs can be designed, tested, and evaluated in a shorter time period. Once a design is finalized, it can then proceed to production without the risk of needing costly modifications in the future.

Easier product innovation

Rapid prototyping enables industry professionals to create functional models of a new part design quickly. Compared to conventional manufacturing methods, which carry more extensive design constraints, it also allows for greater customization of products to meet unique specifications.

Greater supply chain transformation

Rapid prototyping changes how parts enter the supply chain. By using it to meet fluctuating market demand, industry professionals can reduce material utilization and waste generation, lower inventory costs, and support low to medium production runs.

Safer, cleaner, and lighter part designs

Rapid prototyping allows manufacturers to design and develop safer, cleaner, and lighter parts. As the process comes with shorter design-to-delivery times than alternative methods, they can compare more designs before deciding on which is most effective and efficient.

Automotive Applications

We improve the production rate of a wide range of automotive components. Common automotive applications we undertake include.

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  • Lighting features and lenses
  • Aftermarket parts
  • Fixtures
  • Housing and enclosures
  • Armatures
  • Assembly line components
  • Support for vehicular consumer electronics
  • Plastic dash components
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Precision Auto Parts Produced Through Rapid Prototyping

We are capable of prototyping interior, exterior, and functional parts at our facilities.

Prototyping
Prototypes signal the early stage of automotive product development. At this stage, you test your designs, make design changes where necessary, and choose the right material for your automotive part. Prototyping At RapidDirect, we use your design files and product requirements for automotive prototyping to create a working prototype for you. Depending on your design needs, we will develop parts identical in appearance and functionality to the final product. Our aim here is to allow you to examine and test the part to ensure it meets your specification. We also guarantee a fast turnaround on prototypes.
  • Apply changes quickly and at a low cost to materials and designs
  • Prototypes with complex geometries are also detailed
  • The models created are identical to the final product
The functional parts that we can prototype include air components, engine covers, and air filter housings. Functional part prototypes are primarily tested to ascertain how well they perform within the vehicle. For example, the air components, engine covers, and air filter housings can be prototyped and tested to see how they function in the high-temperature environment generated by the engine.
We produce prototypes for many interior vehicle parts, such as the steering wheel, dashboard, or console. By utilizing rapid prototyping, interior parts can be tested for various aspects. For example, steering wheels can be evaluated for their grip, dashboards can be verified for color, and consoles can be assessed for the amount of wear they show after use. The results gathered from these tests can provide insight into whether a design needs alteration.
The functional parts that we can prototype include air components, engine covers, and air filter housings. Functional part prototypes are primarily tested to ascertain how well they perform within the vehicle. For example, the air components, engine covers, and air filter housings can be prototyped and tested to see how they function in the high-temperature environment generated by the engine.

Trusted by Fortune 500 Companies

  • Automobile OEMs
  • Automotive Part Companies
  • Satellite manufacturers and operators
  • Commercial aviation companies
  • Space launch operators
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle and drone delivery systems
  • Aircraft maintenance and overhaul services

Automotive Manufacturing Capabilities

We offer the highest quality services for spare parts at all stages of the automotive value chain, from prototyping to series production. We guarantee you high-quality car parts fit for road driving. In addition, our quality control process ensures that you get parts that meet your quality requirements at a low cost.

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Right Materials for Automotive Product Development

Product requirement determines the right material. However, not to worry, we have a long list of production-grade materials, both metals and composite materials, perfect for the automotive industry. Below are some of these materials.

Post-Processing For Automotive Parts & Accessories

Get high-quality surface finishing for your automotive parts to improve functionality and product aesthetics. Various surface finishes can help improve product resistance to corrosion and wear and tear.
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metal Anodizing Anodizing Anodizing improves corrosion resistance, enhancing wear resistance and hardness, and protecting the metal surface. Widely used in mechanical parts, aircraft, and automobile parts, precision instruments, etc. Aluminum Clear, black, grey, red, blue, gold. Smooth, matte finish Learn More>>
Powder Coating sufrace Powder Coating Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel Black, any RAL code or Pantone number Gloss or semi-gloss
Surface treatment Electroplating Electroplating Electroplating can be functional, decorative or corrosion-related. Many industries use the process, including the automotive sector, in which chrome-plating of steel automobile parts is common. Aluminum, steel, stainless steel n/a Smooth, glossy finish
metal Passivation Passivation Passivation helps reduce corrosion, oxidation, and mild chemical attack on stainless steel. It also helps improve the aesthetics of this metal. Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium Yellow, clear blue, green, black Smooth, matte, semi-gloss n/a
surface finishing Polishing Polishing Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. The process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but in some materials is able to reduce diffuse reflection. Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel n/a Glossy
Metal bead blasting Bead blasting Bead blasting leaves materials looking smoother, shinier, and cleaner. It has been used on a wider range of materials, including metals, plastic, rubber, and glass. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Thermoplastics Gray, black Smooth, matte
Metal-Brushing Heat Treatment Heat treatment makes part welding easier and improves the material’s mechanical properties, strength, and flexibility. It also improves brittleness and wear resistance. Titanium, Aluminum, Stainless Steel Faint yellow, brown, straw Smooth, matte

Explore More Industries We Support

Years of serving various clients gave us the experience and knowledge needed to support numerous industries. Click on the link below to know more.
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Medical Devices

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