DJI-Innovations is an superior UAV(unmanned aerial vehicles) developer and manufacturer, in order to develop a new UAV, they fortunately found Tuowei thru Internet to make a few prototypes so that they could check if there was any defect from their design. Our engineers needed to take good care and pay highly attention of this UAV project as the high accurancy and best surface finishing has been requested by this speical client.
How to make an UAV prototype
The UAV prototype was made of ABS by using CNC machining. First, we need to do CNC process to cut off the spare parts of the raw material of ABS to obtained the rudiment of prototype.
Secondly, we must do polishing to the prototype as there were some burrs or tool marks left on the prototype after CNC Machining, so, we need to use sandpaper to deburr and make the surface more smoothly.
The next process is painting, we need to use painting gun to spray the surface of UAV prototype by the required color, which according to Pantone color requested by our client.
Finally, we must do assemble to all the components to do the UAV curing, then completed prototype was ready as shown as follow.
Once need a prototype for your new product and then you upload your 3D /CAD model to our website, the software calculates the price to produce your design in various materials and then generates an “as-milled view” of your part. An interactive quote is provided that allows you to evaluate the choice of different materials and different quantities, as well as a 3D view of how your machined part will compare to your original model with any differences highlighted. See a TWQuote preview. Thank you for the opportunity to quote your parts. We look forward to working with you on this project. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
The best way to find out is to submit a 3D CAD model and get a TW Quote interactive quote. Because we use proprietary software and automated fixturing processes, there are no up front non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs. This makes purchasing quantities as low as 1 to 200 parts cost effective. Prices compared to 3D printing are comparable to somewhat higher, but machining offers improved material properties and surfaces. In Tuowei, our quotation process is standardized. Our project team will give you the quotation immediately after we get the detailed information of customers' requirements. In other words, we can offer you a fast, professional and preferential price. Our prices will be based on the raw material/machining time/ surface finish/and structure/size and so on. Please look at the sample we did for your reference. Take this robot for example, the value of this robot is about USD 3000 /one sets and this surface finish is painting normal black color and then paint UV in outside surface.This is made by PMMA and ABS material, it is very strong and good ability material. It is suitable for medical and robot’s product. If you have any needs for this types products, please feel free to contact us and also can contact us though our website at TUOWEI. Looking forward to our cooperation!
Every prototype parts manufacturing company has its most advantage of rapid prototyping services and technologies. It is important that you should choose the most suitable companies for your rapid prototyping project. Here we will introduce Tuowei rapid prototyping services for your reference.The rapid prototyping services are included in Tuowei1.CNC Machining ServiceAs the most traditional way of rapid prototyping, CNC machining is still used for many plastic/metal products. CNC (3 axis, 4 axis, 5 axis) can meet the design verification demands of customers. It has high precision, strong structure, and wide material. Its cost is middle in the rapid manufacturing process.2.3D Printing Service3D printing is the newest and most potential technology for rapid prototyping.It brings a revolution to the machining industry. Until now, Mostly used technology is SLA and SLS. Besides, there are FDM and others.3. PU Vacuum Casting ServiceThis is used for plastic parts from quantity 10 to quantity 500 normally(less than 1K）. The Master is first used and then Urethane is into the silicon mold, the final product comes out. Silicon mold can be often used to produce 10–15 products.4.Sheet Metal ServiceIt is a way of metal machining. The final product is often like a thick board.5. Rapid Tooling ServiceWhen the quantity of product mass production is less than 3000, it will cost a lot if you do a normal mold( more than 10K mold life). Rapid Tooling is a very good choice. Rapid Tool’s mold life is less than 5K and has a good capacity in mold life and cost6. Injection Molding ServiceWhen your product requirement is more than 5K, Injection Molding should be a good choice. When you finish mold design, it can produce a product for you to sell on the market.Besides rapid tooling and injection mold, die casting,2K shoot, Insert mold, etc molding technology also be used for mass production.If you still have rapid prototyping or low volume production inquiry, feel free to discuss with me on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CNC turning is a rapid prototyping manufacturing process in which bars of material are held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. A turret, with tooling attached, is programmed to move to the bar of raw material and remove material to create the programmed result. This is also called “subtraction machining” since it involves material removal. If the CNC turning center has both tuning and milling capabilities, such as the one above, the rotation can be stopped to allow for milling out of other shapes. During the CNC turning process, a metal rod is rotated while a cutting tool is held against the stock to remove material and create final parts. The lathe rapidly machines your parts in a subtractive turning process with additional live tooling. Outside diameter (OD) and inside diameter (ID) threading is also available. Turned parts can then be left as-machined, with visible tool marks, or bead blasted. When the run is complete, parts are inspected, boxed, and shipped shortly thereafter. The mainly using machine when doing CNC turning is the CNC lathe machine. CNC lathe machines are commonly retrofitted with CNC technology. A CNC lathe machine spins the work-piece in a spindle because of this these machines are perfect for making the parts that have symmetry around some axis. Lathe machines have the least ability to drive the cutting tool under G-code. CNC lathes have replaced the traditional production lathes such as multispindle due to its technological advancement. CNC lathe machines are used in many industries like electronics, automotive, aerospace, firearm manufacturing, etc.Types of CNC Lathe MachinesAs the typical CNC turning machine, lathes can be classified as different standards.– Based on the number of axes:1)2-axis CNC Lathe: can perform outer/inner diameter machining, facing, drilling, and tapping.2)3-axis CNC Lathe: X and Z axis, C axis and live tool system, allowed to perform milling, boring, etc.3)4-axis CNC Lathe: add Y-axis based on 3-axis machine, for off-center machining operation and complex part4)5-axis CNC Lathe: add a second turret, allows two tools to work at the same time CNC lathes or turning centers have tooling mounted on a turret which is computer-controlled. The more tools that the turret can hold, the more options are available for complexities on the part. Some CNC turning centers have one spindle, allowing work to be done all from one side, while other turning centers, such as the one shown above, have two spindles, a main and sub-spindle. A part can be partially machined on the main spindle, moved to the sub-spindle, and have additional work done to the other side of this configuration. There are many different kinds of CNC turning centers with various types of tooling options, spindle options, outer diameter limitations as well as power and speed capabilities that affect the types of parts that can be economically made on it. However, as there various pros and cons of using a CNC lathe, we focus on trying to mitigate the latter while emphasizing the other. CNC Lathe/CNC Turning Advantages and DisadvantagesPros - Fast and Easy: CNC turning ensures a fast, easy, and reliable operation of the machine with no physical labor but a command required.Accuracy and Smoothness: CNC turning parts are tested and refined so as to give the best quality service lacking nothing in accuracy and smoothness.Efficiency: A press of a button is all that required for delivering a task or various others of the same type, simultaneously.Low Cost: CNC turning parts are efficient and low cost oriented as a result of less involvement of labour.No operator required during the operation process.Easy Upgrade: Only a software update is required to upgrade the machineCons - Expensive Machine: Though CNC lathes are usually expensive, we try to ensure ours is cost-efficient and affordable at a lower price than others.Periodical Maintenance Cost: CNC turning parts are produced by expert and skillful professionals using the best quality raw materials and tools for ensuring durability and versatility.New Programming: Though there is a need for separate command for a separate task, The need for new programming and command for separate tasks are facilitated in an easy manner.Need for Skilled Operator: CNC turning parts are programmed and made in an easy to use manner which only needs a person with thorough computer knowledge and skill to operate. Tuowei CNC turning process produces custom rapid prototypes and end-use production parts in as fast as 1 day. We use a CNC lathe with live tooling so features like axial and radial holes, flats, grooves, and slots can be machined. Tuowei prototype’ CNC machining service can deliver machined parts, in both plastic and metal, in less time than it takes to get a quote from other, more traditional machine shops. Upload a CAD file, choose the material and part quantity, and tell us when you need the parts.Any needs, please let me know and contact us, we will provide fast and reasonable prices for you. Our email is: email@example.com