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Prototyping

Prototyping

Prototypes: “a first, typical or preliminary model of something, especially a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied”.

You have a design for a fine mechanical part but you’d like to know whether it would work in practice.

While not a primary service, the specialists at Bahrs are pleased to consider building a prototype for you. However, due to economic considerations, our prototyping is limited to those opportunities where we would be stamping the final parts in production quantities.

A standard part of the process of building a prototype is the joint investigation to discover whether the part can later be produced efficiently and effectively. It will also reveal whether the prototype will operate the way you visualized in practice. In short, building a prototype consists of more than just building a prototype.

Our talented and experienced engineers and designers can then ‘see’ the part and also ‘see’ how it should work, and most importantly, ‘see’ how to design it for manufacturability.

In doing this they go further than just building the prototype. They look beyond just the design and ‘see’ the part being manufactured and in end use so as to later build our own tooling in order to develop your design.

Precision is their passion.

That precision provides you with a vital advantage.

We invite you to experience for yourself what having Bahrs build a prototype can really mean for you.

Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)

  • For prototype pieces, production items, repair of damaged die sections, and inserting new features.
  • The VZ500L is a linear motor driven machine featuring a direct-drive, non-contact, vibration-free mechanism that offer unrivaled acceleration and positioning accuracy with no backlash, giving Bahrs Die & Stamping, the ability to wire edm with a sense of security knowing they will not lose any accuracy over the years. The positioning accuracy is monitored by glass scales, the most accurate form of position measurement available.

    The VZ500L wire threader, Super Jet Annealing High Speed AWT, is very reliable. The annealing function heats, stretches to a pointed end and cuts the wire ensuring higher success rates threading wire through a hole on a submerged workpiece or a small diameter hole. This time-saving feature allows Bahrs to meet very aggressive deadlines.

Water Jet Machining

Water jet cutting allows the creation of prototype parts without the cost of tooling. This offers our customers:

  • Parts performance assessment
  • Flexibility of necessary changes before committing to hard tooling
  • Production items using almost any material imaginable
  • Prototypes (one piece to thousand of pieces)
  • Titanium, Superalloys, Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics, Kevlar, Fiberglass, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Hardened Tool Steel, Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Wood, Glass, Bullet resistant glass, Granite, Porcelain tile, Concrete, Ceramics, Plastic, and Foam rubber, Soft Rubber, Fiber-reinforced rubber and very hard rubber.