Norbert Demarczyk, Head of Production
Having taken the manufacturing world by storm, rapid prototyping has become the go to method for building and testing upcoming products or upgrades at production facilities. The main factor in this shift toward operational dynamism is the high savings in time and production costs owing to the faster and more streamlined techniques of rapid prototyping. The challenge for manufacturers, however, is in making the right choices regarding the raw materials used in moulding a cast to superpose the multiple layers that complete a part. Another problem that these firms face is in producing a part with precision as compared to conventional machining, and these factor often hinder manufacturers from optimally using rapid prototyping.
Enter ACTech, a rapid prototyping materialization company that offers state-of-the-art rapid prototyping processes in combination with CNC pattern making and machining. ACTech’s expertise allows the company to provide its clients with extremely quick part production, and quality that is comparable to a finished module. Operational since 1995, ACTech utilizes innovative methods and technologies that are created in-house and have been setting the industry standard for rapid prototype production with a focus on quality and speed. Accurate part productivity in hypersonic delivery time is the top benefit that customers receive by partnering with ACTech.
Quality, Transparency, and Confidentiality
At ACTech, the number one priority is to offer its customers quality rapid prototyping in accordance with all the regulatory laws. For this purpose, the rapid prototyping company deploys a quality management system that has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001 standards and issued by the official governing authority. ACTech consistently monitors all of its procedures, and in the case of an anomaly in the production operations, it not only finds the solution but also ensures reliable quality during manufacturing operations constantly. The quality policy involves every department to play a role in production efficiency and to collectively bear the responsibility of meeting quality goals.
A top criterion to meet during part production is keeping the design of a product secret from other competitors that may have similar devices in the pipeline. ACTech protects clients’ most confidential information and does not permit site visitations during production operations or even for individual stages of production, affirming clients’ design information are held in top secrecy, and builds are run behind closed doors. For clients that wish to see a demonstration of a prototype they have commissioned, the doors are opened for a private meeting to showcase the progress of the production stages. Clients are also educated on the advantages of rapid prototyping allowing for a more transparent operational workflow during a project.
Ultra-Swift Part Production
To build superior quality and accurate casting molds, ACTech runs a series of discussions with clients to understand the timeframe for product delivery, raw materials, quality test to be run, and most importantly, the CNC machining information. As every process from casting to CNC machining are run at ACTech, it allows for the quicker delivery of a finished part than any other operational workflow.
The rapid prototyping materialization specialist ‘all in’ concept is the basis for its ability to control all production processes and realize extremely fast cycle times
The rapid prototyping materialization specialist’s ‘all in’ concept is the basis for its ability to control all production processes and realize extremely fast cycle times.
With a highly commendable staff force that works meticulously, ACTech provides its clients perfectly organized consultancy, preparation, production and quality assurance services during a prototype manufacturing project. The rapid prototyping specialist offers casting in all standard metals and alloys and have long standing partnerships with multiple CNC centers to allow for fast finishing. Constant investment in rapid prototyping know-how and technology enables ACTech to explore all the possibilities to manufacture a prototype without experimentation, and to remain error-free during the entire project. ACTech’s track record of successfully completing a wide range of projects over the last two decades is another reason manufacturers continue to revisit and continue operations with vigor.
Every prototype design is varied dimensionally, presenting its own set of challenges, and ACTech’s all-in approach allows for them to overcome these issues with ease. Over the course of its journey in the rapid prototyping realm, ACTech has worked alongside manufacturing companies both large and small with the same demeanor. Every part in ACTech’s manufacturing cadre is special, and by continually monitoring all prototyping operational processes the specialist ensures that quality standards are met just as they would be for batch production. Not only does ACTech produce the components for its clients, it also records all measurable design values and manufacturing procedures. As a result, clients are well-prepared to plan and execute future batch production of a prototype part.
A healthy workforce is a proactive and efficient workforce, and ACTech is committed first and foremost to the welfare of their employees during the challenging COVID era. At the same time, the rapid prototyping company also understands the needs of its clients and has taken rapid action to ensure that all production operations are performed with adherence to lockdown norms. Ever reliable, ACTech is equipped to handle its current and new orders, and assure its clients of covering their bottleneck issues, including supply chain.
To further enhance process reliability and operate with the highest standards of commitment to its clients’ confidentiality during production, ACTech also provides a local, stand-alone data server. Clients can share and download relevant part production information conveniently and securely through the data exchange tool for authorized users with just a few clicks and from their devices.
Constantly investing in rapid prototyping technology, ACTech recently added a new ExOne S-Max Pro phenolic resin printer to its capacity. The latest addition to ACTech’s range of equipment will contribute largely to the company’s ‘all-in’ motto and ensure that their faster and qualitative standards are also improved. With assembly work completed on the printer, ACTech is ready to take on its next line of production projects and is gearing itself to venture into newer operational markets. With an excess of 1,000 clients utilizing its services globally, ACTech is the go-to rapid prototyping specialist for those manufacturers that seek to reduce development time and lower costs compared to using legacy methods for part production.