Tech Transfer – Rapid Prototyping Service

Get Functional Prototypes from Tech Transfer

 

The SEMA Rapid Prototyping service creates ABS plastic prototypes of your designs at a reduced members-only rate. Product validation can be accomplished sooner thanks to the ability to produce prototypes without the need of a casting mold or CNC programming.

  • Models are printed on Dimension 3D printers, the world’s leader in 3D printing
  • Test form, fit, and function with models built in tough ABS plastic
  • Models can be sanded, painted or chrome-plated for finished look
  • Fast turnaround time - a fraction of CNC prototyping

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible?

Any member of SEMA, regardless of membership category.

What are the costs involved?

We charge a rate of $12/in3 of material required to build the prototype model. There is also a shipping cost associated with each order. If the member has a UPS shipping account, we can bill the shipping cost to that account.

What are the Benefits:

  • Test form, fit and function with models built in tough ABSplus plastic. For more information on ABSplus material properties, click here.
  • Models can be sanded, painted or chrome-plated for a finished look
  • Fast turnaround time - a fraction of CNC prototyping
  • Models are printed on Dimension 3D printers, the world's leader in 3D printing. For more information on these printers, visit Dimension.

Is there a limit on the size of parts that can be made?

  • Yes. The build envelope of our machine limits us to 10"x10"x12". However, it is possible to produce larger parts if they are split into smaller pieces to be glued or cemented after production.

How do I get started?

  • E-mail techtransfer@sema.org with a STL file, or any other neutral CAD format, and they'll respond with a quote and ETA on getting your part produced and delivered.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

  • Long Nguyen or Gary Pis can both be contacted via techtransfer@sema.org and would be glad to answer any questions you have.

 

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