The model making process is a crucial step in product development. Translating your CAD or 2D control drawings into a workable, manufacturable model often requires a team of engineering specialists to think through every aspect of the process. We recruited the best model making talent available in order to service your model prototyping needs. The ASAP team of Model Makers are specialists in product development, prototypes and visual models. They can take your idea from a rough concept and quickly turn it into a “looks like/works like” functioning, mechanical prototype. Our highly skilled team is versed in a wide range of model making processes and techniques. Medical products, audio components, telecommunications, computers, robotics, full scale interior and exterior automotive prototypes… we’ve done it all. You can rest assured that the ASAP Model Making Team has the ability to bring any project to fruition. You are welcome to browse through the list of our Model Making services to the left of this page.
How much does it cost to make a model? This is not a simple question. Model costs vary depending on size, complexity, materials, etc. We need to get as much input from the Client as possible as to scale and intended use. Will it be a non-functional model (looks like), or is it intended to be assembled and used for engineering purposes (looks like, works like)? Drawings, sketches, mock-ups… anything that you have in the way of physical or verbal description will assist us in understanding what needs to be done and what the cost estimate will be.
Can you make the type of model I need? Show us what you need. If we can’t make it, we will let you know. We have made models of just about anything you can imagine. We are well versed in a multitude of processes, so the possibility of our being able to create what you need is very high.
What are some of the processes you are familiar with? Familiar processes are fabrication; machining; lathe work; vacuum forming; molding; casting; painting; FDM (ABS plastic model made from a CAD file); RIM (Reaction Injection Molding) for multiple run parts; and injection molding, to name a few.
What is the process? 1) We first need to get as much input from the Client as possible. See the “Model Making Questionnaire” below and the “Project Submission Form” under “Client Forms” on this website. 2) After a full analysis we then provide a quote and schedule. 3) Once the quote is approved and a deposit is received the project is scheduled for production. 4) Conferences with the Client are sometimes necessary to work out any interim details. 5) The model is completed to spec and delivered.