Inside Our First Pay It Forward Prototype Machining Project: The Making of a Guitar Mold
You can’t take your product idea to market without it. Investors need to see it before they’ll financially back you. But not every small business owner or philanthropist has the time and money it takes to build it. What is it? A prototype model. KAD’s Pay It Forward Prototype Program (PIFPP) helps innovators bring
Is Tumbling the Right Finishing Process for Your Part?
At KAD, we’re proud to offer a wide range of finishing services, including sandblasting (also known as media blasting), small-part powder coating, hardware installation, and tumbling. We recently purchased two small tumblers—one for each of our West Coast and East Coast precision machine shops. Curious if tumbling is right for your prototype
The Power of Teamwork in Manufacturing
Hello, reader—Brian Kippen here, owner and founder of KAD, back with another installment of our new series, The Future of Manufacturing. This series spotlights problems we face in the manufacturing industry and what solutions KAD is testing. I hope this will be a collaborative process, and I would love to