We have extensive experience in machining complex parts where precision is critical, and support iterative processes for prototyping new products for your company.
We work with an array of materials including engineering plastics, aluminum and steel alloys, exotic metals such as Inconel, Tungsten and titanium, among others.
We have built a highly vetted network of quick response vendors for anodizing, plating, and paint or powder coats to support your products.
We determine a tooling strategy and design based on the data and project requirements you give us. Since we make our own tooling, your parts can be produced in a fraction of the time at a reasonable cost. We create production quality parts in quantities that range from less than 5 to several thousand.
We also provide support in materials selection for prototyping and production as needed. We have extensive experience with RTV, LIM, and HCR materials and provide support in determining material type. KAD also has a proven record of success with thin walls, precision insert Molding, and complex over-molding.
When multiples of a plastic part (or parts) are required and a machining operation is cost prohibitive, the urethane casting process can often solve the problem. We can duplicate our machined or your supplied pattern.
We have large selection of materials with a variety of physical characteristics are readily available; whether it’s rigid or elastomer, part or mold; we have suppliers and processes to fulfill most project requirements. Secondary operations are supported by a fully equipped conventional machine shop.
HOW IT WORKS
In this field, expense and time matter the most. KAD utilizes its own high-end software to give instant machining feedback and pricing within hours after you send your product files. We will work with you personally to find a price that meets your budget. Operating our own factory certifies that every team member is proficient in the entire machining process. This allows KAD to physically inspect every manufacturing step to guarantee quality and commit to agreed deadlines.
*included but not limited to
- Complete System Assembly
- Tooling Assembly
- Hardware Integration
- STI, Fasteners & Dowel Pin
*included but not limited to
- Media Blasting
- Painting and Powder Coating
KAD offers quick turn prototyping as well as production services. We work with you to get a clear picture of your needs and to ensure that final production will meet them in a timely way. KAD excels at the technique of machining and values the experience more than the finished product. By focusing on the journey of a prototype, our team inspects and perfects the manufacturing of the product from the beginning to its completion.
"KAD Models is my go-to machine shop. Weather it is prototyping or production parts Brian has always come through with precision parts. He is a great person to help value engineer and come up with alternate solutions. KAD Models has helped my business succeed on many levels. I highly recommend this shop for any machining needs."
“Brian is my go-to machinist for quick turn prototypes and also complex parts. His pricing is very reasonable and his turn around time can't be beat. He's also good at working with designer to make the part less expensive/easier to make. I especially appreciate that I can give him a .stp file and a few notes instead of spending precious time on a detailed drawing. This makes a huge difference in the prototype world”
“KAD Models took a 10-year dream of mine and made it to reality... while other machine shops said that our design was too complex, or the job lot was too small, the team at KAD Models came up with an innovative solution and delivered my first article in days. Now onto the next project!”