FTI’s prototyping service is unmatched in the industry. No other company offers consistent turn-around on first article, prototype or concept build products.
The service is simple and carries no special charges. As long as the component is a straight forward design, built with stocked raw materials, the part will be completed and shipped 5 days after receipt of drawing approval.
Since the service was created in 1985, 94% of all prototype orders have been shipped to the customer within the 5 day timeframe. A majority of those component orders not meeting the 5 day timeframe required third party vendor support (anodizing, irriditing, chrome plating, passivating, EDM, etc.). Virtually all prototype designs are completed within 10 working days after drawing approval.
As a cornerstone of its Customer Service program, FTI does not add surcharges, fees, or premiums for the service, as long as the potential exists for serial production.
FTI also offers expedited rush service for one-offs and short run parts. Lead time and costs vary with current production capacity and part complexity. Fax us a drawing or sketch with pertinent details, or contact us for more information.