Prototyping Services

Service Detail from Budnick Converting, Inc.

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Engineering and developing new products is never easy, and many times your original part design is not the optimal solution. To assist your efforts in developing new parts, quickly getting them to market, and saving money, your Budnick team offers extensive prototyping services to ensure your pre-production engineering concept is perfect.

Budnick has invested in many computer numerically controlled (CNC) converting devices and machines that allow us to accept your drawings in many formats and run your initial prototypes before having to pay for permanent hard tooling. Budnick also can reverse engineer drawings and new parts from existing provided samples. These capabilities allow you to perfect the product based on prototypes, so you never have to live with less than the optimal solution, or pay for extra tools.

For production parts, we like to visit your facility or utilize technology to get a clear idea of what your Engineering and Operations Teams are trying to accomplish. This understanding is critical as some parts must be put on from left to right only, or applied from top to bottom. Certain die cuts can be used on both sides of the part, and some parts have a left and a right specific side. Some parts have to be on rolls, and some should be on sheets to maximize operator efficiency. By working on the assembly line, we can pinpoint a host of details that might affect whether the part ends up as a success or reject.

We understand that every little bit counts when it comes to the speed of the operator. We have laid out parts on a roll so that the operator can pick it up and apply it without changing hands or turning the part. Even scoring the liner so that it comes off with the left hand where the garbage can is kept, saves a step or two. Most production quotas are high and time is short. We try to accommodate every single step of the process, and our customers appreciate it immensely.

On many occasions, the Budnick team has completed the entire project cycle in as little as one week! The cycle includes receiving ideas, creating drawings, custom designing converting equipment, running prototypes, developing quality control processes, and initiating full-scale production.