http://www.firstcut.com/ just tried this guys out (well the EU site) on Friday and very impressed. They are certainly allot cheaper than my current range of CNC contractors…and super quick 1 day turnaround for a 1 off. Anyone else every used protomold?
No, but I’d like to come up with an excuse to try them…
We’ve used the Protomold injection moulding service and found them to be extremely good.
We’ve also had a few quotes for their CNC service but have yet to use them. We tend to use SLS for one off functional part validation as it is a lot cheaper. - the killer for CNC of large parts is the machining time which bumps up the costs conciderably.
We will certainly investigate the CNC service when we need functional and aesthetic prototypes.