Developing new commercial and industrial solutions often require the creation of an iterative stream of prototype parts in order to validate and improve the design. With no minimum order size, Firsthand supports product developers with one-off solutions in metal and plastic. When it comes time to produce low volumes of specialized products, we’re here to help with cost-effective solutions.


Common Parts

  • Watertight housings
  • Prototype gaskets
  • Fire resistant housings
  • Custom gears
  • Threaded tubes
  • Worm gears
  • Valve components
  • Electrical components
  • Brackets
  • Chassis
  • Fittings

Commercial Services

Machining: Low and high volume CNC of AL, steel, and other materials including plastics, brass, and copper with 3 and 5 axis machines and CNC Lathes

Sheet Metal: Laser cutting, CNC bending, punches and stamping, and welding of steel and AL assemblies

Post production & finishing: CMM quality control processing, tapping, mechanical inserts, painting, powder coating, and E-coating


Materials in Stock

  • Copper and brass
  • Silicone and PU
  • Stainless 303, 304, 316, 410, 416
  • Plastics including: GF and standard ABS, Delrin, Nylon, and PTFE
  • Steel 4130, 4140, A36, 4330, 01
  • Aluminum 6061, 7075, 5052, 2014, 2024
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