Services

Offering a comprehensive suite of services, and even a few you might not expect.

Our integrated team provide turnkey prototyping and production services, including: machining, metal fabrication, casting, injection molding, and much more. With quality finishing options we make it easy to get the parts you need without casing down multiple vendors.

Common Services

  • Machining – With over a hundred 3 and 5­axis CNCs along with lathes, wire cut, and EDM machines we can create precisions parts from a wide variety of materials, such as: aluminum, stainless steel, brass, magnesium, copper, ABS, Delrin, Nylon, PC, and PMMA.
  • Sheet Metal Forming (cut and bent) – Our full line of sheet metal prototype and production capabilities include: large format laser cutter, turret punch press, CNC bending, riveting, tapping, and welding. We also stock a variety of AL and steel sheet and offer numerous finishing options.
  • Stamping – Hydraulic and mechanical presses ranging from 45T to 250T allow us to draw with or without custom tools depending on design.
  • 3D Printing – With various bed sizes available and a variety of colors and material from rubber to rigid, our SLA and SLS printers can handle just about any job.
  • Rapid Tooling – We are able to create high­quality and cost­effective rapid tools with short lead times. Firsthand Fab has made and shipped precision molds as large as car bumpers.
  • Injection Molding – Quick turnarounds, high quality, and no minimum order size.
  • Vacuum Casting – Whether you’re looking for single, multi­cavity, or overmolded part, Firsthand Fab is able to create highly detailed molds in rigid ABS­like or soft rubber material options.
  • Appearance Models – Expertly crafted appearance models that show off the designer’s vision.

Finishing Services

With a wide variety of finishing services offered in­-house, Firsthand Fab is able to really serve as a one­stop shop on just about any job. No matter the color of the coating, the experts here at Firsthand Fab are able to help you get the perfect finish on your project.

Overview

  • Color Matching – Looking to use a specific color or metallic finish? Send us a sample and using Pantone or R.A.L (European standard) we are able to get it right the first time.
  • Samples – Not sure exactly what finish you’re looking for? Firsthand Fab has samples available by request.
  • Texture – Want your prototype parts to feel like the real thing? Whether casting or machining our finishing team can make your part look and feel like a production part with mock mold textures and soft touch applications.
  • Rubber / Elastomer – Need some flexibility? Firsthand Fab has the ability to mold almost any durometer you specify.

Select Services

  • Anodizing
  • Painting
  • E­coating
  • Chrome plating
  • Passivation
  • Zinc­plating
  • Black oxide
  • Polishing
  • Media blasting
  • Powdercoating
  • UV Coating
  • Electro plating (Chrome­ing and others)
  • E­Coating
  • Vapor polishing
  • Vapor deposition (PVD)
  • Silkscreening
  • Pad printing
  • Laser etching