Rapid Prototyping

SPM - Rapid Prototyping - Rockwall (DFW) TXNeed to see a prototype of your part fast? Special Products & Mfg., Inc. has got you covered with our Rapid Prototyping capabilities. We can typically go from design to product in as little as one business week using our brilliant FasTrak system, where we measure lead-time in days not weeks!

General Rapid Prototyping Capabilities

  • Prototyping
  • Design Assistance
  • Design Enhancement/Optimization

Special Rapid Prototyping Capabilities

  • FasTrak system offers extremely fast lead-times.
  • FasTrak Sysem – Contact sales@spmfg.com for more info


Special Products utilizes an automated FTP recovery system, which notifies us every half hour of when files are dropped and who they are from. That way we always receive your file quickly, and can begin production on your prototype ASAP.

Operations Management

Prototypes are managed through the normal production facility, which is an indication on how well the Special Products shop is scheduled.

Inspection Capabilities

Quality Control department utilizes special equipment to thoroughly review products for quality before they are shipped to you, including but not limited to InspectVision, Romer Arm, Height Gauges, Calipers, Micrometers, and Precision Linear Scales.

Quality Assurance

In compliance with and certified to ISO 9001:2008

Data Exchange

  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • Solidworks 2007 and 2008
  • ProEngineer (Pro-E) Wildfire
  • DXF, IGES, STEP for direct importation into our CAD systems.
  • PDF, TIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, and EPS (for graphics)

Special Services

  • Laser Cutting
  • ESI-Early Supplier Involvement (Concept)
  • Concurrent Engineering (Design)

Critical Tolerance

  • Industry standard tolerances apply
  • Hole diameters +/-.005 unless otherwise specified
  • Hole to hole centers +/-.005
  • Flange dimensions +/-.010
  • Overall formed/welded dimensions +/-.030

Typical Annual Volumes

  • From a single prototype to 25 pieces.
  • FasTrak orders
  • All Credit Cards
  • P-Card Purchasing
  • Blanket Prototype
  • Contracts


  • Sheet Metal
  • Mild Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Plastic


  • FasTrak System
  • Lasers