How to Choose the Right China Prototype Manufacturing Company

Nowadays, large and small CNC machining and rapid prototyping companies in China are spread all over the country. With the rapid development of the Internet, CNC China prototype manufacturing not only provides services for the local market but also provides prototyping services to the world.


This article will tell you how to choose the right China prototype manufacturing Company.


Why Choose China Prototype Manufacturing

The first thing to consider is that if small and medium-sized enterprises produce and process by themselves, they will inevitably incur a lot of costs.

1. Equipment investment in CNC machines, which must be a huge expenditure, and small and medium-sized enterprises must not be able to support it.

2. It is very difficult to train a skilled engineer, but the premise is that your company can train an engineer.

3. Training an engineer takes a lot of time, so it is very difficult to train a skilled engineer.

4. Or choose to hire experienced and skilled engineers, then your idea is too simple. If only one engineer is equipped, the number of personnel is still insufficient. You also need to be equipped with a procurement team for purchasing materials and a testing team. At the same time, you need to invest a lot of money in testing equipment again, which is unsuitable for a small company.

5. When the equipment is put into operation, sufficient orders are needed to make it run. Otherwise, equipment and people will be idle for a long time, which is not conducive to the normal operation of the factory.

It can be seen that it is very necessary to find a reliable CNC China prototype manufacturing Company.


How to Distinguish if it is a Capable China Prototype Manufacturing

China has been one of the largest exporters in the world for many years, and it has established extensive trade relationships with countries around the world. And In the past In recent years, the CNC processing industry is very hot. Factories of China prototype manufacturing are gradually increasing, and more and more companies in China are investing in the prototype manufacturing industry. To better serve customers and meet customer needs, China has increased a large number of prototype service providers. That’s why, the company of China prototype manufacturing has become the world’s preferred OEM service provider.

China’s concentrated processing is mainly in the Pearl River Delta region such as Zhongshan, Shenzhen, and Dongguan; the Yangtze River Delta region is Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and other places.

A qualified China prototype manufacturing company needs to be equipped with the following conditions:

Effective Communication

Have an experienced foreign trade team.

Must-Have sufficient English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Will use a variety of communication tools, such as LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Complete Supply Chain of Materials

Material suppliers must meet more than three requirements. such as plastic materials suppliers, metal materials suppliers, raw materials suppliers, and special materials suppliers. And the suppliers are all in the province, and the goods are delivered to the home within one day. The material supplier must provide proof that the material is identified.


A qualified factory is equipped with at least 10 employees, 2 engineers, 1 quality inspector, and other personnel.


Eligible plants must have offices and processing workshops, and companies with offices and production sites are more reliable.



There must be a business license, which proves that the factory is a company that complies with state regulations and operates normally. It is one of the methods to check whether it is a shell company.

Companies must pass ISO9001 certification.

On behalf of the factory, the product quality is qualified and has been certified internationally. Certified companies are more reliable

Production Capacity

China prototype manufacturing companies with the capacity to produce in large quantities and meet the production capacity of low-volume manufacturing are more flexible. It must meet 5-axis processing capabilities and meet customer custom requirements for complex parts.

 Industry Capability

It can meet the customization needs of various industries, not only the service of a single industry.

Must have experience in serving foreign customers, such as European and American countries, and Middle East countries. It is also proof of the strength of the China prototype manufacturing company.


The website is a platform to show the strength of the China prototype manufacturing factory, allowing customers from foreign countries to have a preliminary understanding of us. It is a bridge of trust with customers. A qualified factory must have its website, which is an integral part of it.

Export Qualification and Export Transportation Capacity

It must be guaranteed to be a legal export China prototype manufacturing factory certified by China. There must be professionals responsible for the production of relevant documents, customs declaration process operations, and so on.

There must be enough logistics cooperative companies, at least three or more. To ensure that the products ordered by customers can be delivered on time and arrive at their destination safely.

Purchasing Ability

Must have the ability to purchase equipment and purchase, such as CNC lathes, milling machines, 5-axis, drilling machines, grinding machines, metal bending machines, and metal cutting machines. Testing equipment purchase ability, two-dimensional, three-dimensional testing equipment, 3D scanner.

The ability to process materials Purchased, such as plastic materials (ABS, POM, PEEK, PVC, Teflon, and more), metal materials (aluminum, stainless steel, steel, titanium, copper, etc.), raw materials, and composite materials.

Secondary Processing Capacity

Secondary treatment capabilities include surface treatment capabilities.

Must have the following surface treatment capabilities, such as powder coating, powder coating, passivation, black oxide, anodizing, heat treatment, paint and primer, silk screen, electroplating, laser marking, laser engraving, deburring, etc.

After surface treatment, the product is more wear-resistant, has a longer service life, and makes the product more beautiful.

Outsourcing Services

Companies must have relative processing outsourcing capabilities to meet diverse needs. Rich support services make it easier for customers. Saving time to find another partner significantly reduces the risk of working with new clients.


Considering product safety, you must sign a design confidentiality agreement to prevent your design drawings or products leaked.​

refuse to work with any CNC machining plant or company that refuses to sign a confidentiality agreement.


Packaging requires professional packaging personnel with years of packaging experience to solve the packaging problem of non-standard customized parts. Packaging materials must be ROHS certified.

Years of establishment

Regarding the company’s establishment period, this is a major factor that we need to consider for cooperation. The company’s establishment period is more than 2 years, and the factory capital is more stable.

Liquidity Ability

A company’s liquidity indicates its ability to meet its debt obligations without raising external funding or borrowing.

Companies with liquidity are more reliable than those without liquidity and represent the financial strength of the company.

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China Prototype Manufacturing Capabilities of  Tirapid

 Tirapid capabilities include CNC milling and turning, 3-axis, 4-axis, 5-axis, rapid prototyping, plastic mold, 3d cnc, custom sheet metal fabrication, sheet metal bending, stamping, laser cutting, small batch production, surface treatment, and other services.

Processing is from the purchase of materials to the cutting and forming of raw materials, to the completion of a finished product, to deburring, and to test whether the finished product is qualified. Every step is handled by professional staff until the finished product is inspected and packaged for delivery.

Advantages of  Tirapid China Prototype Manufacturing 

1. Tirapid has a professional engineering team, draftsman, purchasing department, QA, QC, after-sales department, and foreign trade department.

2. Professional testing equipment such as Caliper, needle gauge/PG, Thread plug gauge/TPG, Thread Ring gauge/TRG, CMM, Bore gauge/BG, Micrometer/MIC, High gauge/HG, 2D project/PROJ, FARO, Surface Roughness Test 12. R gauge/RG.

3. Tirapid China prototype manufacturing company has Passed ISO 9001 certification

4. The supply of materials is complete, metals (such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium, copper. etc), plastic materials(PVC, ABS, PEEK, Teflon, POM, and more), and will arrive within four hours on the same day.

5. Global delivery to home as fast as 3 days, with large freight forwarding companies as partners, such as DHL, FedEx, and UPS.

6. Serving more than 2000+ customers, you can sign a confidentiality agreement and uphold the spirit of the contract.

7. Quick response within 2 hours,1to1 service.Strict tolerance ±0.02mm and can create complex parts capability, Inquiry online for free.

8. Compared with the European and American markets, the price is cheaper. The processing price in Europe and the United States is about 60-80 USD/h, and Tirapid is about 10-30 USD/h. The specific price needs to be determined according to the complexity and material of the customized product.




China has a huge manufacturing capacity and highly developed prototyping technology. China today has a large pool of skilled CNC operators and technicians with experience performing precise and complex tasks with fast turnaround times and high-volume production capabilities.

To ensure a CNC OEM product fits your specific needs, it is recommended to start by ordering prototype parts. These parts can be delivered within 3-7 days, allowing you to quickly assess whether the final product meets your requirements.

I believe this article has given you valuable insight into the capability of China prototype manufacturing companies.

Tirapid is a prototyping CNC Co. Ltd. in China, we have 15 years of precipitation in the field of China Prototype Manufacturing. We have a professional engineering team with rich project experience to solve your project problems for you, and experts review drawings to strictly check whether each dimensional tolerance can be met. Whether there are enough test gages. And calculate the size of the raw material. Determine whether the fixture meets the production requirements of this project.

Tirapid focus on prototype services, we promise to provide our global customers with first-class service, top quality, and the most economical products at the most competitive price, to be your reliable supplier.

If you are interested in Prototype Manufacturing in China, please contact Tirapid for further inquiries.



How to get a prototype made in China?

 Through Google, choose a prototyping firm in China. Provide your drawing, material, accuracy, surface treatment, and other requirements to the manufacturer. A prototype can be produced after confirming the price, logistics, and confidentiality agreement. After receiving the sample, it is confirmed that there is no problem, and mass production can be started.

 Why Prototype manufacturing Is an Important Step in the Design Process?

 Prototyping plays a vital role in the pre-mass production stage, enabling designers to create prototype products efficiently. Through repeated testing, designers can continuously modify and experiment with materials, dimensions, properties, and aesthetics to obtain an optimized final product. To avoid untested products being put into the market, it is found that the product does not match the market, thus wasting a lot of manpower, material resources, capital, and time costs.

How much does it cost to make a part in China?

The price ranges from 1-100 US dollars, depending on the material, the complexity of the parts, the quantity, and other factors to cause the price difference

 What kind of problems will you encounter when prototyping?

The design is too complex to implement. don’t want to invest too much in cost and materials.

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