Another area within Alotech’s contract manufacturing capabilities is prototyping and inventor services. Prototyping services are the perfect way to bring your designs to life for the purposes of development, proofs-of-concept, and more. At Alotech, we can even serve as our customers’ development partner for early-stage projects.
We begin our process by composing and signing a mutual non-disclosure agreement to ensure total confidentiality and peace of mind to everyone involved in our collaboration. Then, we sit down with you for a client consultation meeting to discuss your product development goals and needs, and we determine whether or not our capabilities match your requirements. In the event that we are not the best fit for your needs, we will do our best to recommend your best course of action to make sure your product development needs are met elsewhere.
Alotech’s Prototyping Customers Enjoy Many Benefits, Including:
- Customer-Specified Services
- Full-Service Development Partner from Concept to Production
- Faster Development Cycles
- Flexible Development and Early Production Cost Structure
Capabilities of Alotech for Prototyping and Inventor Services Include:
- Engineering Design Services
- High Precision 3-D Scanning
- Reverse Engineering
- Flexible, Short-Run Production
Customers will also benefit from Alotech’s 3-D Scanning capability. Our cutting-edge 3-D scanner captures up to 2 million measurement points for a scanned subject, resulting in a precision of about 1.5 microns, or 0.00006 of one inch. Alotech is one of the few companies in North Carolina to have such a high-precision 3-D scanner.
3-D Scanning Applications Include:
- Quality Control and Inspection
- Mold and Toolmaking
- Rapid Manufacturing
- Reverse Engineering
A west coast weapons manufacturer is relocating it’s operations to North Carolina. The customer had a requirement to outsource hand guards for it’s match-quality AR rifle but they did not have any drawings of the part.
Alotech used its 3-D scanner to capture every detail of a sample hand guard, with a precision of less than 1/1000 of an inch. This 3-D file was then used to correct some issues with the original manufacture, then the data was exported to an Alotech CNC machine where the parts are produced.
The customer enjoyed considerable savings by not having to use the original west coast supplier and has also seen an improvement in quality. Zero defects with Just-in-Time delivery!
Alotech is honored to have been selected by Aquanomix to fabricate water treatment systems for harvested rainwater applications. The most recent project involved a skid-mounted system to be installed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC to provide water for irrigation and fountain recirculation.
This skid features a controls system designed and built by Alotech to monitor onboard diagnostics and integrate with the facility garden water system. The control system has a programmable touchscreen, and remote access capability via Internet connection. All components are skid-mounted, pre-wired, pre-piped, and sized to meet project parameters. It also includes a centrifugal separator and a bag filter for filtration, and an ultraviolet lamp for disinfection.
Alotech Family Day was a great success this year. On July 1st, employees and their family members enjoyed a great meal of pulled pork BBQ and roasted chickens – hats off to Tommy and his team for the all night hog cooking!
Over 100 of the Alotech family enjoyed great food, fellowship and games. Especially popular was the water slide!
To meet our expanding business, Alotech is seeking outstanding candidates for the positions of Automation Technician and Machinist.
These are full-time positions with benefits to include health, life and disability insurance, PTO and holidays.
To learn more about these opportunities, visit www.alotechinc.com/contact-us/careers/
Alotech has been selected by a major air tool manufacturer to design and fabricate a conveyor assembly line with multiple overhead tool and power connections. Our engineers designed the line to allow its fabrication to take place at our Sanford facility then installed in segments at the air tool plant. This work combines our capabilities of automation, mechanical design, logistics and fabrication.
Gov. Pat McCrory was in town Thursday night, along with the leaders of the state’s community college and public school systems, to congratulate a handful of local high school students. Included in the group was Jimmy Kirik, son of Alotech engineer Rich Kirik.
The eight teenagers who were honored are the first graduating class from an apprenticeship program between Caterpillar, Lee County Schools and Central Carolina Community College. The ceremony was held at the Caterpillar plant in the Lee County Industrial Park.
“Our country was made by men and women like this group to my left,” the governor said, pointing to the grads. “People who can make things.”
Alotech is now providing 3D scanning and reverse engineering to Vernonscope, a manufacturer of astronomical accessories since 1958.
Now located in Raleigh, NC, Vernonscope is expanding their product line and has selected Alotech to provide new product development services.
Alotech participated in an Aerospace and STEM roundtable discussion with Congressman George Holding on May 2nd. Francis Chester joined 18 members from academia, government and industry at Lord Corporation’s global HQ in Cary, NC to discuss the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education to prepare the work force for advanced manufacturing techniques.
Francis Chester, V.P. of Alotech, Inc., a contract manufacturing company in Sanford, NC, has been elected to the board of directors of the Sandhills Military Council (SMC). The purpose of the SMC is to connect citizens of the Sandhills region to the military in a unified effort. Members of the SMC consist of individuals and businesses located within the 5-county area (Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee and Moore counties) surrounding Fort Bragg.
SMC Objectives include:
- Broaden the awareness of the military to the communities
- Create social networking opportunities with Fort Bragg
- Create an interface with Fort Bragg leadership
- Support military families through events and activities
Chester also serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the manufacturing committee of the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA).