How does NN produce prototypes for small components?


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Precision Engineered Products (PEP), the largest subsidiary of NN Inc., supplies highly engineered plastic and metal/plastic electronic prototypes using variety of materials in as little as three days after prototype request with facets as small as 2 microns and weights as low as 0.0001 grams. Various advanced technologies such as lasers, robotics, high-powered computing, and computer-aided design contribute to the manufacturing process.

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Specifically, the company can make rapid iterations to computer models of components and quickly transfer the information to prototyping machines. NN's experience at all levels of the manufacturing process allows for rapid prototyping of almost any component. In the medical sphere, PEP offers a dedicated prototyping facility capable of injection molding, precision stamping, sterilization, and inspection in as little as two days after prototype request.

NN Inc. is the parent company of PEP. Together they offer a diverse array of industrial facilities for manufacturing high-precision metal bearing components, industrial plastic and rubber products to a variety of global markets. In total, NN has 43 U.S. manufacturing facilities as of 2015. It boasts manufacturing experience in medical, electrical, transportation, aerospace, light auto, general industrial, and fluid power technologies. Prototyping processes are offered for each speciality as NN aims to create a complete portfolio of world-class products.

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