Our reliable rapid prototyping services have served many customers from worldwide top universities including Harvard, Yale, etc. as well as numerous colleges and schools. Tens of thousands of prototypes and custom parts produced by us have accelerated their research. 3ERP is always too glad to create and test products quickly to speed up innovation and development.

Why manufacture
educational parts
with 3ERP?

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ISO certified

3E Rapid Prototyping (3ERP) is an ISO9001-2015 certified manufacturer that can guarantee top quality parts in an industry that demands rigorous consistency and quality control.


Huge production capacity

We can fulfill orders of virtually any size, from one-off engine part prototypes to full production of injection molded headlamp covers.


Range of services

Equal parts machine shop and digital manufacturing specialist, we offer a range of manufacturing technologies and services, from CNC machining to 3D printing.

Lead Time

Short lead time

Our extensive facilities and partner network allow us to fulfill orders quickly, no matter the quantity or complexity.


Skilled and experienced

We have been manufacturing educational parts for over a decade and our skilled engineers know how to get the best outcomes from your designs.

Easy Quote System

Easy quotation system

Our engineers will review your designs immediately to provide a fast and accurate quotation for the project.

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Educational prototyping and manufacturing with 3ERP

At 3ERP, we have years of experience prototyping and manufacturing parts for customers in universities, colleges and schools from club activities to team competitions. Our expert team has the knowledge and skills to help bring new product concepts from lab to life.
Consequently, we have adjusted our production systems to ensure that any order, regardless of volume, is produced and delivered at the right time for each customer.

What kind of educational parts can we make?

  • Prosthetic limb
  • Teaching aids
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Robot parts
  • Machine and tool parts
  • Electronic housings
  • Fit check gauges
  • Automation parts
  • Replacement parts
  • Generator components
  • Experimental equipment

Applications for universities and schools

We’ve served engineers and designers from all over the world who are specialized in

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

We’re trusted by worldwide top universities and schools through various forms since we are always able to manufacture custom parts they need.

  • Prototypes for engineering clubs
  • Prototypes for designing teams
  • Robotics competitions
  • Rocket ship teams
  • Digital manufacturing entrepreneurship
  • Automation research group
  • Medical equipment association
  • Biological experiment study group

Educational parts
manufacturing processes

3ERP offers wide range of manufacturing processes for educational prototypes and production parts.
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CNC Machining

By using CNC milling & turning, we can make a wide range of prototypes and production parts

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Injection Molding

We offer low-volume prototype moldings and mass production moldings.

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3D Printing

We provide 3D printing services using a range of cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies for metal or plastic parts

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

Laser cutting, bending, stamping, spinning, punching, welding.

Educational parts manufacturing possibilities

Educational Part Gallery

For the years we have gathered relevant experience that enables us to handle any educational projects. Here's the gallery of educational prototypes and production parts for our worldwide clients.

Educational manufacturing materials

We offer a huge range of material possibilities with all our manufacturing processes. Some common choices for education are listed below.

Best technologies
Example parts

Applicable to:  CNC machining, rapid tooling
Benefits:  Strong, corrosion-resistant, range of grades
Example parts:  Brake components, engine components

Applicable to:  CNC machining, rapid tooling, sheet metal
Benefits:  Machinable, strong, range of grades
Example parts:  Cylinder heads, manifolds, Ductwork, housings, bus ducts

Applicable to:  CNC machining, SLM 3D printing
Benefits:  Lightweight, temperature-resistant
Example parts:  Engine valves, axle shafts, pipes, nuclear waste storage, pumps, turbines

Applicable to:  CNC machining, SLS 3D printing, injection molding
Benefits:  Strong, smooth surface finish
Example parts:  Peripheral engine parts, covers and housings

Applicable to:  CNC machining, injection molding
Benefits:  Transparent, shatter-resistant
Example parts:  Lighting components

Applicable to:  Liquid silicone injection molding
Benefits:  Durable, flexible, biocompatible, inert
Example parts:  Seals, cover assemblies, Fluid management devices, respiratory devices

Applicable Finishes for Education

3ERP offers wide variety high level surface finishes. We only list some of the common finishing options. There are more finish options for custom parts for education.

Applicable to

As machined
As machined
Applicable to:  Metals & Plastics
Aspect:  Tool marks visible
Color:  N/A
Thickness:  N/A

Sanding & Polishing
Sanding & Polishing
Applicable to:  Metals & Plastics
Aspect:  Brushed & gloss mirror surface
Color:  N/A
Thickness:  0.02-0.05mm removed

Sand, Bead Blasted
Sand, Bead Blasted
Applicable to:  Metals & Plastics
Aspect:  matt or satin surface
Color:  N/A
Thickness:  N/A

Applicable to:  Metals & Plastics
Aspect:  Matt, gloss, texture
Color:  colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:  0.05mm to 0.1mm

Powder coat
Powder coat
Applicable to:  Metals
Aspect:  Matt, Gloss & Texture
Color:  colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:  0.05mm to 0.15mm

Applicable to:  Aluminum
Aspect:  Tool marks visible, Smooth, Matt & Gloss
Color:  colors can be matched as needed
Thickness:  0.002mm to 0.04mm

Applicable to:  Metals
Aspect:  Matt & Gloss
Color:  Black
Thickness:  0.015mm to 0.035mm

Nickel Plating
Nickel Plating
Applicable to:  Metal
Aspect:  Gloss
Color:  Silver
Thickness:  0.004mm to 0.05mm

Applicable to:  Metals & Plastics
Aspect:  Satin & Gloss
Color:  Silver
Thickness:  0.001mm to 0.3mm

Zinc Plating
Zinc Plating
Applicable to:  Metals
Aspect:  Gloss
Color:  Silver & Black
Thickness:  0.005mm to 0.2mm

Chromate Conversion Coating
Chromate Conversion Coating
Applicable to:  Aluminum
Aspect:  Tool marks visible, Smooth and Matt
Color:  Clear/ slight yellow tint
Thickness:  0.25-1 um

Educational Manufacturing Faqs

Yes, 3E Rapid Prototyping (3ERP) is an ISO9001-2015 certified manufacturer. We manufacture parts to a high standard, no matter the project or the customer.

For certain manufacturing processes like injection molding, we can provide a T1 sample for your parts, then further samples if required.

We can fulfill orders quickly, but lead times depend on a few factors, such as the manufacturing process, order quantity, and part complexity. CNC machined parts can take as little as five days, 3D printed parts can take as little as three days, while moldings made via rapid tooling can take as little as 5–7 days.

3ERP values privacy and security with the utmost seriousness and will happily sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) at your request, giving you peace of mind about your intellectual property.

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