Work Process

From concept to product, we get it done. At Protoking, we are a one stop station providing services from the early phase of conceptualising and designing, to fabricating and lastly production, seeing your products ready to be push to the market.

01. Strategy & Design

The design phase of a product has an overwhelming impact on its future. This is why we consistently use a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach for every design project. Aspects such as tooling, manufacturing and marketing are taken into consideration from Day One.

By considering tooling and manufacturing aspects in the early design phase, a manufacturable design is achieved. A manufacturable design ensures that manufacturing related activities such as fabrication of mold, assembly and others are optimized.

With our design capabilities and multi-disciplinary approach, you will be assured of a quality and cost effective product design. Furthermore, with our own prototyping and manufacturing capabilities, you will be able to obtain professional advices from us, with regards to the prototyping, tooling and production of the design.

We are also specialized in designing customized Jigs & Fixtures, specifically in the high precision industries such as the automotive and hard disk industry. We have been supporting major players in these industries for more than a decade.

02. Prototyping

Prototypes are essential in the development of a product as it provides an opportunity to further evaluate your design before making that big capital investment in production. To translate your design into reality, we offer several level of prototypes :

Level 1 – Draft volumetric mockup
Level 2 – High-res appearance model
Level 3 – Functional working prototype
Level 4 – Full function and appearance prototype
As every technique has its own pros and cons, the technique you should use will depend on various factors such as geometric complexity, your required material, finishing, level of precision, quantity and budget. We offer wide range of advanced prototyping techniques and materials:

3D printing – SLA, SLS, DMLS, Photopolymer
CNC – Milling, Lathe, EDM & Wire Cutting
Rapid Prototyping – Vacuum Casting, Investment Casting
Post Process – Spray Painting, Tempo Print, Silk Screen, Chroming & Plating, Vacuum metalisation

03. Design for Manufacturing

By considering tooling and manufacturing aspects in the early design phase, a manufacturable design is achieved. A manufacturable design ensures that manufacturing related activities such as fabrication of mold, assembly and others are optimized.

With our design capabilities and multi-disciplinary approach, you will be assured of a quality and cost effective product design. Furthermore, with our own prototyping and manufacturing capabilities, you will be able to obtain professional advices from us, with regards to the prototyping, tooling and production of the design.

04. Production

Our tooling and production arm have tool making and manufacturing facilities in Singapore and China, We are experienced in injection molding (plastic) and sheet metal fabrication.

In addition to conventional tooling technology, we also have the state-of-the-art Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) that enables complicated inserts to be fabricated.

ProtoKing provides a comprehensive range of production services for plastic and metal, namely:

– Plastic Injection Molding
– CNC Machining
– Turning
– Stamping (Sheet Metal)
– Casting – Sand Casting, Investment Casting and Die Casting
– Secondary process / Re-works of existing parts

We approach your project via Design Thinking incorporating Industrial Design, Mechanical Design and Electronics Design