These days, everyone knows that time is of the essence when it comes to New Product Development. Marketing comes up with ideas, Management signs off and of course Engineering and Manufacturing groups are left holding the bag on developing, testing and producing the product. And naturally, it was due yesterday. Not everyone in the New Product Development chain truly grasps the challenges that come with ensuring a new design can meet specs at the right price and lead time. Putting the plan together is only half the battle. Another piece of the puzzle is finding someone to do it. Whether its Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, or Polymers, more often than not you will need to find a machine shop capable of prototype CNC machining.