Whirltronics executes many different manufacturing processes on a daily basis but one area that we pride ourselves on the most is efficient, cost effective prototyping. We are committed to efficiency and cutting costs by implementing single piece flow within our manufacturing and we carry this discipline and workmanship into our prototyping process. This gives our customers the competitive edge with quick turnaround times along with quality products.

Wesley Bekkala has been a part of the Whirltronics team as a Mechanical Engineer for the past 8 years and provides some insight into what Whirltronics can deliver its customers during the prototyping process.


Q: What is your main goal when working with customers on a prototype project?20140721_094918_edited

A: To deliver what the customer needs for their application in a timely fashion

Q: What type of software and machines do you utilize during the prototyping process?

A: I use many tools, including Inventor 2015 and MasterCAM.

Q: Is there a common question or conversation that comes up when working with new clients and prototyping?

A: The common question is often, “How soon can I get these prototype parts?” I developed a standard procedure for the prototype process, so I will refer to that standard and add time for anything that is non-standard, for example a special coating that has to be outsourced.

Q: What does Whirltronics do to stand out in prototyping compared to the competition?

A: We strive to provide a rapid turn-around, from request to delivery, in as little as 7 days.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about being a part of the Whirltronics prototyping Team?

A: I enjoy the creative process to determine the best methods in metal forming to produce a prototype part.


Wesley and the Whirltronics prototype team have the capabilities to help along the entire prototype process including design, manufacturing and finishing. Many clients choose to use our prototype program from start to finish because everything can be executed at one location, saving on resources, time and money.

We use the most up-to-date technology with our software and equipment while staying true to the fundamentals of lean manufacturing in our processes. That combined with a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals, Whirltronics can provide a cost-effective and quality prototyping program.

Want to learn more about our prototyping program and how Whirltronics can help you get a quality product from start to finish? Contact us today!

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