Mechanical prototyping options

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I have been looking for quite some time for a source of high quality prototyping parts that I can use to quickly make small to medium sized physical models without having to resort to making one-off parts which eat up time and materials. I think I have found the source here: http://www.servocity.com/html/actobotics.html.
Quality looks good, prices look good, and they make a wide variety of interesting interconnection structures.
Are there any similar products that are available for making reusable, robust structures that are currently in production?
 

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Looks like an adult version of an Erector Set! :smile:
 
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Yes it does!
I went ahead and ordered a fair selection of it, so I shall report how it works.
Some manufacturer in Germany or Sweden used to sell a prototyping kit that was packaged in a cabinet. I used one a long time back at an employer far, far, away but for the life of me I cannot remember the manufacturer.
I just need a faster way to prototype mechanisms. I am, at best, a very slow machinist.
 
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I have been looking for quite some time for a source of high quality prototyping parts that I can use to quickly make small to medium sized physical models without having to resort to making one-off parts which eat up time and materials. I think I have found the source here: http://www.servocity.com/html/actobotics.html.
Quality looks good, prices look good, and they make a wide variety of interesting interconnection structures.
Are there any similar products that are available for making reusable, robust structures that are currently in production?

A came across a really unique kit at an engineering tradeshow recently that I have been looking at getting. www.gridlinksinc.com

I found it to kind of a cross between erector-set and t-slotted aluminum but it was made from a durable plastic.
 

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