Design & Prototyping

Offering to print building, prototyping, and first article manufacturing services, Modular Container Systems is committed to meeting your product development needs. Whether formulating 3D models or fabricating physical prototypes, we offer 30 years experience in product tool making and the fabrication of custom material handling products. As an additional service, we commonly manufacture first articles to verify fit and function prior to beginning full production runs. Utilizing creative and common sense engineering, our products support and enhance our customers’ manufacturing and logistical operations. Modular Container Systems engineers all types of products to include steel bins, boxes, containers, carts, pallets, shipping racks, wire baskets or trays and other custom wire forms and assemblies. To learn more about our product design and prototype services, please contact Eric Beretta at 706.356.1120 ext 12 or

Examples of Our Work

Product Design & Prototypes for Material Handling Products Capabilities

Prototype Capabilities

Prototyping – manufacture sample of newly designed product to ensure function is met
Design Assistance – Offer design and manufacturability insight to existing customer specs
Build – Fabricate and assemble sample to customer print or specs
First Article Manufacturing – offer pre-production article to verify fit and function
Reverse Engineering – take previously manufactured sample and replicate it

Product Designed

Custom Wire Forms and Assemblies
Material Handling Carts
Metal Pallets

Military Handling Products
Shipping Racks
Steel Bins
Wire Baskets & Trays
Wire & Steel Containers

General Capabilities

Wire Fabrication Capabilities

  • Wire Straightening and Cutting
  • Wire Threading
  • Wire Forming and Bending Operations
    • Pneumatic Wire Benders
    • Hydraulic Press Forming
  • Resistance or Spot Welding – 50 KVA Up to 125 KVA
    • Automated Mesh Welding
    • Automatic Positioning and Welding Systems
    • Butt Welding
  • Flush and Bevel Trimming
  • Resistance & MIG or Arc Weld Wire Assembling
  • Custom Wire Product Weld Fixturing

Metal Fabrication Capabilities

  • Tube and Pipe Sawing and Bending
  • Iron Worker Operations
    • Shears, Notches and Punches
  • Hydraulic Press Operations
    • Up to 200 tons and 10′ usable capacity
  • Robotic Cell Welding
  • Operator MIG or Arc Weld Assembling
    • AWS D1.1 certified
  • Custom Tool and Assembly Jig Fabrication
  • Paint Finishing Line
Engineering Capabilities

3-D Solid Modeling
Material handling Design built around customer furnished part
On site Design Consulting
Reverse Engineering
Tool and Fixture making to support quick design lead times
Equipment versatility to support design flexibility

Additional Services Provided

Customer responsive structure
Project Management

Technical Support

Production Volume

Low Volume

High Volume

Industry Focus



Industry Standards

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS – American Welding Society
AWS D1.1

Mil-Spec – Military Specifications
SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers

File Formats

BMP- Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF – Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
IGES – Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)

PDF -Portable Document Format
STEP – Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
Unigraphics (PRT)