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Plastic Prototypes, is our niche market.

Prototyping is used to prove a concept.

We specialize in short run prototype injection molding. We will construct a single cavity hand operated mold from your drawing or cad file and present you with 24 sample parts, molded in your choice of material.  Generally in 1 - 3 weeks.

 
The prototype options are as follows:

  • Stereolithography - This is a computer generated model that can be manufactured usually in 1-2 days.
     
  • Fused Deposition Modeling - This is about the same as SLA except that the materials are just a bit stronger.
     
  • Machined Component - Starting with a raw piece of polymer, the material is machined to its desired geometry.
     
  • Cast - After manufacturing an SLA or FDM component, a cast mold can be manufactured to injection mold or cast parts through RIM.
     
  • Injection-molded - This is the preferred system for proving out an injection molded design.  The single cavity tool is usually capable of producing 1,000 parts on up, depending on the component geometry.  Parts would also be molded in any injection molded polymer of choice.  Many things are learned, and time-after-time has proven to be one of the most cost effective.  Many companies will use these parts for market tests and validation since they will be the same as a production part.
     

 

  • Thermoformed - This option is good for items where a consistent wall thickness is not a factor.  Thermoforming is very popular in the packaging field.  We are extremely competitive in the higher volume area.  The machinery is all high-speed, state of the art equipment.  By the way, all of our thermoform components are prototyped prior to production.
     
  • Metal Stampings - We can manufacture stamped metal parts with no tooling charge.  Low volume (1, 2, 3, or more).  Delivery in most cases is less than a week.  Due to confidentiality all I can post is a picture of washers, which we also manufacture at a very low cost.