Do you know how much money you could save by performing all your tests on a functional prototype instead of going to the production directly without any rel-test or functional check? In fact, working prototypes is indispensable and should be considered as a necessary phase during the NPI process. being able to obtain functional prototype parts quickly for component fitting check and functional test, it help evaluate design, materials, size, tolerance, shape, assembly, color, manufacturability and strength, even the potential to the public, also it can even get your product to market faster than your competitors.
Functional & Working Prototype
TEST YOUR DESIGN FOR FORM FIT & FUNCTION, MECHANICAL & ASSEMBLY
This traditional method produces superior strength and surface finish to any other prototyping methods. It is made from solid extruded blocks or compression molded thermoplastic resin which has the best & rich plastic properties. On the contrary, other prototyping methods like the additive processes use plastic to build in layers. CNC machining with wide range of material choices, allows working prototype to be made with the desired material properties, also CNC ensures the best tolerances thus it is the best way to check fitting and function.
Vacuum casting is a copying technique typically used for the production of small series (10 to 20 copies) functional prototype. A range of polyurethanes with different physical properties enables the production to be used for functional testing under different conditions include mechanical load, thermal load and other reliability tests.
RAPID TOOLING IN ALUMINIUM MOLDS
Aluminum tooling is a fast and cost-effective method, generating production fast with good quality and reducing lead-time drastically. It provides a better choice for those clients who need low volumes. As we all know that both tooling charge and production are more expensive for larger volume production. Aluminum tooling allows a designer to experiment more, feel more and watch more for their designs. By using aluminum mold tools, you can have your fully assembly fit prototype in no time and moreover, there is no need to worry about unnecessary costs like costs of tooling modification.