Monthly Archives - June 2018

Urethane Casting for Fast Prototypes

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering urethane casting as a manufacturing method to complement our injection molding and CNC machining services. The advantages of urethane casting over injection molding are speed and cost. Due to the properties of the silicone molds used in urethane casting compared to injection mold tooling, it is ideal for plastic or rubber prototypes and low-volume parts (approx. 20-25 pieces). To learn more about urethane casting, and in particular about its advantages and [...]

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Importance of 3D CAD Models for Projects

The product development process has multiple steps. It usually starts with a need or an idea to solve a problem. An inventor might even draw out his idea on a cocktail napkin. Unfortunately, we are not able to manufacture parts based on a napkin drawing, so some steps have to happen in between. A 2D part print might be produced, and prototypes might be made for testing. When it’s time for getting a quote for plastic injection molding or CNC machining, [...]

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Customer Portal Improvements

We’ve improved the customer portal for project management to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate. Once you’re logged in, it is now easier to get a new quote. The process has been simplified and made to be more intuitive so it guides you through the process of requesting a quote. Another improvement is that now all your projects and part orders are on one screen, so it’s easier to find the project you’re looking for. You previously navigated through [...]

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Urethane Casting Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering urethane casting as a manufacturing method to complement our injection molding and CNC machining services. The advantages of urethane casting over injection molding are speed and cost. Due to the properties of the silicone molds used in urethane casting compared to injection mold tooling, it is ideal for prototypes and low volumes (approx. 20-25 pieces). To learn more about urethane casting, and in particular about its advantages and disadvantages compared to [...]

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