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Prototypes to Production Parts

Whether you’re at the beginning stage of product development and need a prototype, or at the final stage and ready for production parts, we’ve got the manufacturing process that’s right for you. We offer the following services: Urethane Casting: Fast, inexpensive prototype or low-volume parts with plastic or rubber properties (1-25 parts) CNC Machining: Low-volume parts with a large selection of plastic or metal materials (1-100 parts) Prototype Injection Molding: Higher quantity of prototype parts (warrantied to 10,000 cycles) Production Injection Molding: High-volume custom [...]

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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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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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From 3D Printed Prototype to Production Parts

Depending on the circumstances of your custom plastic parts project, one production method may offer advantages over another for your initial prototype. A 3D printed prototype may work best, or a CNC machined part might be the best choice. You may want us to CNC machine your prototype because you need to test the physical properties of the specific material you’ll be using in production, and the material is available for CNC machining but not for 3D printing. On the other [...]

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Getting From Prototype to Production Parts

You know how your plastic part has to perform, so you’ve designed it with its purpose in mind. Then you had a prototype made – either 3D printed or CNC machined. Now you’ve got your prototype to test for form, fit and function. Maybe it still needs a little tweaking. Maybe it was 3D printed with a material that does not have the performance properties that the actual parts will need to have when they’re injection molded. Or maybe you’re [...]

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