Our rapid and efficient prototyping services are designed to allow engineers and product developers to quickly and effectively design, test and then develop parts before moving them into full production.
Prototype tooling can be produced for small or large batch runs, either P20 or fully hardened as required.
For rapid prototyping we can provide SLA models, and we can even CNC machine full plastic prototypes if it is helpful to the design process.
Our in-house tool room ensures we can offer a quick, technical and efficient service, whatever our customers’ requirements. For example, fully functional P20 tools can be manufactured within two weeks, from design freeze to tool trials.
3D Printing Machine – Ultimaker S5
To enhance what we are able to offer our customers we have added to our prototyping options in-house with the purchase of a brand-new 3D Printing machine, an Ultimaker S5. This allows us to fully evaluate part design and prototypes to meet customer demands. Printing 3D parts can also be very useful when carrying out DFMEA’s.
3D Printing allows low cost and time efficient prototyping. Various materials can be printed to suit the material specified for the production components to give the best possible match. Choice of materials includes:
PLA, Nylon, ABS, PC, CPE, Nylon, PP, combined with PVA support material up to size:
- -Width (X) 330mm
- -Depth (Y) 240mm
- -Height (Z) 300mm
Please see attached data sheet for more information regarding materials we can print and a comparison of mechanical properties