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Using a design for manufacture service, our design engineers are here to provide you with their expert advice to ensure your product(s) are always suitable for manufacture.

Through thorough analysis and specific material selection, we can strengthen the confidence of your project and offer a rapid prototyping service to compliment design – this provides ample opportunities for functionality testing which will highlight any possible alterations that need to be made to the design to best suit your market requirements.

Alternatively we can provide substitute rapid prototyping services including;

SLA or stereo lithography prototyping – the construction of a component from 3D data using a tank of resin and a laser to create the model. The prototype is removed from the tank and stabilised under a UV lamp. Lead times could be as low as 2-3 days, depending upon complexity.

SLS or selective laser sintering – this involves the construction of a component from 3D data suing resin powder and a laser. Simulant injection moulding grades can be used to provide some of the properties, including ‘live hinge’ components. Lead times could be 2-3 days, depending on complexity.

Vacuum casting rapid prototyping – design engineers use a model created initially from the SLA process, which is hand-finished to generate a “master” part to cast a silicon tool around. This prototype will then be used in the vacuum casting process to ‘mould’ up to 25 parts from the tool. Materials can be offered in a number of simulant materials, in order to achieve some of the properties of injection moulded components. Lead times could be 7-10 days, depending on complexity.

With full assistance through your product’s development cycle, we can ensure that your product will reach the market place in a fully functional and cost effective manner.

To learn more about our rapid prototyping and design for manufacture service, please give us a call on +44 (0)1670 541890, alternatively you can use our online enquiry form.

We also offer prototype and production tooling, plastic injection moulding and post mould operations to further support your manufacturing processes.

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