Rapid Prototyping (and Low Volume Manufacturing) for Automotive and Transport

 

Increase speed to market with rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing solutions

Prototyping

• Shorten production times for revolutionary ideas and enhance quality with a suite of rapid validation prototyping and testing services

• Highly accurate, production-representative parts produced quickly and cost-effectively using low-cost tooling capabilities

Production and Low Volume Manufacturing

• Shrink your supply chain with low cost solutions including on demand and low volume production

• Increase speed to market with pre-launch testing

• Turn around low number production runs of large, strong, flexible, lightweight parts quickly and cost-effectively

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Vacuum Casting in the Automotive Sector

A fast, cost-effective method of producing low numbers of highly detailed, highly accurate polyurethane components and products with similar properties to injection moulded parts.

Typical applications include housings, casings, lenses and filter systems. Parts can be flexible or rigid. We offer a wide range of materials, many of which can be coloured and over-moulded.

Vacuum cast parts work exceptionally well for validation and verification prototypes.

Reaction Injection Moulding in the Automotive Sector

Suitable for prototyping and low volume runs of very large parts, such as bumpers, wheel arch liners, decorative trim, spoilers and interior panels. Using a range of polyurethane formulations, RIM parts can be manufactured to meet UL94 – V0 flammability ratings.

RIM parts are dimensionally stable, durable and chemically resistant. They are tough and yet can include intricate detail. RIM moulds are typically produced using the highly accurate CNC process; or alternatively a 3D printed pattern master is used to produce a silicone mould.

Silicone Moulding in the Automotive Sector

Liquid silicone rubber possesses excellent thermal, chemical and electrical resistance. The quick curing process ensures parts are rapidly dispatched for market focus research, and many prototypes are immediately re-created for end use.