Low Volume Manufacturing & Prototypes
Models can be used to simulate die-cast parts in terms of size and use testing, simulation tests, aerodynamic wind tunnel analyses, and many other scientific applications. They can also be used in the production process to generate a mold. Models are not functional parts, they are only fully detailed representations of the final part.
Prototypes are fully functioning parts and they are used for low volume applications. Usually for single pieces and replacement parts, prototyping is a cost effective way to create short run tooling or even disposable tools. This includes:
- Machining wax for Investment Cast Tooling pattern
- Short-run thermoform or rotomold tool (disposable tools)
- Metal washers
- Various other parts and tools