Rapid injection moulding offers lower costs

Paul Boughton

Despite significant advances in prototyping techniques, laborious testing cycles and rigorous evaluations are often still needed before a new product can be brought to market.

Rapid injection moulding can help to minimise delays by reducing time spent on development.

Designers can create inexpensive first-run parts suitable for testing and product evaluation.

The process also gives manufacturers the flexibility to create parts that can be used for marketing studies or for low-volume production needs.

Rapid injection moulding can deliver from 25 to 10000 precision moulded prototypes in 5–15 days. The CNC machined aluminium mould produces the same geometry as subsequent steel production tooling, so designers can easily replicate the intended shape and functionality of the finished product. 

The Protomold Company, Telford, Shropshire. UK. www.protomold.co.uk

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