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Technology to Bridge the gap between prototyping and mass production

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The product development period can be reduced from weeks or months to days by using the injection cast parts. Advancement in quoting, analysis of design, and the process of manufacturing made the cast to be delivered within a day. Every quotation includes dynamic pricing and design analysis. Design and cost fixing will be decided by a team of well-experienced engineers. Functional testing can be performed using the injection molded parts manufactured from prototype injection molding. This is the tool that bridges the gap in prototyping and manufacturing.

Why mold prototype?

The cost involved in direct large-scale production is high when compared with prototype production. It is the best-proven method to ensure that the design of the cast is accurate and produced on small scale before large-scale production. The cost of the prototype cast is lesser than the production cast.

Prototype cast also got some more advantages like project management can be done online, part modifications are easy, and there are no limitations for size, lowest cost, quickly built with good quality. The good surface finish is an additional advantage. There are several benefits added to it such as:

 1. Reduced the concept risk: 

 An injection mold prototype is made up of aluminum or any other alloy of soft material. Compared to any other metal it is easier to mold. Any small modifications and adjustments on the cavities can be done easily. Much more flexibility provided during the prototyping and production is an added advantage.

2. Short duration:

The manufacturing of cast is accelerated at high speed and the parts are produced within a short period between two to four weeks. It is comparatively faster than a machine based on the complexities involved.

3. Less financial risk:

The initial investment can be reduced by using the prototype cast but the plastic injection cast will be much more expensive. In a short period, it can produce thousands of parts.

3 D Printing:

3 D printing makes the companies create their injection cast prototypes with ease and at a faster rate. Liquid photopolymer can be placed sequentially to form 3D objects of the preferred design. The solidification of the plastic is supported by Ultra Violet light. The casts are formed by solidification are placed in the injection casting equipment and the prototype is designed. The prototype injection cast is to fill the gap between 3D printed prototypes and soft tool casts.

The poly jet casts can be created easily within few hours whereas the traditional casts require days to weeks. New casts with minor changes can be done in-house with minimum cost. The faster prototype is made with polyjet 3D printing.  The polyjet casts also perform as metal casts with a faster rate and less expense. Polyjet technology has made the manufacturers design the prototype with greater speed in comparison with the traditional method. The assessment of the product such as fitting, accomplishment, and product quality can be done before starting the production at a large quantity. 

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