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Rapid Prototyping Injection Molding

When engineers need to produce quick prototypes, they often use rapid injection molding. This process involves creating prototype parts using a series of injection molds. Although rapid injection molded parts are commonly used for parts, they can also be used as a bridge to production while the final product is being made. Instead of being a primary production process, therefore, rapid injection molding is more of a research and development process.
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Rapid Prototyping Services Injection Molding


When engineers need to produce quick prototypes, they often use rapid injection molding. This process involves creating prototype parts using a series of injection molds. Although rapid injection molded parts are commonly used for parts, they can also be used as a bridge to production while the final product is being made. Instead of being a primary production process, therefore, rapid injection molding is more of a research and development process.


Production of plastic prototype parts involves a number of factors that need to be considered carefully.


Prototype Tool Design

The concept of a part design is the first step in any injection molding process. This step involves designing a part that will work seamlessly and look good.Part size and the intricacies within the part contribute the most to lead time, which needs to be reduced.  Compartmentalization is a process that involves breaking down large pieces of work into smaller, less intricate components. This technique can help engineers avoid wasting time on creating complex parts. This technique allows engineers to quickly transform complex parts into less-complex ones.


Prototyping Materials

This can be done by sourcing materials that are easily available and can be obtained from a variety of retailers. The use of a material that is not suitable for rapid injection molding can also have detrimental effects on the overall quality of the product. For instance, if the material is not suitable for a particular part, it should not be used for rapid injection molding. As long as the chosen material has properties similar to the final intended material, it will work. In most cases, the material needed for rapid injection molding should be obtained as soon as the product has been finished. This ensures that the machine is not wasting time.


Cost Analysis for Injection Molding Prototypes

Even with a reduction in lead time, it will still increase the cost of a process. Doing so should be done in order to determine the additional costs involved in achieving a given speed and quality. Although rapid injection molding can speed up certain processes, it cannot do away with them entirely. Most of the time, these processes will still require the same amount of work and no time is wasted.  So, the best one can achieve with these processes is ensuring that they are done efficiently and that no time is wasted.


Doing so will help us achieve a fast and efficient injection molding process that will reduce the overall lead time and provide a satisfied services. To learn more about how we work contact us at enquiry@teamrapidtooling.com now!


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