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Rapid Prototype

RAPID PROTOTYPING

We apply many approaches to rapid prototyping depending on the product production requirements. Sometimes a hybridised rapid prototype is best, sometimes full rapid prototyping is best, our experience in this complex field will add value to your program.

 

Providing a unique prototype solution

But no matter which approach, the accuracy of complex internal geometries and high core strength are paramount- we have invested into HHS sand printing technology to provide a unique prototype solution.

  • HHS systems (High Heat Strength), a phenol based binder with a silica/synthetic blended sand this combination produces a core with up to 250% higher hot strength compared to printed furan technology. This makes the cores suitable for the casting of both Iron and Steel, whilst also offering significant advantages in the stability of aluminium castings.

  • Tool-less casting technologies are offered to provide the design freedom of direct mould construction using the latest sand binder technology. These processes offer unrestricted design and significant advantages over both lost wax and lost foam casting. The realisation of previously unfeasible geometry is possible over directly milled sand moulds.

  • Design Freedom of 3D printed sand core technology permits hybrid solutions whereby concept design cores can be quickly realised in support of a hybrid combining both tooled and tool-less casting process.

Rapid prototyping saves time, cost and delivers performance

For fast make like production development rapid prototyping is an indispensable tool. By truly understanding the customers casting requirements our experience of this technology in rapid prototype delivers optimised benefits in terms of time, cost and performance.

Prototyping once again moves back towards having to be quick, but capable of performing at the required levels; dimensional accuracy, material properties, all comparable to the production process.

 

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