3D printing rubber seals and rapid prototyping
3D printing rubber seals helps us identify design faults early. In addition it can help visualise the end result and speed up the development process. To facilitate this we’ve partnered with one of the UK’s leading high-resolution 3D printing companies. Using a rubber-like print medium enables us to show fittings such as male to female mating or cable feed-through. This means you can have greater confidence in the process and the end part.
In addition our CAD/CAM links, in-house tooling and over 40 years experience all contribute to a rapid prototyping service that help you develop, test and refine products quickly and with maximum efficiency.
The image above shows a cable end-cap for an aerospace application. The 3D printed sample is on the left and the finished moulding on the right. The actual multipart tool for this moulding can be seen in the gallery.
For production of machined prototype tooling we have a direct link to the pre-programmed CNC machines in our tool room. This ensures prototype development is achieved in optimum time with precision and quality.
In House Tooling
Tooling is an expensive part of production. As such we can often save time and money by modifying prototype tooling, adding further cavities to develop a full production tool.