3D Printing and Prototyping

Identify design faults early, visualise the end result and speed up the development process.

DP Seals rapid prototyping rubber moulding is achieved through a combination of 3D printing, CAD/CAM links,  in-house tooling and over 40 years experience.

3D Printing

3D printing is fast and because DP Seals use a rubber-like print medium this further speeds up the development process. To print these rubber-like materials DP Seals has partnered with one of the UK’s leading high-resolution 3D printing companies.

This level of detail is crucial to the prototyping process. It enables us to show fittings such as male to female mating or cable feed-through. Clients can better visualise the end result, identify potential design faults early and make modifications prior to committing the tooling.

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.

CAD/CAM Links and In House Tooling

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 without compromising precision or quality. Tooling is an expensive part of production. As such we often modify prototype tooling by adding further cavities to develop a full production tool. This saves time and money into the bargain. With 40 years of tooling production and expertise we’re always looking for ways to add value to our services.

3D printing press release.

DP Seals Rapid Prototyping Rubber Moulding - CAD/CAM design and links

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