Rapid prototyping and low volume injection moulding
With speed to market a key requirement in the critical path of any new product development programme, rapid prototyping and low volume injection moulding options are an essential component of the Tex Plastics offer.
Different methods of rapid prototyping
- 3D Printing
- SLA/SLS Prototyping
- Polyjet fusion bed fusion 3D print
- Rapid Tool Prototyping
- CNC Machined Parts
Rapid prototyping and low volume plastic injection moulding enables the design development process to evolve more quickly. This provides a strategic advantage, as one of the key deliverables of rapid plastic prototyping and low volume injection moulding is risk mitigation.
By prototyping as much as possible as quickly as possible, it becomes easier to identify problems in a product. Products that have been extensively prototyped — and therefore extensively tested — pose less risk than products that have been minimally prototyped or not prototyped at all. As quantities rise, low volume injection moulding options can be considered. This means transitioning from prototyping lower volume production quantities to high volume plastic parts can be a progressive step. Moulding a handful of parts is very different from 100,000 parts but as specialists in low volume quantities, this is something we can help you with.
3D Printing has a shorter lead time, so parts can be produced per day. However, if precision details are important, SLA/SLS becomes the best choice because it produces parts with tighter tolerances.Find Out More
Polyjet powder bed fusion 3D print
Accurate, production-grade rapid prototype parts with best-in-class consistency. (10's to 100's)Find Out More
Aluminium rapid tooling
Cheaper and faster to make than a steel tool, aluminium rapid tooling provides good option for short run projects (100s to 100,000s)Find Out More