Rapid Prototype Tooling
Over 40 years experience in creating Rapid Aluminum Tooling using traditional tooling methods
Anything that can be done in a traditional Steel Tool can be done in an Aluminum Tool. The Aluminum Tool will run more efficiently every time.
Take the Million Shot challenge & PROVE us wrong. No really…
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Find out how you can significantly reduce your tooling and injection molding costs with Aluminum molds.
Did we mention NO design limitations? We enhance your design if needed for superior injection molding conditions to ensure your projects success.
Rapid Aluminum Tooling
– No Design Limits –
Your Injection Molded Plastic Prototype Concept
We Build to Your Specification.
Rapid Plastic Prototypes usually means compromising on the design in order to receive parts quickly and cost efficiently. We blend traditional Injection Molding Tooling methods with Aluminum Tooling to rapidly produce production quality Plastic Prototypes in 3 weeks or less, check out our Aluminum Tooling Lead Times.
Plastic Prototype’s that compromise and limit your design? Cheap on the front side isn’t so cheap at the cost of expensive lessons learned in production start-up. Our customers need and want Injection Molded Plastic Prototypes that show their design live, fit and function so they can learn from it and move directly into production. View our Aluminum Tooling Cost Savings Study we did for a major appliance OEM client.
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3D Printed Molds
3D Printed Prototype Parts
Rapid Plastic Prototypes Just Got Faster
Plastic Parts in Hours
3D Printing creates fit & function parts in hours. We now are making 3D printed molds for short run prototyping. Now you can get all the speed benefits of 3D printing along with the learning process from Aluminum Tooling. This ensures a smooth transition from true prototypes to production quality parts from Aluminum Tooling or other materials.
3D printed molds can run many types of materials and 3D printed molds are fitted with everything a traditional mold is fitted with… water lines, cam slides, core pins, lifters, etc.
Depending on the resin and part geometry, 3D printed molds are well suited for about 100 shots in general.
Learn more about the benefits of 3D printed molds
Bridge Tooling | Plastic Prototype Tooling
50,000, 100,000, 250,000, 1,000,000+ Bridge tooling, soft tooling, pilot production, market testing, gap testing, etc. Called by any name it still is pre-production quantities. The plastic prototype chosen is important in how successful the project will be in closing the “gap” and crossing into full production or a new design. Our rapid Aluminum Tooling gets you there faster.
8 Myths About Aluminum Tooling
These are the most common myths about Aluminum tooling. Our Team has been creating injection molded prototypes and production volumes from Aluminum Tooling since the late 1970’s. We continue to have great success with them to this day. Recently due to a variety of factors ranging from cost, lead times, volumes etc Aluminum tooling for injection molded plastic parts.
Tooling – Molding Troubleshooting
Not only do we expedite Aluminum Tooling orders, Rapid Plastic Prototypes, and our 3D Prototypes, we also offer discounts for accelerated terms.
March 2018 – Article: 3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling 3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling – Pros & Cons – When to use each method for best tooling results
March 2018 – Article: Moldmakers tout benefits of aluminum molds for production Learn about the benefits of Aluminum molds for production molding
November 2017 – Article: One 5 Axis Process – 10 Elements of Automation Learn about our rapid tooling capabilities
March 2017 – Article: Short Lead Times for Aluminum Production Molds Learn about our rapid tooling for production mold capabilities
March 2016 – Article: Cutting Aluminum Faster Cutting Aluminum Faster – Rapid Prototype & Production Molds / Tools
June 2015 – Amerimold Speaker June 17th 2015 4pm – 4:45pm SESSION: Plating Aluminum Molds for Optimal Performance
May 2015 – Collaboration with Bales Metal Surface Solutions – Expanding Aluminum’s Potential Session: Expanding Aluminum Mold / Tool Potential
August 2014 – Article: Mold making Technology – How to Bridge the Gap with Aluminum Tooling
March 2014 – Article: Mold making Technology – Is Your Concept of Production Costing You Money?
November 2013 – Article Mold making Technology – Let’s Be Clear About Aluminum
Aluminum Tooling Resin Capabilities
- ABS | Medical Grade ABS
- PC | Medical Grade Polycarbonate
- PC | ABS Blends
- Radal Resin
- And Many More Filled | Unfilled
Rapid Tooling Capabilities
- Rapid Aluminum Tooling
- 3 Weeks or Less
- Rapid Plastic Parts
- Bridge Tooling
- Steel Alloy Tooling
- P-20 Tooling
- 3 Axis CNC
- 5 Axis CNC
- Insert Molding
- 2 – 3 Shot Molding
- MUDD | Independent Bases
- 55T – 330T Molding Machines
- Laser Measuring System
Decorative Plastic Capabilities
- Class A Finishes
- Texture Finishes
- In-Mold Decorating | Labels
- Pad Printing
- Chrome Plating
- Optical Components
- Light Pipes | Guides
- Fresnel Lens
- 3D Printing
- 3D Printed Molds