Are you involved in product designing & development, engineering and other form-giving applications? Then Rapid prototyping must not be a new concept for you. It offers excellent deliverables for various applications and can be used for different purposes. A person can use it for generating a concept, ergonomic testing, functional testing, test fitting and etc. It can also be utilized for small batch productions. There are various rapid prototyping technologies available including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (STL), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and 3D Printing. Each of these technologies have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Regardless of whatever technique you use rapid prototyping follows a number of common basic steps, the first of which is to convert a CAD model into a STL format. Once this is done and the resolution set, the rapid prototyping machine creates sliced layers of the model. Afterwards, the first layer of the model is created and is lowered by the thickness of the succeeding layers. When the process is complete, the model and the supports are removed. Then the material is taken for finishing touches to its surface.
All the rapid prototype systems require a 3D computer model to start the process. In most cases a significant amount of file preparation must be undertaken to get a file to generate a perfect rapid prototype model. But there are only a handful of factories and service bureaus who have a fairly big organization with advanced tools and technologies for delivering the designed product. One such well established company is Arte Tooling Co. Ltd which specializes in rapid prototyping, plastic injection molding, pressure die casting and precision machining.
Here, we deal with SLA & SLS that are the most effective forms of additive rapid prototyping. We use them to deliver fast one off prototypes. We also carry out CNC machining and vacuum casting. CNC machining helps you to have the real material prototypes instead of a SLA or SLS simulant. It can quickly produce parts in an economic way. We often do projects with 50 to 100 sets of components by CNC machining. On the other hand, Vacuum Casting is widely used for producing accurate silicone tools for casting parts with fine details and very thin walls. Compared to Plastic Injection Molding, casting and rapid casting for metal prototypes or low volume production of metal parts is more quick and economic. Arte tooling's casting methods allow us to offer a rapid service - with the delivery of your order within a few days. The High-precision patterns enable us to accurately cast your most complex components to the highest standard and definition.
If you have been looking for a service bureau to outsource your production order, then look no further. Arte Tooling gives the best product delivery with the facility to self-assess the order during production within the specified time. Get detailed information by visiting our website artetooling.com and for acknowledging our various services.
Rapid Prototyping and Technologies