Industrial Rubber is able to offer a first class Prototype facility.
ONCE THE INITIAL COMPONENT DESIGN HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIAL RUBBER CAN TAKE THE PROJECT TO THE NEXT STAGE. USING OUR IN HOUSE EXPERTISE AND OUR ESTABLISHED STRATEGIC PARTNERS WORKING EITHER FROM SAMPLES, 2D DRAWINGS OR 3D CAD DATA WE CAN OFFER;
- 3D Printed models in hard plastic to illustrate shapes
- 3D printing in the latest “rubber like” materials to give some idea of the feel of the part
- 3D printing of a soft tool and casting the component in a flexible rubber material
- Manufacture of a prototype tool to manufacture the part in the correct material producing a fully functional component. This can also be used for low volume production
Industrial Rubber often recomend making prototypes as they can help establish both materials and processes suitable for volume production giving a high degree of certainty that the final design will work before money and time are committed to expensive production tooling
Industrial Rubber working closely with a Customer at the early stage of rubber moulding development will reduce cost and improve component function derived from our thorough understanding of materials and their performance characteristics.