There are many ways of producing prototype parts from 3D models. We can help you choose the right type depending on requirements and complexity. Please see below for some of the options and processes available.
SLA is a rapid prototyping process that uses a vat of liquid UV-curable photopolymer resin and a UV laser to build parts one layer at a time. SLA rapid prototyping is a greatprocess for concept models, master patterns and tradeshow models.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
SLS is a rapid prototyping process that uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of powder to build parts one layer at a time. SLS rapid prototyping is a great process for functional testing and for low volume manufacturing.
High quality vacuum castings are produced by ensuring first class master models are utilized in this process. As the tooling process takes every detail of the master model and copies it, it is essential the master pattern is as accurate and well finished as possible. Masters are usually made via the SLA route but SLS CNC or Hand made models have all been used successfully.
Larger sized plastic components are produced by rapid injection manufacture. This is a cold injection process that does not require pre-heating of moulds or post curing of castings. In addition, several moulds can be cast consecutively, leading to shortened production times.