In order to be successful, the process of making tool and part prototypes requires a high level of skill and experience. You can rely on the specialists at Prototype Casting to help you transform even the most intricate plans into reality. All of the different casting methods have their own advantages, such as the speed with which they can produce a part or the thickness of its walls or the complexity of its geometric design. Rubber plaster molding and quick investment casting procedures will be compared, as well as the benefits of each, so you can make an informed decision about which casting method is right for you. What is Rubber Plaster Mold Casting and how does it work.
For prototype molds with limited production quantities, Rubber Plaster Molding is best suited for aluminum and magnesium parts. The average manufacturing period is 2-5 weeks, and this allows for simpler design revisions to the part's geometry if necessary.
up to 250 units a year is ideal for this type of production
Supports designs with thin walls and sophisticated geometric alterations, as well as the ability to replicate the original tooling's surface quality.
Investment in a Short Time Casting is a method that can be scaled up for large-scale production.
For aluminum, magnesium, zinc and stainless steel tooling, casting is the ideal option, with an average production time of as low as two days, depending on the intricacy of the design.
produces 5,000 units per year at high speeds, and has the ability to make complicated and complex geometries with a variety of different wall thicknesses.
Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each casting method before selecting which is ideal for you. It is strongly advised that you use rubber plaster molding to produce big volumes of prototypes that you don't require right away. Although this silicone tooling may be used to create hundreds of units without degradation, the production time is significantly greater than with quick investment molding. With aluminum and magnesium, this method is best suited for casting electronic closures and light-weight components. They do precisely what their name implies: they invest quickly. Depending on the complexity and strength of the casting alloys, this process can drastically reduce production time. Magnesium and aluminum can have walls as thin as.080 inches, whereas stainless steel has a tolerance of.125 inches. Thinner walls can be achieved with the use of zinc, a malleable alloy that is also denser than most others. Your time limits, design intricacy, and personal preferences all play a role in determining which approach is best for your prototype casting needs.