Prototype Tooling


Prototype Tooling


In our prototype tooling, we bring state of the art technology together with traditional mold making technics. We offer complete prototype part designs from concept to finished injection molded prototypes. We offer a variety of techniques to accomplish this, dependent upon each customer’s needs, desires, and budgets.

The focus in today’s prototype world has been to create prototypes which mimic the production component, in the areas of precision, part weight, cycle times, and tooling costs. Our goal is to insure that we meet and exceed our customers’ expectations with prototypes that are delivered quickly and  accurately.

Our process begins with meeting and discussing the goals of the customer prototype component and deciding as to the type of prototype tooling that fits their needs. We offer some low volume tooling – aluminum molds, hand molds, MUD molds, and Unit Molds. In some extreme cases, higher volumes are required for prototypes and we may suggest a Bridge tool, where we would completely build out (1) cavity within a multi-cavity production tool. This will allow the customer to test out the prototype component and make changes (if necessary). The balance of the cavities can then be created to the exact specifications of this original cavity. This is a major costs savings going from the prototype process to production.