At the Engineering Resource Center, not only do we produce prototype tools that are capable of producing parts in just a few weeks, but these tools are also capable of running quantities that could help launch your project into production.
Whereas some prototype shops may use soft steel or aluminum to shave time off the build schedule, we use production steel to produce our tools. This allows us the confidence to produce more than just a couple of hundred parts off the tool. We have had some of our prototype tools run tens of thousands of parts without any issue.
Using steel also allows us to sample and run production using highly engineered resins. Many of these materials have aggressive fillers that would normally wear out a prototype tool after hundreds of shots. We have the confidence that our tools can stand up to the most aggressive of materials.
Finally, there is always the possibility that a project may not reach the volumes predicted by ambitious sales and marketing teams. If this is the case, your prototype tool will be able to produce the components you need without spending a lot of capital on new tooling for small volume production. This will keep you within budget and on-time since no new tool build will be necessary.
Turning prototypes into bridge tools is just one of the ways the Engineering Resource Center is here to help. Contact Us for more information.