Rapid moulds are made in one to three days from master models. The models used can be Polyjet, SLA, FDM, CNC machined or existing parts. The models are finished and any surface texture on the master will be reproduced in the mould. The mould can be either a single or a multi-cavity mould.
Urethanes are a group of plastics that solidify when a resin and catalyst are combined. They offer a wide range of properties and we try to match the properties you require to one of the materials available. There are urethanes similar to ABS, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate and Nylon. Various properties include, fire retardant, high heat, high impact and fast de-mould time, though not all in the same material.
- Virtually no size limit to cast parts
- Cost effective for short runs of small parts, but especially medium or large parts
- Materials are suitable for production parts
- Some urethanes are neutral and so are easily coloured or the parts can be painted