Prototype
Guidelines

 

Rapid Tooling process into four distinct elements.

Each element plays an integral part within our process and together they allow us to produce an extremely high quality tool in 20-25 days.

Dates —

When is the quote needed? When will the order be written? When is the design freeze? When are parts needed at your facility?

Geometry —

The more data you can provide us about your project the better we can make your project a success.

Examples of Geometry in Order of Preference:

  • BEST: 3D STEP, Wireframe data, detailed prints and drawings of multiple parts in the assembly view.
  • BETTER: Detailed component prints with component volume.
  • GOOD: Isometric views of the components with overall dimensions and some detail.
  • ADEQUATE: Hand sketches or rough prints.

Material  —

Resin Type, manufacturer and grade; Material color (PMS#) Surface finish.

  • In short, a PMS number corresponds to a specific color and is a specific number, e.g. 2258 C.
  • PMS stands for Pantone Matching System and is a standardized color matching system. To find a Pantone number, you can visit Pantone’s website.

Prototype Quantity  —

How many parts do you need? Life expectancy of your program.

For tooling and piece parts. We meet or beat all qualified competitor quotes.

Target Costs —

Terms  —

Our standard terms are: 50% due upon purchase order. Balance billed NET30 from shipment.

  • Net 30 refers to a payment term where the payment for goods or services is due in full 30 days after the transaction has completed.

Miscellaneous Information —

Mold design requirements, are detailed drawings needed, replacement parts stocked, MUD unit or independent base, Mold Flow, etc. Special packaging requirements for your order.