Rapid Tooling Experts in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Rapid Tooling for Streamlined Development,
Low Volume Production & Mass Customization
What is the benefit of Rapid Tooling? A tool is designed similar to conventional tooling, printed in 1-3 days and then used to process conventional materials in conventional processes. The ability to print rapid-tooling allows for engineers and product designers to prove out designs, test minimum viable products or create ready to use products without a conventional 3-8 week lead time.
Casting patterns can be created through a myriad of printing methods, though we have two favorites: RealWax Printing and Stereolithography Quickcast. Wax printing is ideal for small detailed parts from wedding rings to knee implants. The high-resolution, low ash content and low melting temperatures make this product a perfect replacement for traditional casting waxes. The stereolithography Quickcast process is more conducive to industrial components like large impellers, turbines, and manifolds.
We also have experience with specialized tooling applications in tube bending dies, die casting mold inserts and carbon fiber layup tooling.