Production quality parts at low volumes and prototyping speeds
Silicone Molding (also known as RTV molding, Urethane Casting, cast urethane, and Vacuum Casting) is a fabrication method that uses silicone molds to produce production-quality parts, without the high costs and lead times of steel or aluminum tooling.
This process is a quick, cost-effective way to produce 10-200 units with production-level quality. Typically, each silicone mold will produce upto 20 castings.
Silicone moulding is ideal for prototyping elastomeric parts such as complex gaskets and overmolds on rigid parts.
Silicone moulding allows for almost limitless complexity, including sharp internal corners unachievable with CNC machining, and designs without draft or uniform wall-thickness that can’t be injection molded.
Looks-like models for marketing photography, investor pitches, and trade shows
Prototype elastomeric parts such as complex gaskets
Cost effective way to produce 100 EVT units before cutting injection molding tool
Low-volume production orders for customized, small-batch products (20-200 units at a time)