We offer four different plastic prototyping solutions to suit your needs. Our engineering staff is here to help you design your part for best molding practices, as well as to help you decide the most economical way to prototype.
Getting a product to market faster provides a significant competitive advantage that often results in increased revenue and market share. While there are many facets to a winning go-to-market strategy, design changes, prototyping and building molds can delay a product launch.
Acceleration Station™ services, from DPI, produce high-quality plastic parts faster. These services, including the Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) additive manufacturing process, deliver production and prototype parts in days, not weeks without tooling. Carbon DLS is up to 100 times faster than traditional additive methods. Acceleration Station protocols adheres precisely to your specifications, performance and safety standards.
If only a few samples are needed to test the fit, form and function for a material similar to the design material, machining may be the best way to go. Our machining department is capable of supplying a quick turnaround of those machined parts.
Soft Steel Tools
If molded samples are needed in the specific design material because the molded-in stress could affect the function tests, we can provide a prototype or limited quantity molds in a hurry. Actual lead times will vary depending on the complexity of the part design. However, we have been able to supply tools in just two to three weeks. With our single-source concept, Diversified Plastics is able to help with part design, build the tool, run sample parts and provide a fully dimensional first article report.
FDMs (Fused Deposition Modeling)
Diversified Plastics. has partnered with a rapid prototype house to supply FDM samples. This process heats plastic material and pushes it through a controlled nozzle. The advantage of FDM is that the resins used in this process more closely match injection molding grades. Thus the parts will function in a similar way as the molded production parts.
Whatever your prototype requirements, we have the experience and expertise to fulfill your plastic prototyping needs.
- One or two samples
- 10 or 1,000 pieces
- Aluminum or P20 soft steel molds
- MUD units or P20 mold bases with hardened tool cavities
- 3D printed parts or injection molds