Rutland Plastics offers a rapid prototyping service using an Objet Connex 350 3D printer to create finely detailed functional rapid prototypes. These high quality plastic models can withstand rigorous product testing. This gives you confidence in the final design before committing to a production version.
These high resolution plastic prototypes are as close as you can get to the final manufactured product. Smooth surfaces, fine details and moving parts enable form, fit and function to be accurately tested. Models are tough enough to withstand machining or drilling and designers can add finishing touches such as paint or chrome plate.
An ability to combine two different prototyping materials in varying proportions makes it possible to economically create realistic prototypes or assemblies that are manufactured from a mixture of materials. The resulting composite materials simulate polypropylene, ABS, transparent (similar to acrylic), high temperature with high impact and a wide range of rubber-like materials.
Prototypes can be printed as a complete item or made up of a number of individually printed components. Applications include transparent parts, translucent models showing internal details, texture and print simulation, seals and gaskets, living hinges and over-moulding and two-shot injection moulding prototypes.
As a long established plastic injection moulder Rutland Plastics offers a full range of services in addition to rapid prototyping. These include design, tooling and moulding to machining and assembly. When you are ready to proceed to injection moulded components Rutland Plastics can help you with this also.