Because of this, a diverse range of plastics are available for use in a wide variety of prototyping techniques including FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling), Objet/Polyjet printing, SLS and CNC prototyping techniques. Plastics can also be used to manufacture short run injection moulds, blow moulds, production tools, as well as jigs and fixtures.
RapidPro offers the following thermoplastic materials/processes:
- FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) – ABS, Polycarbonate, Polyphenyalsolphone
- Objet/Polyjet printing - Vero, Tango and FullCure
- Selective Laser Sintering – Nylon/Glass Filled Nylon
- CNC- ABS, PC, Acrylic , POM, Nylon and PP
RapidPro also offers vacuum casting as a fast, low cost solution for producing small quantities of functional parts. With a large variety of urethane/elastomers materials available, we are able to mimic production injection moulded parts ranging from soft rubbers (low shore A) to hard plastics (high shore D).
At RapidPro we believe in evaluating each project to review the mechanical properties (and chemical resistance) of the plastic materials available and what is required of the prototype. We focus on tensile, shear and Impact strength properties as the most important indicator of the materials behavior under loading. So if you know the production intent material, we can tune a fast cast material to suit.