Rapid Prototyping, sometimes known as rapid prototyping or bridge tooling, is a fast and cost-efficient way to carry out low-volume injection molding for a variety of types of plastic parts. Once the aluminum or steel mold has been created with the rapid prototyping process, it can be utilized as a part of a molding process to create multiple copies of a part. Rapid prototyping is therefore used to create moldings for rapid prototyping needs in a shortened timeframe or to bridge the gap before high-volume production.
At XTJ, we combine our experience, engineering capabilities, and advanced technology to produce high-quality rapid tooling solutions for prototypes and short production runs. Our team works directly with each customer to ensure that we create the perfect solution. Our experience speaks for itself. The team at XTJ is well-equipped to handle your rapid tooling and mass production mold-making requirements. If you are ready to start mass production, learn more about our injection molding services.
Benefits of Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping Services
When you talk to our team about your project they will give you advice on the best manufacturing process to use when making your product.
The main prototyping services we use include:
3D Printing Rapid Prototypes
SLA & SLS rapid prototypes are ideal for rapid, one-off prototypes. 3D printing process we offer:
CNC Machining Prototyping
Using our imported 3, 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centers, our skilled machinists can make CNC machined prototypes using a wide range of plastics and metals including aluminum, steel, brass, copper, and titanium.
You can also use materials like wood, foam, and fiberglass.
Many customers turn to CNC machining to have their prototypes produced out of more durable materials for functional testing. It’s especially useful for prototyping functional parts in metal or clear PMMA, providing high repeatability and advanced mechanical properties. Our team can help you decide if a CNC machined prototype is right for your project.
RIM Rapid Injection Prototypes
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) is the process by which molded polyurethane (PU) parts are made.
In the process, two liquid components are mixed and injected into the mold where they chemically react and cure, which forms the polyurethane polymer parts. It’s an excellent choice for larger plastic parts produced in short run or low volume production quantities.
Work With A PRO
Routing aluminum is not an easy task, but with XTJ Machining, you can trust that we have the experience to deliver the best quality work with passion and precision. We are known for our quality, on-time delivery, and expert service in the industry. Your satisfaction is paramount. That’s why we use only premium materials, machinery, and techniques to produce quality CNC machining services that exceed your expectations.