Prototype Tooling and Production Tooling for Plastic Injection Molded parts
PROTOTYPE & BRIDGE TOOLING
Rapid tooling (Rapid Molding) is becoming the new standard in the industry. It is used for prototype tooling, bridge tooling and for low-volume production tooling. VistaTek’s™ rapid tooling service quickly creates precise molds with high-speed milling capabilities. Depending on the part design and the choice of the plastic resin. You can expect thousands of plastic parts from your rapid tool (mold).
VistaTek's virtually automated system, Class A Toolmakers, expert mold designers and having our Rapid Tooling and Injection Molding divisions are under one roof ensures our customers projects are done correctly and efficiently. Our customers can expect their molds completed and injection molded products in 1-3 weeks. These molds typically will hold up from 50 parts to 100,000 parts.
Why does VistaTek use 7075 T-6 aluminum for mold inserts? Aluminum can be machined faster than tool steel, it transfers heat better at the press and it’s easier to move around the shop. These factors help us deliver molds to you faster, with a much higher quality.
VistaTek takes pride in Outperforming Expectations by making complex custom molds and capturing undercuts with hand pick-outs and manual slides. These molds can be polished, textured and modified to make sure you get the most from your tools.
This method of tooling has been a key for Risk Management. Aluminum tools help lower the risk on a project because they’re faster, cheaper and can run low-volume production or bridge parts until the production tooling comes on-line.
VistaTek also offers Production tooling which can be made from Aluminum or P-20 Steel. Because of our efficiencies aforementioned above, we can complete your production molds much faster the traditional mold shops. Expectations on the life of these molds are 50,000 parts to 1,000,000+.
These molds will include multi-cavity for making large quantities of parts fast with low unit price. We also can automate these tools to include automatic cams for captured complex features and also include tunnel gates to minimize manual sprue removal after production. These molds can be polished and textured to whatever is needed by you, the customer.
Tooling - Acceptable File Formats
We recommend you provide as much data as you can upfront in the quotation process to ensure best cost, lead-times and results.
3D CAD files are used for quoting, mold splits and programming:
- Pro-E (.prt)
- Solidworks (.sldprt)
2D CAD files are used for budgetary quotes and for gathering dimensions and called out notes:
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