Through our partners, Project Engineering can offer a wide range of metal and plastics prototyping services including;
Fabrication is the term used to describe cutting, forming and welding of steel plates and sections into useful parts and products. We can provide profiling (laser, plasma and water jet), forming and welding services to construct prototype or commercial version of your product.
The term machining is used to describe the precision removal of material from a piece of stock (usually metal or engineering plastic). Very high levels of accuracy can be achieved. Machined parts are usually incorporated with parts to make a complete machine, but can be products in their own right.
Model making is used to construct scale models of a product to test the likely performance, practicality or visual appearance of a particular design at an early stage of development without incurring the expense of a full-sized mock-up or prototype.
Rapid Prototyping enables the quick fabrication of physical models using 3D CAD data. Used in a wide range of industries, Rapid prototyping allows companies to turn innovative ideas into successful end products rapidly and efficiently. Rapid prototyping is desired by companies as it decreases development time and costly mistakes.
Vacuum casting is a casting process for elastomers using a vacuum to draw the liquid material into the mould. This process is used when air entrapment is a problem, there are intricate details or undercuts, or if the material is fibre or wire reinforced.
Reaction Injection Moulding Casting
Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM) produces parts with intricate detail that are dimensionally stable, chemically resistant, physically tough, and wear resistant. This process is an excellent choice for larger plastic parts produced in short run or low volume production quantities.
A Press is a machine tool that changes the shape of a work piece by the application of pressure. At project engineering we can design and develop the tools needed for this process.
Injection Tooling and Mouldings
Mould or die are the common terms used to describe the tool used to produce plastic parts in moulding. Since moulds have been expensive to manufacture, they were usually only used in mass production where thousands of parts were being produced. Typical moulds are constructed from hardened steel, pre-hardened steel, aluminium, and/or beryllium-copper alloy.
Through Project Engineering and there partners customers can call and get advice on what processes are needed to develop their product.
At Project Engineering we can take the product from the concept stage straight through to the prototype stage.