Rapid Tooling

101 prototype has it's own steel mold and plastic injection production line, which can provide low volume production for customers and use the real plastic material but not the resin.


Q:What's the rapid steel mold?

A:Rapid steel mold is a kind of rapid tooling for low volume production. Based on the same mold frame but change the mold core can save the lead time and cost.


Q: What lead times are available?

A: Tooling lead times range from 1-2 weeks.


Q: Can part have undercuts?

A: Parts can be molded with undercuts. Cams, slides, and lifters can be incorporated into the tooling. For low part volumes, hand loaded inserts can be used to keep costs down.


Q: Do I need draft?

A: As with any plastic part that is to be injection molded, draft is needed. The degree of draft is dependent on several factors, depth of draw, surface finish, textures.