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Rapid Tooling

Direct Rapid Tooling with Good Finishing

The direct rapid tooling of X Rapid Technologies is a fast and accurate prototyping service with great cost-effectiveness. The molded parts also embrace good surface finishing.

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Rapid tooling is one of the best methods to test the design of your product. Accuracy is a very important part of rapid tooling. That's why X rapid technologies is offering one-stop direct rapid tooling solutions.

Rapid tooling is a very famous technology to prototype a product or test the designs of that product before launching in the market. It is important to test your product before you are willing to sell it. Direct rapid tooling services are getting more popular across the globe because of the impressive benefits of this tooling process. Let's have a look at the most impressive benefits of this tooling process.

Where to get the best rapid tooling service? 

If you are looking for an efficient and quality direct rapid tooling service, we, X rapid technologies, are at your service. With years of experience in this industry, we make sure to provide our clients with the best-in-class service. We can manufacture a mold within 10 days by using our direct rapid tooling technology without compromising the quality. We understand how much accurate, rapid tooling is important for the success of your product, and our skilled technicians know how to deliver you the best results. Book the best direct rapid tooling service now.  Contact us today for further discussion.

Questions Others Will Ask:

What is direct rapid tooling?

Direct rapid tooling is actually more commonly used during manufacturing than for prototyping. In a short-run production, this type of rapid tooling enables you to create a mold or tool very quickly and begin producing products from it almost immediately.

Which of the following is not a direct rapid tooling method?

Q. Which one of the following is not a direct rapid tooling method?B. Direct AIM (ACES Injection Molding)C. Sand MoldingD. Injection molding

What is direct tooling in additive manufacturing?

Two broad categories of rapid tooling exist: Indirect or Pattern-based Tooling approaches use master patterns to produce a mold or die, and Direct Tooling, where the additive process builds the actual molds.

What is rapid tooling process?

Rapid tooling (RT) and rapid prototyping (RP) is any method or technology that enables one to produce a tool or product quickly. The term rapid tooling refers to RT-driven tooling. A prototype is a 3-D model suitable for use in the preliminary testing and evaluation of a mold, die or product.

Which tooling is belongs to rapid tooling?

RT is generally categorized as soft or hard and direct or indirect tooling as illustrated in Fig. 2. The wide range of materials involved in tooling includes wax, wood, photopolymers, thermal polymers, metals (such as tool steels), ceramics (such as alumina and silica), and composites.

Rapid tooling is a faster manufacturing way compared with traditional injection molding methods. It produces an aluminum, steel, epoxy resin, or silicone tool quickly, which enables one to make a low volume of 100 to 5,000 parts in a short time. The tools can be molds, dies, or patterns. It is a money-saving method to evaluate the tool's or product's processing performances before going into production or testing the market through direct rapid tooling.

X Rapid Technologies can manufacture one mold within 10 days via direct rapid tooling. In this case, we provide a quick way to turn your creative ideas into products with the quality as the conventionally molded ones.

General working process of rapid tooling

The tool is usually created based on a three-dimensional CAD model. Then it is made via CNC machining, 3D printing, or other methods. The tool is then utilized to produce the prototypes or end-use parts. The whole process is usually within a few weeks.

Advantages of rapid tooling

·  Short lead time. Molds or tools can be ready within days or weeks.

·  Easily reproducible.

·  Helps to reduce prototyping and product development cycles.

·  Helps to test the parameters for mass production, such as the materials and product design.

·  Very suitable for short-run production of up to 5,000 parts. 

·  Highly customized for personal application.

·  More cost-effective than conventional tooling methods.

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Short mold-making time and about 1,000 shots per mold tremendously cut the costs of each part.

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Good Surface Finishing after Demoulding

Tailored molds to realize smooth, glossy, and textured surfaces while machining. Multiple ways of surface treatments of direct rapid tooling are also available.

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End-use Quality

We produce high-quality components in line with those of mass production via direct rapid tooling.

Material Options

Any plastics and rubber material of actual production grades, such as ABS, PC, PMMA, PA, POM, etc.

Rapid Tooling FAQs

At X Rapid Technologies, we don’t have the minimum order quantity for direct rapid tooling. If it is for plastic part molding, the quantity is usually dozens or hundreds of parts. If the amount is too small, the tool cost is hardly offset by the product cost. Then rapid tooling is not necessary.

No matter if it is for prototype fabrication or short-run production, those finishings available for plastic parts can all be done with rapid tooling parts.

It depends on the quantities, product sizes, and finishing. It often takes longer than other rapid prototyping methods.

Direct rapid tooling is widely applied for the production of light usage or the short-run manufacturing of large parts within a short turnaround time. It could be prototype fabrication or end-use product manufacturing.

Besides direct rapid tooling, for rapid prototyping services, we provide CNC machining, vacuum casting, 3D printing, extrusion, and die casting. There is also another rapid injection molding service that uses molds like rapid tooling. It is reaction injection molding.