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Rapid Prototyping Capabilities
I have a small one time order for castings, do I really have to buy tooling? The answer is No. We can take your 3D CAD file and produce an RP pattern. We would then process the pattern just like a wax pattern would be processed during the investment casting process.
I have been told that the tooling cost is very high due to complex features. What are my options? TPM often runs long production runs of parts with very complex geometries. Traditional tooling for very complex parts (see photos 1&2 above) can be in excess of $80K! That is a lot of money and can greatly effect the customers cash flow. We can greatly reduce the initial impact on cash flow and often lower your long term cost for complex parts.
I may change the design and don't want to invest in a tool yet. This is a perfect application for a casting made from a RP pattern. TPM can produce a casting and you can confirm the fit, form and function and make the necessary changes before investing in a tool.
I need a casting quickly what are my options? A rapid prototype casting produced to your 3D CAD file can typically be delivered from PO to your door within a few weeks dependent upon required post cast operations and part geometry. This is a significant time savings compared to 10 weeks made from a traditional tool for samples.
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What Our Customers Say...
"TPM was a huge help in helping us understand the tooling we owned and teaching us about the casting process"
"We are very pleased with the response time on RFQs, lead times on orders and the quality of the parts upon delivery."