At each stage of the design process (from concept, functional component to production tooling) the element of risk needs to be negated. This can only be reduced with an increase in the confidence level – inversely proportional.
To build this level of understanding, parts need to be tested to their limits in their intended environment.
Where a prototype parts need to have greater functionality and high accuracy there is a wide variety of engineering plastics available each with it’s own manufacturing technique.
RP evaluates the project, reviews the mechanical properties (and chemical resistance) of the plastic materials available.
We focus on tensile, shear and Impact strength properties as the most important indicator of the material\s behaviour under loading.
RapidPro offers the following thermoplastic materials/processes
RapidPro also offers Silicone rubber tooling as a fast, low cost solution for producing small quantities of functional parts.
With a large variety of urethane/elastomers materials available we are able to mimic production injection moulded parts ranging from soft rubbers (low shore A) to hard plastics (high shore D) even glass filled.
If you know the production intent material we can tune a fast cast material to suit.
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RapidPro is an Australian based rapid manufacturing bureau specialising in prototypes and parts for form, fit and function. Rapid prototyping has become an essential part of the manufacturing process, turning CAD files into physical parts, patterns and 3D models for form, fit and function testing.
Producing rapid prototypes and digitally manufactured parts, our rapid prototypes are made locally, and exported globally. Incorporating Australia's largest FDM build centre and the Australasian branch of RedEye On Demand, RapidPro is able to use all modern prototyping techniques and surface finishes to ensure you get an accurate, fully repeatable prototype on time and on budget.
Our team of experts work with you, to take your product from concept to completion. We also manufacture inhouse, nationally and internationally from your 3D CAD files to produce accurate, repeatable and function prototypes and tools to shorten your time to market.
Working with all industries, inventors and students to achieve their desired outcomes, we understand the need for confidentiality. Your privacy is of utmost concern to us and discretion is guaranteed. Please see Our Policy for more details. We are also happy to sign Non-Disclosure agreements supplied by our clients if required.