Metal prototypes are primarily used for functional testing and require longer lead times than most other rapid prototype techniques.
While they are best suited to relatively simple geometries, they are capable of withstanding high temperatures and pressures to ensure accurate testing.
Various rapid prototyping techniques are used to make metal parts, tools and prototypes:
Depending on geometry and material requirements, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling can be a more cost effective way to produce a prototype.
We can machine Stainless steel, Tool steel, Aluminum and Titanium (Plastic / Foam to customer specifications) on our 3 Axis CNC machine.
Table size 1000 x 500mm
We can produce wax patterns for investment casting, eliminating the need for expensive silicon moulds. Investment casting is suitable for precious metals, bronze, stainless steel and aluminium.