What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from STL or other CAD design files.
Overmould can rapidly transform designs into prototype parts and mould tools thereby accelerating the design process. The process is best adopted for rapid prototyping, complex designs, multipart assemblies, and even functional, end-use parts. A selection of thermoplastic materials can be used in the process to give the look and feel needed for the product.
What is the purpose of Prototyping?
Prototyping is a valuable step in product development. A prototype provides a visualisation of a mould tool on a low volume scale to analyse, test and improve upon before final production begins and large costs are incurred. Any potential design problems can be detected and rectified at this stage of the process and alterations made to your 3D prototype if necessary. The lessons learnt in the prototype phase are then implemented when scaling up for volume production. 3D prototyping can reduce time to market and save money on resources, with the assurance that the exact requirements of the product are met.
Why choose Overmould for
- The Overmould team make project ideas a reality
We are on hand during office hours to discuss your project ideas in full depth and help you decide upon the most appropriate materials and method of production to turn your devices into products, quickly, accurately, and cost effectively.
- Quick turn-around and feedback
We can give prompt feedback on your proposed idea and complete your 3D prototype in a matter of approximately 1-2 weeks.
- We test until its right
Our goal is always to build prototype parts that match the quality of a final production unit. We want to help you properly visualise your design, demonstrate your product to your marketing team or customers, and of course to test and verify that it meets your product requirements.
Considerable engineering goes into building prototyping units, and with two decades of overmoulding experience, we are most successful when we work hand in hand with a customer to create an optimal product.
We analyse and recommend overmould thicknesses, strength requirements, surface requirements, implementation of light pipes, bushing inserts, etc.
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