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Utilising the most Efficient Processes

3d printing Prototyping

Prototyping Procedure

At Europlaz we use the latest design technology to provide advanced surfacing and fully integrated manufacturing applications. Our aim is to improve effectiveness, saving you time and costs by minimising design revisions and lead times.

The in house design team will continuously assess your product to ensure we are utilising the most efficient manufacturing processes.

This is done by:

Polymer selection: suitability to meet client specifications and suggestions on alternatives to existing materials.

Mould flow analysis: fast track suggestions on improving mouldability.

Manufacturing Prototypes

Europlaz adopt rapid prototype model manufacture, by means of:

  • Steriolithography, SLA & SLS
  • High speed CNC machining
  • Vacuum casting (polyurethane)
  • Vacuum forming
  • Prototype mould tool design, aluminium or steel.
  • Single or multi-cavity mould tool design, including hot runner systems and robotics, where required.
  • Design assessment of existing tools, with suggestions to improve or extend tool longevity
3D printing machine
3 D printing

3D Printing

Having a representative prototype of your product at an early stage in the development process provides insight into design features, tactility, function and can eliminate costly errors encountered further in the design process.  We can provide this to you through a full 3D printing service for the production of prototypes, fixtures, jigs and mock-ups.

We offer a full suite of materials that replicate materials from rubber through to metal and can offer extremely short lead-times.  As this service is provided solely for our clients as part of our project services, you will benefit from the same expertise working on the 3D prints as those working on full scale production, giving the benefit of ensuring the 3D samples are compatible with planned future manufacturing methods.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements or if you have any questions.

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