Rapid Tooling Services

Quickly and low cost get your molded parts with the production-grade material and technology process by using the rapid tooling, for low volume rapid injection molding.

What is Rapid Tooling?

Rapid tooling is often referred to as prototype tooling, bridge tooling, or soft tooling. Rapid tooling is a crucial step on the path to production. Its definition of tooling involves manufacturing used to create products, such as rapid injection molds, rapid die-cast molds, sheet metal prototype molds, quick and easy jigs and fixtures, and other custom parts. Create rapid tooling to conduct trial production of hundreds or even thousands of parts before mass production is a very useful step for design optimization, functional testing, or pre-production verification.

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Reasons to Choose Rapid Tooling

Whether to choose rapid tooling will depend on three basic factors: delivery, cost and acceptable quality. Those are the three primary differences between rapid tooling vs conventional tooling.

  • Delivery: Faster manufacturing and shorter cycle time. This is particularly useful in instances where low-volume manufacturing is extremely time-sensitive.
  • Cost: More cost-effective than conventional tooling. Because rapid tooling system is a simplified tooling process that takes less time and requires less human labor to get to market.
  • Quality: Compared with conventional tooling, parts manufactured by rapid soft tooling systems are generally less durable and have a shorter service life. However, the affordability of minimally quality has a positive impact on your profits.
  • Advantages of WayKen Rapid Tooling Services

  • With experience in CNC machining, EDM machining, 3D printing, and special finishing in product development, we can prove that we specialize in rapid production tooling and rapid injection mold.
  • Turn over your low-volume plastic parts of specific material within 2-5 weeks while exceeding your highest expectations.
  • Our services can help you speed up the pre-production testing and verification, bridge the gap to production, and use a more complete design to put into production and enter the market faster.
  • What is Rapid Injection Molding?

    Rapid injection molding is a production method in which rapid tooling is applied to plastic injection molding, which meaning not only can manufacture hundreds of pilot runs production for testing prototype parts close to the final product, but also provide on-demand production of end-use parts for the low volume injection mold.

    Why Choose WayKen for Rapid Injection Molding?

    At WayKen, We use injection molding in tandem with our rapid tooling capabilities, allowing us to produce low-volume injection molded parts quickly and cost-efficiently. WayKen takes a proactive approach to plastic projects, providing cost-effective and rationalized advice from designs, materials, production processes, manufacturability, etc. We determine your best pathway to the marketplace based on your project’s goals and expectations, and provide better solutions for your investment in tool life and process technologies, to ensure the success of your project.

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    How Rapid Injection Molding Works?

    Need as few as 100 or more than 100,000 molded plastic parts? Rapid injection mold is a cost-effective solution for your product development.

    Optimized Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

    Design for manufacturability (DFM) covers every aspect of the injection molding process from part design, mold tooling design, and materials selection to processing. No need to wait for production to reveal issues with design, because with optimized design for manufacturability, our engineers will ensure your parts can be tooled and molded to scale as cost-effectively as possible.

    Choose the Right Material of Mold Tools

    The right material of mold tools will involve considerations such as intended use, volume requirements, and expected investment, as well as design complexity, mold structure, and so on. Not sure which tooling materials to choose? We will help you weigh each of these advantages to find the best rapid tooling solution for your product needs.
    We can make rapid mold tools from Aluminum 7075, P20, and NAK80 semi-hardened steels and H13 fully-hardened steel. We also offer standard SPI finishes, EDM texturing and a range of etched textures including Mold-Tech® MT series and VDI® 3400 series.

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    Cost-effective Mold Manufacturing Process

    In order to fully satisfy the need for rapid production and low cost reduction, normally we utilize the Master Unit Die Quick-Change (MUD) System which is proven to save tooling process time and reduce costs. Even more importantly, engineering changes involve only the MUD mold insert, not an entire standard mold base. You can also group several similar parts together on what is known as a family tool for greater savings. In addition, manual or semi-automatic inserts are also often used in rapid mold tooling.
    WayKen begins the design review process with you and our design engineers. We believe that a great tooling solution means full communication meanwhile ensure you can get available resources selection.

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