One of the early steps in the process of product development is the creation of a prototype.
We support our clients at every stage of the product development process and have a range of prototyping capabilities to assist you early in the product development cycle. This allows you to confidently test the functionality of your products prior to committing to further manufacturing investments.
What prototype services do we offer?
At our in-house facilities, we have the capability to produce products and/or component SLA printed working prototypes as well as aluminium tooling, pre-toughened tooling and CNC-machined prototypes.
Product and component prototypes
One of the early steps in the process of product development is the creation of a prototype. WSM Plastics has the capability to provide 3D rapid prototype parts, printed and assessed using our in-house Stratasys printing machine. This allows our customers to validate the design, form, fit and function and quickly check any design errors in a short timeframe.
Pre-production prototypes from a mould tool enable the manufacture of a low volume production batch for your project. Typically the pre-production parts are made from the same plastic as the final manufactured product so as to allow for realistic testing & field trials and any further research on the part before mass production. WSM Plastics prototype tools can be manufactured from anodised aluminium, pre-toughened steel or stainless steel giving you a version of the final product to work with.
Why use us?
Over 25 years' experience in tool making and plastic injection moulding manufacture.
- Bespoke solutions
- A responsive supply chain
- A UK-based technical team
- A UK-based project management team
- In-house design support
- Bridge tooling
- Serial production tooling
- Engineering grade polymers
- Rapid prototypes
- A proud member of Made in Britain
- Low and high volume production
- DFM feedback
- Material expertise
- Alternative far east tooling and production solutions
Clear benefits for your business
To find out more about how WSM Plastics can benefit your business visit our contact us page.
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