Overmold Rapid Tooling
ProtoTool & Injection Molding
PROJECT – Fabricate low-volume tooling and deliver 30 overmold parts to client for testing using the same material that will be used in eventual high-volume production tooling.
ISSUE – Very short time line of two weeks to fabricate two tools, runs parts and ship to client.
SOLUTION – Tight time line management and detailed communication to ensure no time is lost.
RESULT – Parts delivered to client within 12 days of client green lighting project. Part quality exceeded expectations.
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This project was the true definition of a rapid tooling project. Time line below:
RFQ – HLH receives an RFQ for 2 tools and parts. Recommendations to client by HLH is to make adjustments on radius and injection mold points – 1 Day.
DFM – Client reviews and accepts HLH recommendations per DFM report provided by HLH – 1 Day.
DAY 1 – Project starts, client confirms drawings and mold fabrication begins.
DAY 12 – HLH runs test parts and ships to client.
Day 14 – Client receives parts.
SERVICE:Â Rapid Tooling and Injection molding part run
QUANTITY:Â Tools – 30 Parts
MATERIALS:Â P20 & Aluminium MATERIALS PARTS: PP/GF30+SEBS
FINISHING:Â Straight From Mold
LEAD TIME:Â 14 Days
This project was a success because both parties communicated effectively and made decisions quickly.
Rapid projects require quick decisions to hit time lines. Decisions that are made need to be acted on same day.