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    Discussion in 'Prototyping & low-volume processes' started by jevnyprototype, May 30, 2014.

    1. jevnyprototype

      jevnyprototype Member

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      I had discuss with our engineers to what is the best way to low volume production?

      Most of our colleagues think the vacuum casting is the best way,how about your idea.welcome to your any comments.
       
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    3. Matt Coughlin

      Matt Coughlin Active Member

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      Low volume production of what? Depends on the product of course...could be 3D printing, machining, etc.
       
    4. Aprototype

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      There are an increasing number of platforms to get low volume order estimates. But if your question is about which process, it will depend on your design, material, and precision requirements, etc.

      You can also request free design for manufacturing consultations with different low volume suppliers. One example is www.aprototype.tech - you can request an estimate or a free consultation with your CAD and take it from there.
       
    5. FernandoGarza

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      Hi, can you elaborate on what kind of product you are trying to do?. Low productions of plastics can be done by creating solicon molds out of 3D printed parts, you can also make low productions of metal parts by various methods not only machining.

      Regards,
       
    6. john12

      john12 Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      As the others have mentioned it really depends on the item - the size, application, material, requirements of the prototype (is it just for visual testing or for functional testing etc.).

      There are lots of great prototyping services out there, just as Shapeways and Protomold/Case
       
    7. GoodCat

      GoodCat Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      For mass production

      If you produce small metal parts that do not experience very heavy loads, then yes, pressure casting in vacuum is one of the best production methods.

      If the parts are experiencing serious stress, then none of the types of casting will not suit you, here the best way is hot stamping.

      When it comes to plastic parts, this is a great way to do serial production.

      For the manufacture of prototypes or batches of up to 100 pieces:

      There are many options for the manufacture of parts for prototip, but one thing I can say is absolutely certain: this method of obtaining parts will be the most inappropriate

      If you are really interested in the answer to this question, provide more details: what kind of material? What size is this item? How many parts per year / quarter do you produce?
       

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