Rapid Prototyping and 3-D Printing

3-D Printing

3-D Printing

One of the top priorities in custom extruded plastic is making sure your design is good to go
before we begin production. That’s why we’re pioneers in rapid prototyping techniques,
including 3-D printing.

3-D printing, also called stereolithography, is a process that allows us to convert two dimensional
CAD drawings into tangible, three-dimensional plastic prototypes within a matter of hours. This rapid prototyping technology enables us to help you gain a true visualization of how your profile will look upon completion. And here’s the best part:

This service allows us to provide you with a workable prototype before incurring any production costs.

Click here to request a quote or submit a design you want us to convert to a 3-D prototype.

Prototyping Extrusion Line

If you are not sure what you want or need—thickness, color, feel, or design—then give us a call and we can discuss your options. Since we have two machine shops, we can offer inexpensive prototype tooling in as little as 72 hours. With our Technology Center’s Prototyping Extrusion Line and R & D staff, we can offer you samples in quantities as little as 10 feet or semi-production runs of over 1,000 feet. We can run a number of different profiles to give you some options, or run your profile in multiple materials. We can even change design parameters (wall thickness) while we are running.

The profile design process begins with an idea. Our industry-leading engineers, who hold multiple degrees in Plastics Engineering and have many years of experience, will work side by side with you on the design of your plastic profile.

We can take your “back-of-the-napkin design” and develop and optimize your plastic profile product using state-of-the-art AutoCAD tools. Our engineers will advise you on form and function issues defining profile tolerances and material requirements.

We will offer advice on your choice and cost of materials and then refine your design before you incur any production costs. With over 40 years of experience extruding plastic profiles, in-depth knowledge of cutting edge plastics, and state-of-the-art equipment, we can offer you the best profile design team in the industry.

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