Shakopee, Minnesota: ProtoFast parts from Rubber Industries are the real thing – genuine production quality parts, not mere prototype parts – molded from print to production in just 10 working days.
Available in custom rubber and LSR (liquid silicone rubber), this ProtoFast service utilizes production grade tooling and dedicated molding equipment. The advantage over conventional prototype processes is that the ProtoFast process allows for faster and more accurate evaluations of the component design. Where time to market is critical, bypassing a not always reliable prototype process saves weeks and months that could be lost re-working failed prototype designs. The ProtoFast service speeds up starting production runs.
Using the ProtoFast service, designers can evaluate and test various rubber formulations simultaneously. These include thermoset materials, silicones, fluouroelastomers, fluorosilicones, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and TPR. Complete in-house elastomer testing facilities and formulation monitoring systems are available to assure materials meet customer quality requirements. These include specific industry performance requirements including contamination, UV and chemical resistance, plus other features such as insulation, bonding and sealing.
Once the appropriate material is selected and formulated, the supplier of the ProtoFast service, Rubber Industries, Inc., will build a single cavity mold and produce 12 sample parts in just 10 working days.
After a prototype part is successfully designed and tested, Rubber Industries has complete rubber and silicone production facilities to perform the complete manufacturing process including high volume molding, assembly and packaging in any quantity required.
Utilizing the latest injection, transfer and compression molding equipment, Rubber Industries can provide small, medium and large volume production. In addition, the company provides complete in-house milling and cryogenic de-flashing capabilities combined with special packaging and assembly services.