Design and Development
The constant need to accelerate time to market is clearly recognised by MTC Stourport. More than ever, today’s businesses must be swift and agile.
To ensure customers maintain their competitive position the company provides the most cost effective, reliable and dependable path to meet product development timeframes. Rapid prototyping supports this enabling a fast-track path from concept to production samples. Utilising rapid tooling methods and CNC machining techniques, it is possible to produce CIM components from a 3D CAD model in a short time-scale with minimum investment. Suitable for low volumes to allow customers to see and feel production-like CIM components during their development stage prior to investing in high volume production tooling.
- Machined – Suitable when very low volumes are required in the tens range. Components would be CNC machined from green blanks.
- Rapid Prototypes – Referring to manufacturing a rapid prototype CIM tool. Capable of producing CIM components in small volumes, typically hundreds to low thousands range.
- CIM – A full CIM production tool capable of producing repeatable parts in high volumes, from tens of thousands up to and beyond one million components.