Rapid Tooling Service

Achieve success with KUSLA Prototype’s high-quality and cost-effective rapid tooling services. Fast turnaround, advanced technology, and skilled engineers for your product development needs.

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3D Printed mold tooling

3D printers have been shaking up the mold-making industry for years by producing fast and affordable plastic molds and unique metal molds that enable complex design, mass customization, and accelerated production times.

Rapid Aluminum Tooling

Aluminum tooling is a mold-making method used for low-volume injection molding. Since aluminum is nowhere near as hard as steel, an aluminum mold can be machined in a fraction of the time.

Rapid Steel Tooling

Steel is a durable and high-quality material that lasts longer. It is more suitable for producing molds from engineering-grade plastics and for high-volume production runs. However, it is more costly than aluminum and may take more time to make mold tooling and prototypes.

Our Services

KUSLA Prototype is a leading rapid tooling service provider in China that offers high-quality and cost-effective quick tooling services to customers from various industries.

Whether you need a prototype, a low-volume production or a mass production, we can help you achieve your goals with our rapid tooling services.

We use advanced technologies and equipment to create rapid molds and parts with fast turnaround time and high accuracy. We can also provide various surface finishing and assembly options for your parts.

Low Volume Manufacturing

Flexible, cost-effective low-volume manufacturing for 10-100,000 units. Minimize risk, accelerate time-to-market, and optimize production costs. Agility and quick turnaround for on-demand manufacturing.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is a process used in product development to quickly create physical prototypes of a design or concept. It involves using specialized techniques, tools,…

Rapid tooling Specification

Mold3D printed polymerCNC Machined aluminumCNC Machined soft steel
Accuracy +/- 0.1+/- 0.05+/- 0.01
Mold cost<$200$2,000 – $5,000$10,000 – $30,000
Lead time to final parts1-3 days2-3 weeks3-5 weeks
Ideal production volume<500500 – 10,001,000-10000
ApplicationsRapid prototyping
Custom injection molding
Short-run injection molding
Short-run injection moldingShort-run injection molding

Advantages of Rapid Tooling

  • Accelerated Time to Market: Speeds up both prototype and product production, reducing time spent in prototyping and expediting the time to market.
  • Custom Mold Creation: Allows for custom mold design with flexible dimensions and materials, facilitating quality control testing for material selection.
  • Thorough Design and Functionality Testing: Enables quick creation of prototypes and molds, allowing for extensive testing, adjustments, and improvement of design functionality and market appeal.
  • Increased ROI: Shortens product development time, aiding in faster returns on investment (ROI) due to reduced production and prototyping costs.

What is rapid tooling?

Rapid tooling involves the production of a tool or mold that enables manufacturers to rapidly-produce parts of a product that would function as a tool. it is the group of techniques used to fabricate tooling fast, at low cost, and efficiently for traditional manufacturing processes to create parts on a slim timeline or in lower quantities. 

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FAQs About Rapid Tooling

Prototype injection molding is a process of creating molds and parts quickly and cheaply for prototyping and low-volume production purposes. It uses various materials that can be shaped by injecting them into a mold.

These materials are called thermoplastics, which are plastics that can be melted and solidified repeatedly. There are many types of thermoplastics, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for different applications.

Some of the most popular or common thermoplastics for prototype injection molding are:

  • Acrylic: Acrylic is a clear and rigid plastic that has good optical properties, weather resistance, and impact strength. It is suitable for making transparent parts, such as lenses, windows, and displays.
  • ABS: ABS is a tough and durable plastic that has good mechanical properties, heat resistance, and surface finish. It is suitable for making parts that require strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability, such as housings, enclosures, and gears.
  • Nylon: Nylon is a strong and flexible plastic that has good abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, and self-lubricating properties. It is suitable for making parts that require wear resistance, friction reduction, and impact resistance, such as bearings, bushings, and hinges.
  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene is a lightweight and versatile plastic that has good chemical resistance, fatigue resistance, and electrical insulation. It is suitable for making parts that require low cost, high volume, and recyclability, such as containers, packaging, and medical devices.
  • Polyethylene: Polyethylene is a soft and flexible plastic that has good impact resistance, moisture resistance, and low density. It is suitable for making parts that require flexibility, toughness, and low weight, such as bottles, bags, and toys.