IntroductionIn the engineering market, rapid innovation and product introduction is getting ever more important. After all, rapid introduction of new innovations gives you a competitive edge. Shorter development times also reduce the time to break-even. Rapid Prototyping makes this possible. ERIKS offers various services that drastically reduce the development time of rubber products.
Using Rapid Prototyping, models can be produced from rubber-like materials and plastics in just a few days, saving weeks of production and delivery time.
Because of its expertise in rubber technology, engineers often involve ERIKS in new product development. In the past, the first step was investing in a test mould. That would cost anywhere between € 300 and € 1000, and the delivery time was 4 to 6 weeks. If the design had to be changed, you had to go through the same process again.
3D Printing Rapid PrototypingThe possibilities of ERIKS' rapid prototyping technologies are limitless. Using computer animation tools such as SolidWorks, ERIKS makes 3D models on its in-house 3D printer. You can analyse these test models fully. You can see straight away if the shape has been properly developed and whether further development is required. You might even get new ideas!
This innovative development means a step change in terms of quality. Rubber-plastic combinations, sharper details, extremely smooth surfaces, tolerances up to 0.1 mm at a minimum wall thickness of 0.6 mm.
For more information on 3D printing, complete the form below and you can immediately upload a drawing in .stp or .stl file type. You can also upload drawings and sketches in other formats, which ERIKS will convert into the right type. Another option is for ERIKS to co-engineer the design with you and make a 3D drawing to your specifications.