Silicone moulding is generally the best way of producing small product runs. It is a more cost effective process than general machining/printing as we can produce high quality replicas much faster than printing/machining. This offers a more affordable approach to clients without compromising on quality and generally much faster to produce than 3D printing for instance.
Once we produce a silicone mould, we can also cast the replicas in many other material finishes. Including clear cast resin, pigmented resins, different rubber densities, resins with minimal shrinkage for high accuracy. Though we can also use low budget resins depending on clients requirements and budgets available. All these different options create flexibility in the costs that we can provide to our clients. We of course advise our clients on the best resins and products to use, depending on project intentions.
We usually use this process to create from 5 to 10 replicas, all the way to the low 1000's or anything in between. If the quantities required exceed 1000+ units with a long term view of producing more, we could then look at injection moulding processes and take the product into mass manufacturing, usually by creating an aluminium or mild steel tooling. This process may have higher initial costs, although one can also eventually create the replicas for a fraction of the time, cost and labour.
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