3D Printing & Prototyping

We can help you make prototypes of your products. The prototype can serve as a proof of concept and serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one. You can test your prototype on different parameters like durability, functionality and most importantly it’s look and feel.

3D Print high quality prototypes using the latest technologies.

Get your custom parts 3D Printed at Tesseract. With an in-house setup of 50+ 3D Printers and our network of providers across the country, we deliver high quality prototypes in very quick timelines.

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Batch Manufacturing

Want to launch your product to market but don’t want to invest in an assembly line?

With the advancements of technology in manufacturing, it’s possible to test the market with short series of production runs. Using different technologies and techniques like Vacuum Casting, Soft Tooling and Batch Manufacturing it’s possible for companies to reduce time to market and get a faster feedback loop on their prototypes before investing in an assembly line

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, producing in batches helps reduce inventory cost and build customizable products

What’s Vacuum Casting?

Vacuum Casting is a manufacturing technique or a casting process, that can be used for manufacturing functional parts in limited volumes as per requirement. This process uses two- component polyurethane and silicon moulds to produce series of high-quality plastic parts with a finish comparable to that of injection moulded components. This manufacturing technique is ideally suited for low volume batch production when injection molding is not cost beneficial or when the volume requirements are not very high (generally in a few 100’s) and the turn-around time is low.

 

For the process of Silicone molding, we require a high-quality master model which is usually made via one of the 3D Printing techniques. The Silicone molds are injected with elastomers which possess the properties of the required industrial materials. Most silicone molds are good for about 20 – 30 shots per cavity depending on the design of the component being produced. The master model needs to be of topmost quality to ensure that the same can be maintained during the production time, as any flaws on the master can be transferred onto the production units.

How does it work?

1. Create a Master
The master is designed in 3D and prototyped on a 3D printer using SLA (Stereolithography) technology. The supports are removed and the master undergoes rigourous post-processing for a smooth surface finish

2. Build a silicon mould
Liquid silicon is poured over the master in a container to create a mould. The mould is cured in an oven before cut away to remove the master and then reassembled

3. Create multiple parts
Polyurethane is poured into the mold and casted under vacuum. Post curing the finished part is removed from the mould, which can then be re-used for the next production cycle.

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Do you need help with low-volume manufacturing?