On Demand Manufacturing
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.
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 that uses two-component polyurethane and silicon moulds to produce small series of high quality plastic parts. The manufacturing technique is ideally suited to low volume batch production when injection moulding is not cost beneficial
Silicone molds can be used for prototype, bridge and production of low volumes from one part to hundreds of parts. Using Vacuum Casting, silicone molds are injected with material that is manually gravity fed through a tube. Most silicone molds are good for about 25 shots per cavity.
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.
Do you need help with low-volume manufacturing?