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Rapid Manufacturing on Demand
1 to 1000+ Metal and Plastic Parts
Global delivery as fast as 10 days

Vacuum Casting (Silicone Molding)

Vacuum forming is used to create duplicate prototypes and models. We start by producing a piece (master model)by CNC machining, and then a silicon rubber mold is used via vacuum casting to produce accurate duplicates of the original piece.We go through an extensive process to ensure that each piece we produce is of the highest quality, and meets the impeccable needs of our clients. Prototypes we make through this method are best suited for engineering testing, concept proofing and display demos.

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Why Vacuum Casting?

Production level of quality, color & texture in mass
From 1 to 50+ Parts
In 10 working days

Benefits of Vacuum Casting

Durability

Vacuum casting materials are available in rigid or flexible end-use plastics. Vacuum casting parts are generally as tough or tougher than injection molding pieces, and stronger than 3D printed pieces.

 

Scalability

Our casting process is optimal for low-volume production for quantities of one to several hundred.  On average, a silicone mold can accurately make about 20-50 parts. The maximum quantity varies based on part design and material.

 

Material Selection

At 3ERP, we use a wide range of rigid and flexible materials, from very soft and flexible (Shore A) to extremely rigid and impact resistant (Shore D). Parts are cast in a color that is blended to your specifications.

 

Color matching & Finishing

The vacuum casting process is capable of reproducing small details.  Little to no finishing is required, because the desired textures and finish levels are applied to the master pattern.

 

Quick Turnaround

At 3ERP vacuum casting parts can be shipped as little as in 10 days