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Prototype Injection Molds

"Low-Cost" Injection Molds for Complex Parts... FAST!
  • Parts in 3 weeks
  • P20 Tool Steel
  • Complex Part Design
  • Fast Delivery
  • Production Materials
  • Low Cost

Our Checklist of Advantages

  • Modular tooling to save time and money
  • No compromises on geometry
  • No compromises on quantity
  • No compromises on tolerance
  • Hardened steel tools
  • No limitations on resins
  • Quick execute quality system
  • Modifications possible
One Tool - 3 Applications... Prototypes - Bridge Tooling - Low Volume Production

PMT Tooling

Our Prototype Tooling which we call PMT (Precision Modular Tooling) came out of experience in producing Injection Molds quickly. To cut cost and time we developed a modular tooling system so only the inserts are custom and the rest of the tool uses our custom standard modular frames. Plus, another advantage of the PMT tooling system is its ability to create either preproduction or low volume production parts. The PMT approach to rapid tooling is enabling new products to be developed in the final material of choice, in a fraction of the time and at a cost once thought unattainable.

Parts in 3 Weeks

Typical lead time is three weeks for first parts from the mold. This may differ depending on parts size and complexity.

Complex Part Designs

Our tools are produced with a combination of machining and EDM. This allows us to produce parts made with corners and features not possible with tools produced by machining only. Our modular tooling allows for undercuts and side pulls. Your design for prototypes will be the same as your production design. If it can be made in a production tool it can be made in our prototype tool. We have no limitations in part geometry or complexity.

Low Cost

Working from a 3D CAD database, SICAM has automated the mold design and manufacturing process to deliver real molded parts in a modular tool. With these tools only the inserts are custom and the rest of the tool uses our custom standard modular frames. With this service, the cost of a PMT tool can be as much as 50% lower than traditional Aluminum tooling and can be produced in one-third the time..

No Compromise on Quantity

1-50,000 pieces or more, our PMT tooling is so durable that it doubles for bridge tooling or low volume production. It exceeds the durability of other prototype tooling..

No compromises on Tolerance

Standard commercial SPI tolerances can be held with PMT tooling. Since the tools are made from P20 tool steel and they are cooled similar to production tooling you can expect the same results from our PMT tooling as you can from production tooling. Unfortunately other prototype methods will have different results as their process and materials are quite different from production materials.

P20 Tool Steel

We use P20 tool steel to build our prototype molds. Other use Aluminum, 1050 steel or epoxy to build prototype molds, We purchase P20 tool steel in large quantities for production molds. This allows us to make our prototype mold from the same material at the same cost as other buy other materials for tooling. P20 gives use the same results as production molds, produces far greater parts and allows for design modification if required.
Having parts made from the production resin is the main reason for using this technology, the availability and experience with your resin of selection, is important consideration.

Resin Types

We have experience in running all types of materials. From simple ABS to metal filled resins, from low temperature to high temperature.

Resin Sources

We can source resin in the states or in Asia. Minimum quantities are usually 25KG of available resins. Special resins may have large leadtime or MOQ. These can sometimes be provided directly by the customer for low quantity runs.