101 prototype has it's own steel mold and plastic injection production line, which can provide low volume production for customers and use the real plastic material but not the resin.
Q:What's the rapid steel mold?
A:Rapid steel mold is a kind of rapid tooling for low volume production. Based on the same mold frame but change the mold core can save the lead time and cost.
Q: What lead times are available?
A: Tooling lead times range from 1-2 weeks.
Q: Can part have undercuts?
A: Parts can be molded with undercuts. Cams, slides, and lifters can be incorporated into the tooling. For low part volumes, hand loaded inserts can be used to keep costs down.
Q: Do I need draft?
A: As with any plastic part that is to be injection molded, draft is needed. The degree of draft is dependent on several factors, depth of draw, surface finish, textures.