As part of our single source solution approach we manufacture the actual injection moulds and carry out the injection mould process for component prototyping and initial manufacturing. This means that the tooling and the injection moulding is done in house in Crossen Engineering. This offers considerable time saving and project management efficiency.
Our prototype tools are made from aluminium and allow high quality production of sufficient volumes of product to fulfill initial customer demand. The projects are also scalable so that if required we can offer production tooling to our customer.
The difference between prototype tooling and production tooling is that production tooling made from hardened steel is suited to much higher volume of product for mass market supply.
Typically Aluminium prototype tooling is the next stage from 3 dimensional printing but it offers an entry level cost for initial product demand.
The difference between prototype tooling and production tooling is that the prototype tool has a shorter lifespan although that is still sufficient to produce around 20-30,000 pieces.
Breakk down or Crossen engineering tooling options:
Various tooling options to support prototype, pre production, and production volumes
Single or Multi Cavity tools
Sliding and hydraulic cores
Cavities up to 800mm x 800mm x 600mm
Hot runner feed systems
Steel cavities / features
Threads (internal and external)
Finishes including Texturing, graining, polishes
EDM - Spark Erosion to achieve precise and intricate detail
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Here at Crossen engineering we worked closely with the design team from O’Neills. We provided the initial design and manufacturing expertise and we had significant input on the materials, construction and manufacture of the product.