A typical aircraft seat can vary between 10 kg (economy) to over 20 kg (wide-body) in weight. With seat masses between 1200kg and 14000kg, it is apparent lighter seat designs are critical to an airline's commercial performance, particularly when fuel prices escalate. With a network of global suppliers, Investacast can offer the best commercial solution to aircraft seating manufacturers.Read More
At Investacast we offer a rapid prototyping service to complement our in-house tooling facility. It allows companies to turn innovative ideas into successful end products quickly and efficiently.
The quick turnaround process has the advantage of enabling short product sample runs for testing prior to hard tooling, thereby significantly reducing cost. It also offers an option for time sensitive pre-production parts.
It is standard practice for product designers to test the market place and test the product before they commit to the manufacturing process. The quality of rapid prototyping has dramatically improved in recent years, allowing the build of physical models from 3D CAD files.
Benefits of rapid prototyping
Rapid prototyping offers a range of benefits to the customer:
In tandem with our casting simulation service, it ensures that your product is validated through the casting process, mitigating any risks when transitioning to production tooling
Product development times are accelerated; lead times are much shorter, typically 3-4 weeks, bringing greater efficiency
Product changes are readily adaptable without the need for expensive tooling modifications
We can manufacture directly from your product design models
Effective and efficient validation of design fit and function
Greater design flexibility, enabling you to test multiple design options
Rapid conveying of your design concepts
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