Low Volume Manufacturing

We provide the opportunity of testing mechanism that needs to work with each other, mounting interfaces and passing tolerances with functional prototyping which is the second phase of the product development process.

Prototypes that we manufactured with real engineering materials such as ABS, PA, PU, PP, PC, ULTEM, aluminum, and stainless steel are tested, their performance is analyzed, and they are presented to the user experience.

We are able to meet the functional product needs that you want to offer to the market before your production lines are installed.

We offer many value-added services for your functional parts.

3D Printing Technologies for Low Volume Manufacturing

3D printing which was designed for prototype production in the pass can be used as manufacturing method for both prototype production and actual manufacturing method. 3D printing process has the advantages of personalization, design freedom and easy assembly. In addition, it enables low production with low cost. Another benefit of 3D printing process is that they are environment-friendly. Additive manufacturing methods have high efficiency and can reduce the amount of waste material up to 90%.

The costliest and most labor-intensive part in the product development process is mold production. 3D printing reduces the need for mold production and reduces lead time, costs, and labor.

Conventional manufacturing methods such as injection molding are generally preferred for mass production. 3D printing is more economical compared to traditional manufacturing methods for small quantities because it is fast and economical, it reshapes the product development and production process. Engineers and designers save time and cost by producing prototypes with 3D printing technologies. 3D printing has become an invaluable technology because of both time-saving and high accuracy models.

Molds made with 3D printing reduce the standard injection molding process, which lasts weeks and months, to hours and days. Low volume parts and functional, testable injection molds can be produced faster than ever before with 3D printing technologies. Molds that are produced with 3D printing technology can be tested to find out the impact resistance, chemical resistance, water tightness and resilience values ​​when the time is narrow. Layered manufacturing is a fast and versatile technology due to its ability to produce molds in less than one day.

If you want to produce less than 1000 pieces, 3D printing molds is the best manufacturing method for you. In the manufacturing processes, especially in the production of plastic parts, the cost decreases as the number of parts increases. Injection molding is extremely expensive when the number of parts is low. In such cases, choosing 3D printing technologies gives you time and cost advantages.

Low volume parts with complex geometries can be produced with high quality and high accuracy with 3D printing technologies. Parts can be produced with high-quality engineering materials for the medical, aerospace and automotive industries.

Rapid Molding or 3D Printing?

We have listed 7 important criteria to help you to find the answer to your ‘’Which production method should I choose for low volume part needs?’’ question.

Quantity

Do you need 100 or 5000 pieces? Even if you need thousands of pieces, you can offer your products to the market quickly by using low volume manufacturing as bridge production.

Complex Geometry

As the geometry of your part becomes more complex, the process of manufacturing with the mold becomes more complex and the cost increases.

Material Options

Both rapid molding technologies and 3D printing technologies offer you a wide range of materials.

Low Tolerance

Rapid molding technologies are ideal for simple geometries. However, 3D printing technologies can also be used for highly accurate production of your low-tolerance part needs.

Revisions / Changes

3D printing technologies are the best manufacturing option for you when you need to make changes to your design at the beginning of your product development process. Manufacturing process can be continued by changing only the digital files to be used for 3D printing without making changes on the molds.

Surface Smoothness

When it comes to surface smoothness, no technology is as good as injection molding. However, 3D printing technologies are the perfect alternative for you if the surface aesthetics are not the greatest concern for the part.

Producibility on Demand

3D printing technologies can be your rescuer for a low volume part needs. Your parts are produced directly from your 3D CAD files in a short time and with low cost by 3D printing technologies.

Our Low Volume Manufactures

Manual operations such as tapping and threading

Insert production and assembly

Turning and milling operations

Bonding, welding and different assembly operations

Surface applications such as polishing and sandblasting

Impermeability operations