Materials

Wide Array of Materials We Offer

According to your requirements, we choose from a wide range of metal and plastic materials with different colors, fillers and hardness to make rapid prototypes and parts for you. Each material used comes from reputable suppliers and is thoroughly inspected to ensure they can match a variety of manufacturing styles, from plastic injection molding to sheet metal manufacturing.

CNC Machining Metals

CNC machining became the industry standard in the late 1960s, and since then it has been widely selected to produce a wide range of high-precision parts.

With the best CNC machines, many types of complex parts and assemblies can be created that would otherwise be difficult for traditional machining processes. When it comes to precision machining services, many customers have this question in their minds, which materials are suitable for processing?

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CNC Machining Plastics

CNC machining can now be said to be a hallmark in the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing is inseparable from CNC machining, CNC machining is mainly used to achieve multi-axis linkage machining, such as some curved surfaces, some precision parts with more machining surfaces. And now intelligent terminals, 3C digital, automobile manufacturing and other industries are increasingly developed, more inseparable from CNC machining.

Injection Mold Tooling

For the material processed by the mold, there are generally the following requirements:

Easy processing, good wear resistance, high corrosion resistance, good dimensional stability, little influence by heat treatment, good polishing performance
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Injection Molding Plastics

Injection molding processing is a common part manufacturing process, suitable for mass production.

Injection molding process refers to the process of making semi-finished parts of a certain shape by pressurizing, injecting, cooling, disengaging and other operations of molten raw materials. The injection molding process of plastic parts mainly includes six stages: mold clamping-—— filling – (gas assisted, water assisted) pressure holding – cooling – mold opening – mold release. The materials used generally include:

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication is a common part manufacturing process suitable for low-volume production and high-volume production.

Sheet metal processing is a comprehensive cold working process for metal sheets (usually below 6mm), including shearing, blanking, bending, welding, riveting, mold forming and surface treatment. Its distinguishing feature is the uniform thickness of the same part.
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3D Printing Plastics

3D printing can greatly reduce the cost of customized products, close to the cost of mass production, and break the barriers that limit customized products.

The materials of 3D printing are generally divided into two categories: metal and non-metal, including: polylactic acid, ABS, aluminum dioxide, nylon, ceramics, high temperature, high toughness, high-strength photosensitive resin, translucent photosensitive resin, soft rubber 3D printing, DLP imported red wax, DLP imported blue wax, full cobalt color 3D printing, CNC ABS processing, desktop ABS plastic and dozens of other materials.

How to choose metal materials

With the rapid development of new materials and manufacturing processes, decision-making has become more complex than ever. Contact us to help you choose the most suitable metal material for your product.

Frequently Asked Questions

No minimum order quantity, but the oder pricing will be more competitive if qty is higher.
Our mold-making process includes 6 steps:
Step 1: Production arrangement: Determine all of the requirements and arrange the production.
Step 2: DFM report analysis: Provide free but detailed production DFM report for further feasibility analysis.
Step 3: Production of the mold: Put the mold into production and provide the Tooling Schedule form for the whole cycle for clients to check the process at any time.
Step 4: Free sample to test: Put the mold into production and provide the Tooling Schedule form for the whole cycle for clients to check the process at any time.
Step 5: Mass production: The client confirms the samples are qualified, then officially proceeds with the subsequent production.
Step 6: Mold saving: Production is completed and delivered after quality inspection. Mold will be cleaned and properly stored for the next round of parts production.
Tolerance is very important, and if not correctly specified and controlled, assembling will fail. RapidDirect uses ISO 2068-c standard for injection molding tolerances unless tighter tolerance required.
After you place order, it takes about 35 days for mold designing and making, and more 3-5 days for molded parts production.
Generally, we generate the quote after our platform must have considered several factors, including the size of the component, mold complexity, number of injection cavities, materials, post-processing needs, etc.
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