At ARRK, we believe in taking complex, intricate projects and making them a reality. With ARRK’s vacuum casting service, we are able to reproduce a number of castings by using a stereolithography master or a machined master to create an RTV silicone rubber mold. Our vacuum casting service ensures consistent excellence whether you need a small quantity or several hundred castings.
In the vacuum casting process, RTV silicone rubber mold is used to cast parts from a variety of urethane and epoxy resins. Additionally, this service gives you access to high quality, low volume reproductions of “production-like parts” in a variety of materials. Castings can even be colored to a wide range of colors and textures and ARRK will match pigments for pantones, classifications, or your swatches on request.
Vacuum casting service provide parts that resemble the final product not only in shape but also in appearance and finish. This method is beneficial because it provides a visual, practical, and functional evaluation. In turn, these prototypes can prove extremely valuable for early market testing.
Other benefits of vacuum casting include:
- Versatility – ARRK can produce lenses, keypads, and housings; or produce a double-shot casting with an ABS-like substrate and rubber “overmold” around it with the cast in color, texture and inserts can be molded inside as well.
- Speed to market – Cast urethane parts provide a perfect way to work through iterations that best suit rapidly changing market demands in various industries including medical, consumer electronics, automotive, and defense.
- Quality – Advancements in the quality of our vacuum casting services allow us to bridge the gap to production. While tools are being designed and data being finalized, you gain a head start with your cast urethane parts are in the market with your customers, potential investors or field-testing.