Rapid Prototyping…”How Fast is Fast and Why do I Need Tooling”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015: 3:35 PM
Room: C211-212 (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
Dave Rittmeyer , Hoosier Pattern Inc., Decatur, IN
You need prototype or low volume production castings? Do you need tooling to make those castings?  There are options available to produce those castings that are time saving and cost saving when a few factors are taken into account.  These new options may allow you to bypass tooling, have a shorter lead time and complete the project under budget.  Are you exploring these options or are you using the same methods that have always been in place at your organization?  We will review the four main factors that should be consider before you build tooling to produce your prototype or low volume casting.