Vacuum Casting is one of the most versatile of all prototyping processes because of the range of properties that can be produced in the part.
If you’re a design engineer or product designer, you’ll know that this prototyping process is best used later in the product development process.
At this stage, appearance and properties must closely mimic those of the production part which may be manufactured from high performance production and engineering polymers including ABS, polycarbonate, polypropylene, nylon and elastomers.
Matching the desired property characteristic with a specific material is harder, simply because of the vast range of materials on offer.
The wide range of Vacuum Casting materials reflects designers’ very specific and individual requirements.