Prototyping & Product Development
PILLER AIMMCO excels at injection mold prototyping and product development, which is one of the reasons we are honored as key strategic partners by many OEMs, product design and engineering firms, consultants, and start-ups.
Routinely designing, constructing, and testing 20-30 new molds every month, we have the processes and talent to deliver. We remain nimble, flexible, and creative, and embrace the fast pace and technical challenges inherent in developing groundbreaking products. Our staff of engineers, molding technicians, and project managers are fully engaged with our clients throughout every step of their projects. This enables us to quickly incorporate part design iterations and collaborate to find solutions when prototype tooling is necessary
Our Prototyping Process
The product development cycle for injection molded parts can range from straight forward to quite complex. No matter how a project shapes up, cosmetic and/or functional prototypes are typically necessary to inform design decisions of a part or an assembly. It is also common to anticipate that the number of prototyping iterations required will increase as the complexity of the part or assembly increases.
With the rapid advances in additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing, etc.), engineers and designers now have a wider range of prototyping processes at their disposal than ever before, and in many instances, these processes will fully support the cosmetic and functional requirements for a prototype part.
However, these processes do not always replicate the final injection molded component in terms of materials, physical properties, surface finishes, and detailed geometry, it is quite common to produce prototype tooling to injection mold the part instead. Using this approach, designers and engineers can fully prove-out and test parts that are very close, if not identical, to production quality parts, thereby mitigating risks and streamlining the transition into production. PILLER AIMMCO has used this process to successfully complete countless collaborative projects with development companies, OEMs, and contract manufacturing firms to meet their prototype and product development goals
Domestic Injection Molders with In-House Tooling
Operating three shifts, our in-house tooling shop in Woodland, Washington is geared to provide an industry-leading combination of speed and quality. In exceptional cases we have provided customers with molded parts in as little as one week, but in each and every case we strive to meet the critical schedule demands of our clients, whatever they might be!
We also encourage customers to be on-site during molding trials to review samples, make critical design decisions, and collaborate with our engineers. We strive to be an extension of your technical team, bringing prototype tooling, molding, and manufacturing expertise to bear so that the inevitable challenges inherent with product development are rapidly met.
Contact Us for Prototyping, Product Development & More
From part design and engineering to in-house prototype & production tool manufacturing to full production of your parts and components, PILLER AIMMCO is the one-stop shop you need for precision plastic injection molding. Request a quote on prototyping and product development for your project, or contact us to learn more.