Is There a Better Alternative for 3D Printing?
Real Materials, Real Parts, Delivered in Days.
Offering Next-Generation Injection Molding Processes, with lead times that rival additive manufacturing.
Xcentric Mold & Engineerings innovative injection molding process offers developers a competitive advantage in part creation.
Fast time to market is crucial in product development. Its the difference between innovators and imitators. So its only natural for designers and engineers to want to partner with a manufacturer that gives them a competitive advantage, both in terms of technology, experience and the flexibility to produce parts efficiently and of high quality.
Thats what Clinton Township, Michigan-based Xcentric Mold & Engineering excels in, but not in the way you might think. While most manufacturers have invested heavily in additive processes for rapid prototyping purposes, Xcentric has put its resources into revolutionizing injection molding and the way parts are built with the process a move that has positioned the company five years ahead of the curve in manufacturing proficiency.
Our goal was to create a system that brings injection molded parts to the customer in days not weeks, starts Brendan Weaver, President, Xcentric Mold & Engineering. With our process, we can create an injection mold faster than it can be 3D printed, a savings which is pass...
Our goal was to create a system that brings injection molded parts to the customer in days not weeks, starts Brendan Weaver, President, Xcentric Mold & Engineering. With our process, we can create an injection mold faster than it can be 3D printed, a savings which is passed on to the customer in costs and time.
The process includes the creation of a custom-built injection mold and the industrys first lifetime warranty. Its a computerized injection process that assures stress-free molding and the most consistent shot-to-shot repeatability in the industry today. Customized and automated, from top to bottom utilizing a fast quoting system also helps with its accelerated part creation.
With innovations such as these, Xcentric boasts turnaround times as short as one day, depending on part complexity. But unlike additive processes, this next-generation injection molding process is also capable of creating highly complex parts with incredible accuracy, which may take anywhere from 1 to 15 days to ship. Continues Weaver: Rapid prototyping is nearing its limitations but weve just reached the tip of the iceberg with our process. We will continue to make advancements moving forward so our customers can further benefit from the speed and quality of our process so that they can move their products into the market faster than ever before.
For more information on Xcentric Mold & Engineering, contact the company at 586-598-4636 or visit Xcentric online at www.xcentricmold.com.
Published by Xcentric Mold & Engineering on Nov 01, 2014
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