Urethane casting prototyping service
Create precision, high quality cast urethane prototypes in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials.
Rapid urethane casting prototyping
Urethane casting is a versatile and cost-effective manufacturing process. Cast urethane molds may be prepped in a matter of weeks, allowing manufacturers to create precision prototypes and move projects forward as quickly as possible. Urethane casting is also useful for bridge tooling, expediting the transition from prototyping to full production.
Manufacturing cast urethane prototypes with Fast Radius is easy: upload your CAD file to our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ work with our engineers to make any necessary adjustments, and then greenlight production for delivery on-demand.
To learn more about our manufacturing capabilities, explore our urethane casting service.
Urethane casting materials
Optimize your urethane casting prototypes with the following design considerations, production materials, and finishing and post-processing options.
|Maximum part size||914.4 x 914.4 x 1828.8 mm|
36.0 x 36.0 x 72.0 in
Note: Ability to break parts up into multiple segments to create an even larger assembly
|Minimum feature size||0.635 mm for features|
0.025 in for features
1.016 mm wall thickness
0.040 in wall thickness
|Best achievable tolerance||0.005 in (0.127 mm) for first inch, followed by 0.003 in (0.0762 mm) per lineal inch cumulatively|
|Lead time||As low as 7 days for first articles (FA)|
After FA approval, as low as 2 weeks for remaining parts
|ABS-like (80D)||Nylon-Delrin like (84D)||ABS-like (80A)||Optical Clear (80D, water clear)|
|PE-like (65D)||ABS-High Impact (78D)||ABS-High Strength (85A)||PC-like (84D, haze/pale yellow)|
|PC-like (84D)||High Impact FR (UL-94V0) (85D)||Hi Impact Class VI (85D)|
|PP-like (70D)||Hi Temp (84D)|
|12 Sec burn (78D)|
|Elastomers||Clear Elastomers||Silicones||Medical silicones|
|Standard elastomers (15A-94A)||Clear elastomer (45A, water clear)||15A||38A|
|High performance elastomers (15A-90A)||Clear elastomer (65A, water clear)||25A|
|Clear elastomer (70A, water clear)||35A|
|Clear elastomer (90A, water clear)||40A|
|Glossy / Polish|
|Custom finishing available|
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Why prototype with urethane casting?
The urethane casting process offers unique prototyping benefits:
The speed of the urethane casting process means that you can create prototypes quickly, with lead times as low as 7 days for first articles, and 2 weeks for remaining parts.
Iterate your urethane casting prototypes virtually on our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ and work with Fast Radius engineers to optimize your design.
Design cast urethane prototype parts with complex geometries and detail. Finish your prototypes with a range of surface textures to suit their end-use and functionality.
Ease of alteration
The versatility of the urethane casting process means that you can implement alterations to prototype parts quickly, with minimal tooling and labor requirements relative to the injection molding process..
Urethane casting applications
Cast urethane prototypes are used widely for consumer testing purposes, enabling manufacturers to explore varieties of size, strength, material, and color quickly and cost-effectively.
The flexibility of the urethane casting process makes it useful for bridge tooling between the prototyping and production stages of the manufacturing process.
Urethane casting is ideal for creating prototypes of strong, durable mechanical joints with overlapping features.
The precision and consistency of urethane casting makes it particularly effective in the production of prototypes for 3D logos and letters.
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