Helping you create new parts or improve existing parts – cost effectively
Whether you need help choosing the right material for your industrial application, or you need something created that doesn’t yet exist, UI can help you.
We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to your application challenges – while helping you reduce costs and speed production time.
With our 3D printer, we often run sample parts for customers; we then use these for making molds.
Our prototyping service includes:
Making recommendations for process and/or design improvements
Choosing the correct material based on the application environment or how the part is being used
Creating a first article, sending it to you for testing, and then making changes to the mold based on your feedback
Mold making / 3D printed test parts
One-time or ongoing production runs
Before speaking with a UI engineer, please have the following information available (if possible).
CAD drawings with dimensions, tolerances, etc. are fantastic. Consultation includes helping to correctly identify which of your tolerances are beneficial to your product and which ones may only serve to cost you money.
Let us know how and where the part will be used. Things to consider include temperature, humidity, exposure to elements (water, soil, salt, UV, chemicals, etc.), abrasion, and vibration – to name a few things.
Number of Parts
UI specializes in the production of volume parts versus “one offs.” Depending on the part and application, we run volumes of 50 pieces to 10,000 pieces or more.
We've built a reputation for tackling tough manufacturing and industrial challenges using urethane, silicone and plastics.
How UI solved the challenge of creating cost-effective convex aluminum cores for a customer's prototype urethane roller application.
How UI creates prototypes for commercial and industrial applications.