Metal Components and Prototypes
Where metal prototypes are concerned, IMIRP operate in tandem with local foundries to offer investment and sand cast parts in a variety of metals including Aluminium, Zinc, Brass, Steel and Stainless.
Where only one or a very limited number of prototypes is required, it is feasible to print a wax pattern using a wax 3D printer, thereby avoiding the need for any form of tooling. However, if a small run of parts is required, it is usually more economical at this point to produce a silicone rubber tool and cast the waxes. Additional features such as tapped holes, mating faces etc. can be machined in-house after casting.
Alternatively, components can be CNC machined where this is applicable.