Source: Sil Pro.
Sil-Pro is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer specialiSing in moUlded and extruded silicone, thermoplastics and full-service medical device contract manufacturing and assembly. The company is able to offer "jet" tooling, where it can turnaround parts within 3-5 days.
USA-based silicone and thermoplastic contract manufacturer Sil-Pro, which also offers an assembly and finished device manufacturing service, has announced it has acquired new capability to produce tooling and functional prototype silicone or thermoplastic parts within 3-5 days. Sil Pro says this new capability will be of benefit to the medical device community and has been thoroughly tested over the last year.
“With time-to-market pressures, our current medical customer base asked for expedited services to go from print to reliable prototype parts extremely fast,” stated Brian Higgins, vice president of sales and marketing of Sil-Pro. The announcement follows a recent expansion of 25,000 square feet of dedicated tool shop, plus the acquisition of a five-axis high speed machining cell with robot tending for lights out 24/7 production, giving Sil-Pro the high speed capabilities to offer turnaround times as low as three days.
Sil-Pro has also added additional estimating and tooling staff to streamline all internal processes to support the 3-5 day turnaround service. Now an engineer can email or upload a Solid Model and Sil-Pro expedites all necessary evaluation, estimating, and final quotation for approval. Once the customer approves the quotation, tool building begins and can be completed within 2 days, and molded prototype parts in 2-3 days.
Sil-Pro’s Jet Tooling service includes these additional benefits: In-house inventory of both pre-hard and hardened stainless steel inserts; wider selection of materials versus other prototype services; can become bridge type tooling to pre-production and smaller production runs; and saves money in long run and enhances design for manufacturability (DFM).