Vacuum Casting Prototyping Service
3D printing, PU casting, Polyurethane Casting
Available vacuum casting materials
ABS-like, PC-like, PA-like, POM-like, PP-like, PU-like, Rubber-like, Silicone-like, etc.
Small volume prototyping Service, Plastic Vacuum casting service
Polishing, Sandplasting Painting, Chroming, Anodizing, Silk Screening, Texture, Sanblasting, UV Painting...
CAD, PDF, DWG, IGS, STEP
Over ten years of experience in Urethane Casting Service
100% inspection before delivery
Adjust color as per customer requirement
7-10 days for small volume production by vacuum casting
Vacuum casting is a popular method for creating small series of plastic prototypes, as it offers a relatively inexpensive and quick way to produce custom precision parts that closely mimic the final product. Here are the steps to create a vacuum cast PC (polycarbonate) prototype:
Master model (a 3D printed or machined part)
Silicone rubber for mold making
Vacuum casting machine
PC casting resin
Release agent (such as petroleum jelly)
Create the master model - this is the original part that you want to replicate. You can create it using a 3D printer or by machining it out of a solid block of material.
Make the mold - use silicone rubber to create a mold of the master model. Follow the precision machining manufacturer's instructions for mixing and pouring the silicone. Make sure to apply release agent to the master model before pouring the silicone to make it easier to remove the mold later.
Prepare the vacuum casting machine - set up the vacuum casting machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. This typically involves setting the temperature and vacuum levels, as well as attaching the mold to the machine.
Prepare the PC casting resin - measure out the correct amount of resin and hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mix them together thoroughly in a mixing container using a stir stick.
Pour the resin into the mold - slowly pour the mixed resin into the mold. Use the vacuum chamber to remove any air bubbles from the resin. Keep the mold in the vacuum chamber until the resin has fully cured.
Remove the part - once the resin has cured, remove the mold from the vacuum casting machine and carefully remove the cast part from the mold. Trim any excess material as needed.
Repeat - if you need to create more parts, repeat the process starting from step 3.
Keep in mind that polycarbonate can be a challenging material to work with, as it requires high temperatures to melt and can be prone to warping or cracking during the casting process. You may need to experiment with different casting conditions to find the best settings for your particular application.
YS Rapid is a professional vacuum casting manufacturer available with a wide variety of resins. If you have any project, or question about your prototype manufacturing, please feel free to leave us a message, our staff will answer you within 24 hours.
Upload your 3D and 2D drawings to us, and a quotation will be provided to you within 24 hours. Also our sales engineer will contact you directly regarding your rapid prototype and cnc machinery parts quote to ensure you have received the quotation and to answer your questions.