Faster Speed to Market with Rapid Prototyping

March 31, 2020

Faster Speed to Market with Rapid Prototyping

Zatkoff Seals and Packings' rapid prototyping program offers two-week delivery of O-rings and molded shapes, available in a variety of materials. High-quality prototypes are used for form, fit, and functional testing based on compound selection, including the following:

  • Ethylene propylene (EPDM)
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene (NBR)
  • Hydrogenated nitrile butadiene (HNBR)
  • Fluorocarbon (FKM)
  • Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM)
  • Silicone (VMQ)
  • Fluorosilicone (FVMQ)
  • Polychloroprene (CR)

Benefits of our rapid prototyping program include:

  • Increased speed to market with a two-week lead time.
  • Accelerated design and material validation prior to production tooling launch.
  • Immediate availability for a variety of compounds, including UL listed and USP Class VI materials.

Important to note about our rapid prototyping program:

  • A Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) charge will apply.
  • Tooling is limited to a one-time use.
  • Design and material verification is required prior to manufacturing of prototypes.
  • FAIR and PPAP are not available with prototype tooling.
  • Batch release data will be provided.
  • Additional material testing or certifications will not be provided.
  • Some molded shape designs may require a longer lead time.

Download our rapid prototyping brochure to find available O-rings and molded shapes, press-in-place standard groove dimensions, and compound qualifications for various applications.

If you’d like to learn more, contact your local Zatkoff technical representative or branch location.


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