Big Bear work closely with customers to develop parts from concept to completion.
We can work with you to design a part from scratch, or work to CAD. Customers have found our experience in moulding and materials to be invaluable when it comes to developing new parts.
Prototype tools are manufactured from a range of softer materials. This allows us to carry out moulding trials in a variety of material thicknesses to best establish the optimum starting gauge for the part, as well as make any necessary design tweaks prior to progressing to metal tools.
Prototyping allows us to carry out moulding trials to best understand the finished part and make adjustments to key elements such as the finish and thickness, weight and rigidity of parts. It is a key opportunity to ensure that the finished part will meet requirements before investing in aluminium tools.