Case study

Optical Probe From Concept to Reality

A high-tech company in the field of infrared detection technology research, appointed us for the production of 200 sets of optical probe components. Due to their complex structures and undercut details, injection molding or CNC machining were not feasible.

29 Jul, 2022

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Optical Probe From Concept to Reality

Project Background

Our client, a high-tech company in the field of infrared detection technology research, appointed us for the production of 200 sets of optical probe components. Due to their complex structures and undercut details, injection molding or CNC machining were not feasible. Local suppliers in North America, were unable to do it unless the design was changed. However, to certify the product functionality, the structure design could not be changed. Thus the client turned to us for help. 

Challenges

★ How to select the most suitable manufacturing process to meet the customer’s needs?
★ How to attain the requirements of flame-retardant performance?
★ How to achieve the solid colour, good surface effect and desired mechanical performance for the product?
★ How to guarantee high quality and launch the product as early as possible? 

RPWORLD SOLUTIONS

Processes Chosen

• After careful structural analysis, urethane casting was chosen. Besides, mold inserts and sliders were added in the mold design.

Material Selection

• Materials need to have a certain degree of mechanical strength and flame-retardant. Eventually, we chose the UL-94 V0 degree ABS performance polyurethane. 

Production Schedule

• Rapid prototyping and testing4 days
• Silicon mold manufacturing and testing3 days
• Replication of 200 units by urethane casting7 days
• After-treatment by specialist5 days
• Total30 days

Testimonials

RPWORLD has been extremely helpful with the current round of production parts. Turnaround of the project is very fast and the parts are of extremely good quality with excellent surface finish. This is a valuable factor when planning future development. You are true to your motto “Under Promise, over Deliver”! 

29 Jul, 2022

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