“Model to Metal“ in 2 Weeks
Effort recently introduced its rapid prototyping process to allow projects to move from “model to metal“ in as little as two weeks.
The process begins with a computer-generated solid model, after which the necessary foundry engineering, like gating and risering is added to the model. The model is then sent to a third party who develops a deposited sand mold and core, which are returned to Effort to use conventional close-and-pour methods to cast the part.
In addition to reducing the leadtime from 12-16 weeks to just 2-3 weeks, rapid prototyping also eliminates all pattern costs.
“This capability is a tremendous step forward,“ said President Bill Easterly. “Being able to cut leadtimes substantially and costs while maintaining the level of quality we demand brings real benefits to our customers.“