Mockup Technology, we specialize in the production of high quality, low cost rapid prototypes. With a range of technologies at our disposal, we are the perfect
one stop shop for all your prototyping needs.
Then, when you’re ready we also provide low-volume manufacturing up to hundreds of thousands of parts. Our services include CNC machining,vacuum
casting， plastic injection molding, metal 3D printing, SLA and SLS.
Many of our customers produce prototypes for engineering and sales models, as they are a great way to test form, fit and function. Learn more about
prototyping or send your CAD file to our international team of experts to get a free quote.
Benefits of Prototypes
· Show your customers and investors a model of your product
· Demonstrate the appearance, dimensions and features of your product
· Test your design for its suitability
· Save time and money by identifying and reducing design flaws
· Have the chance to improve your product even more
· Reduce your work load when the time comes to manufacture
When you talk to our team about your project they will give you advice on the best manufacturing
process to use when making your product. The main prototyping services we use include:
Using our imported 3, 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centers, our skilled machinists can make
CNC machined prototypes using a wide range of plastics, metals, and modeling boards.
Many customers turn to CNC machining to have their prototypes produced out of more durable
materials for functional testing. Our team at Star can help you decide if a CNC machined
prototype is right for your project.
Polyurethane Vacuum Castings
Polyurethane vacuum casting involves a multi-step process.
First a master mold is made of a durable material. Master molds can be customer-supplied
or made using traditional prototyping methods including CNC machining, 3D metal printing,
stereolithography (SLA) or selective laser sintering (SLS).
The master mold is placed inside of a casting box, which is then filled with liquid silicone
rubber. Once the silicone is cured, it is split open and the master removed. There is now an
empty cavity conforming to a reverse image of the master. This cavity is then filled with the
casting polyurethane (PU) of your choice. A vacuum is applied to the silicone mold, which
effectively pulls the PU into any voids inside the mold.
Silicone molds are usually durable enough to make up to 20 or more copies of the original with
SLA & SLS Rapid Prototypes
SLA & SLS rapid prototypes are ideal for rapid, one-off prototypes. SLA prototyping is a process whereby UV light cures a liquid photopolymer into a solid plastic prototype, layer by layer. SLS (selective laser sintering) uses a high-powered laser to fuse powderized nylon, one layer at a time to form a three-dimensional solid.