ProCAST is a custom developed RTV tooling process which yields high quality parts, often better than production quality, in your hands quickly. Ideal for quick-turn to short-run production parts cast in spec'd out pantone colors and to Mold-Tech® textures. Parts can be made in as little as two days and we offer a variety of stocked materials, including epoxies, urethane molding parts, silicones, water-clears, shore A elastomers, FAR 25.853 certified, UL94 V0, and USP Class Vl Medical grade materials.
Large parts? No problem! We know you cannot be an industry leader and be limited by size, so we created the largest prototype casting chamber on the West Coast - produces quality castings up to 1200 in'.
In-mold and overmold requirements are challenges we embrace. Often times, a customer may want to make a part stronger than the strongest material available. To address these requests, we offer a variety of in-mold fiber materials, which allows us to strengthen your parts by a factor of 10. For overmolding projects, we love the opportunity to keep perfecting the art that helped kick start our business with our first project of ruggedizing the Apple Newton, a precursor to today's tablet iPad.
History of the ProCAST RTV process
In the early 1990s, most engineers were not even familiar with stereolithography (SLA). However, at that time, our three-person company was teaming up with the creators of the RP industry, 3D Systems. We developed a solid relationship and they supplied us with weekly shipments of newly built SLA models, which helped us with our constant growth as RTV prototype casting industry leaders.
3D Systems knew that if they could show their prospective customers how a stereolithography (SLA) model could also be used to create a silicone mold, to create duplicate parts cast in color and texture, this would help them sell machines. This eventually became their big break.
Today, hundreds of thousands of ProCAST molds and parts later, our skilled craftsmen use the same proprietary RTV molding process and equipment engineered and developed in house.
We take great pride in the skill and craftsmanship of our employees and it is our mission to produce the highest quality cast thermoset urethane parts available in the industry. By creating and maintaining our own technology, we continuously maximize the process and increase throughput to our customers for improved quality, accuracy, flexibility and efficiency.
Our Quality Assurance department inspects and measures parts from all of our processes, as well as patterns prior to being molded and the cast parts that come off each tool. Productivity and traceability in this process is key, which is why each part has a barcode that tracks it through the entire process. We maintain the highest level of craftsmanship through a recognized quality system with a 5 step QA process to tightly control and maximize throughput inside our world class ProCAST RTV molding, casting, and finishing departments.