Melbourne’s Most Sophisticated Rapid Prototyping Services
Involve Forme Technologies in the prototyping stage of your next product. With decades of experience and a state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility, we have the capabilities to meet the needs of even the most exacting brief.
Flexible prototype moulding services for your business
We are committed to the evolution of 3D prototyping and manufacturing technologies.
As part of our rapid prototyping services, we operate a small 3D fused deposition (FD) modelling machine internally but most of our prototyping is done via a local bureau known for their current technology. These technologies range from CNC machining to SLA, FDM, and SLS.
At this stage the parts generated are mostly only useable for testing and live simulation or marketing and media purposes. This stage also determines the viability functionality of the product itself.
At this point, we can also produce in-house small scale, prototype tooling and/or devices. This internal capability enables us to react quickly to changes in design direction and in some cases, ‘replicate’ the final manufacturing process.
The reliable choice in low-volume production & prototyping services
Ensure you have the right support on your next project with Forme Technologies. Involve us where required as part of your product development team and discover why we’re the preferred choice of organisations across the country from Perth to Darwin. Send us a message via our contact form below and we’ll be in touch.
Do you do prototyping in-house?
Yes, we do prototyping in-house. We try to keep prototyping in-house as much as possible, but it does depend on the materials needed to complete the process and the circumstances and scale of the project. We will co-ordinate your prototype – whether it is made by us or externally – as part of the project.
What are your facilities like?
We continuously invest in our facilities to meet the exacting standards that our clients require. We currently operate 12 injection moulding machines that provide versatile capacity, from 35 metric tonnes for small, intricate plastic components to 450 metric tonnes for manufacturing larger parts. Our high speed modern machining environment enables us to build prototypes and low-volume tooling.
What are the main costs associated with prototyping?
The costs of prototyping will depend on the complexity of the project. In some instances, a number of different prototypes need to be developed before we are able to meet a client’s requirements.
How can Forme Technologies assist with the prototyping of my product?
Forme Technologies has extensive experience in the design and development of products for a wide range of industries, including medical, defence and consumer electronics. Leveraging our considerable expertise allows you to potentially realise significant cost savings while achieving a faster time-to-market.
Additionally, we have an in-depth knowledge of environmental requirements such as recyclability, flammability, and UV sensitivity, ensuring that your product meets or exceeds or all required environmental regulations.
What are the expected turn-around times for a new prototype?
As each project undertaken by Forme Technologies is unique, delivery times will vary depending on design, material availability and other factors. Choosing to work with our team ensures that external factors have minimal effect on the delivery of your product. Strong relationships with our suppliers and a deep knowledge of technical aspects of our job allow us to accurately forecast delivery times. Speak to our team to learn more.
What are the tooling capabilities of Forme Technologies?
Prototype tooling is conducted in house, but should you choose to move from prototyping to full-scale production with us, large scale tooling will be required. This process is conducted through one of our partner organisations in South Korea, China or Portugal.