We can accept native SolidWorks (.sldprt) files as well as solid 3D CAD models in IGES (.igs), or STEP (.stp).
Files can be uploaded here on our website, as well as attached in an email.
Yes, Schmit Prototypes can provide a first article for you.
Yes, if you have a current design that needs some modifications done to it, we can work with you to get that done.
SLA models can be built up to: 25.6″ x 29.5″ x 21.65″ (650mm x 750mm x 550mm). Larger models of virtually any size, can be sectioned and assembled upon completion.
FDM models can be built up to: 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (914mm x 610mm x 914mm). Larger models of virtually any size, can be sectioned and assembled upon completion.
SLS models can be built up to: 15″ x 13″ x 18″ (550mm x 550mm x 460mm). Larger models of virtually any size, can be sectioned and assembled upon completion.
Polyjet models can be built up to: 19.7″ x 15.7″ x 7.9″ (500mm x 400mm x 200mm).
Generally a silicone mold will max out at 25 parts, softer durometer parts such as those on the “shore A” scale will allow for some extra parts; optically clear parts will generally only allow for a maximum of 20 parts from a single silicone mold.
We’ve cast parts in excess of 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and over 500 cubic inches in volume.
Yes, many times a customer only requires annual volumes of 100 parts or less. When quantities are that low cast urethane or silicone parts is a great way to fill the order, and will save substantial money when compared to traditional injection molding.
Yes, however there are some things to keep in mind. Most of the casting materials have a shrink rate, and when we build the master patterns here at Schmit we compensate for the shrink rate for the material that will be used to create the cast parts.
Our largest machines have a 40” x 24” travel distance.
We work with most metals and plastics, please contact a project manager for specific materials.
At Schmit Prototypes the average delivery time for CNC machining can vary greatly depending on workload and/or project requirements. Schmit has been known to ship within 1 day of receiving the order. Consult one of our project managers for more information on delivery/time frame.
There are many variables that go into this decision, please contact one of our project managers to discuss the full scope of your project.
Schmit Prototypes can build tools with automatic slides, collapsible cores, or manual pick-outs to achieve difficult geometries.
Yes, we will keep your tool here for you and only run it when needed, or we can ship it to you as well.
Injection molding is a manufacturing process in which plastic material is forced into a mold cavity under pressure. Pelletized resins are fed into the injection molding machine, as well as any colorants required. The resins and colorants are introduced into an injection barrel where they are heated and melted. The material is then forced into the mold cavity where it cools. Once cooled, the part can be removed from the mold cavity.
We currently have a shot size range of .152oz – 54oz.
We currently have mostly Nissei machines with a couple Nestal machines as well.
Lead times for injection molded parts is dependent upon our workload at the time, as well as various factors such as part geometry and quantity needed. Schmit Prototypes has been known to turn parts around within 2 weeks of an order being placed.
No, but it is best that you consult with a project manager by calling 715-235-8474.
Not in-house, but we have a couple trusted local sources that we use for anodizing and other various finishes.
Yes, we commonly have customers request that their parts be cast in color as well as painted.
No, we make components or enclosures that are associated with those items such as plastic/metal housings, brackets, frames, etc.
Being that there are so many different kinds of electrical components we ask that you consult with a project manager by calling 715-235-8474.