We've put together a short list of our most frequently asked questions. This list is not extensive so if you have any additional questions about your project please contact a member of our team on 0121 550 5868 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, an open discussion often highlights any areas of concern and gives us a full understanding of your requirements and quality expectations. Or we can arrange a Teams/Skype/Zoom meeting to discuss your requirements.
It depends on the complexity and how busy we are at any given time. We’ve produced simple non complex tools and mouldings in a couple of days, to very complex tools and mouldings in several weeks. It’s always best to contact us to discuss your requirements at the time.
At the point of quoting you will be asked about your material requirements. We can advise on the correct type, grade and colour of material for your components and also discuss options for supply.
Our aluminium tooling is very robust which enables us to mould in most thermoplastic materials, from polypropylene and ABS to high temperature metal replacement engineering polymers like PPS, HTN and PEEK.
No, we always offer our fastest turn around and lead times which will be agreed at the start of your project.
No. Unlike some of our competitors RP produces what you model. We review your model and will highlight any areas that are not suitable for injection moulding in your part design. We’ll bring this to your attention to enable you to build quality into your part before manufacturing begins.
Once tooling has been paid for in full, ownership of tooling passes to the customer.
Yes, we have storage facilities on-site to keep tooling should it be needed to produce additional parts in the future.
This depends on many factors. How many parts do you need your tool to produce? We supply components into many different industries, some customers require 10 parts, some 10,000 and this has to be considered at the time of making the tool. Our tooling can be a cost effective solution to a handful of parts, or we can produce a prototype aluminium tool to be capable of 100’s of thousands of parts.
Yes this is a common occurrence for many OEM’s and we often support production for several months.
This depends on the levels of complexity, but by rule of thumb it's around 30-40% cheaper. Aluminium tooling also has much shorter lead times, which in itself offers reduced time to market for new products and the potential for substantial cost savings.
Yes we can process materials such as TPE / TPV as over-mouldings or straight forward mouldings. We also offer insert moulding.
Yes. RP has its own Quality Engineering Department with CMM capability which can be discussed at the quoting stage.
Yes, we have a tool room and mould shop within our Kingswinford facilities. We encourage our customers to visit our manufacturing facility to discuss their project in further detail and to get an insight of how we work here at RP.
Yes you can. RP already supplies a number of key companies across the EU with production mouldings off supplied tooling.
We can currently support parts sizes of 1400mm x 700mm x 600mm
We approached RP Technologies with a very urgent requirement for a product we had previously got 3D printed but had a sudden increase in demand. Paul was very responsive and helpful on the technical elements, he produced a mould for us in 1 week and then sent his own driver 2-3 hours to us with the samples to get them approved. The sample was right first time and we received the first delivery of finished parts on site 7 working days from placing the order, including making the mould! Excellent customer service and very responsive, I would fully recommend them.
LP, Dutypoint Ltd
RPTech, through incredible professional service, quality and value over the past few years have become our first choice for rapid injection tooling and parts. They specialise in rapid injection tooling without the distraction of other forms of prototyping which makes them expert at what they do. There is nothing they can’t do with a mould tool, they also offer inspection and PPAP. Competitive on cost and lead time with China or anyone
DB, Automotive Industry
Well resourced, flexible and easy to deal with, we have had good dealings with RP and the team there.
Used RP for alot of projects related to automotive parts. They have been excellent suppliers and have worked to tight deadlines/lead times and have at times worked around the clock to ensure parts are delivered on time to the correct quality specifications. They are also good value for money when based against the Chinese competition.
NT, Automotive Tier 1 Supplier
Just to confirm, we have received our recent order. The team and I were very keen to see what you had produced for us. It’s safe to say you have exceeded our expectations, so an enormous thank you from all of us! We look forward to seeing what you will be producing for us in the future.
Ted Varley, Covvi Ltd
In a project where time and quality were our first priority, we were excellently supplied by RP Technologies in all respects. Communication and execution of the project was first class and very professional.
Herr Wimmer, Knaus Tabbert GmbH
"I have had the pleasure of working with RP Technologies over the last 18 months and can only commend the team on their professionalism, technical expertise and ability to deliver a result against impossible timing"
Mark Smith, Programme Manager, Nifco UK Limited
Good morning Peter. I have been processing your PPAP submission. May I say this is one of the best presented PPAP’s I have received in over 160 in the last 18 months, well done.
, Global Automotive Wiring Harness Supplier
I've received the parts and they worked perfectly, thank you for your support with this and I appreciate the speedy turn around
JR, Kautex Unipart Limited
We are in agreement at how impressed we were with the quality, efficiency and professionalism of RP's service as a Rapid Prototype supplier
Chassis-Suspension Systems & Tuning, Jaguar Land Rover
In three weeks - three parts that fit together and perform, right first time. It has bolstered my confidence in bringing back otherwise 'China' jobs to the UK
SB, Zeta Specialist Lighting
Having such a great customer experience has only added to the excitement of the project. Thanks again and look forward to continuing this relationship
CD, XYZ Builds Ltd
Everybody is impressed with the quality of your work, in fact a few people thought they were the Die-Cast parts!
NM, Designer, A Paccar Company