RE: big tool request.

From: Masuo Namme (
Date: Fri May 01 1998 - 07:13:39 EEST

Dear Mr.Dickens and my colleagues,

In Japan, there's the need for the large parts prototypes such as dash board
and bumper.
Since they cannot believe the reliability of CAE, they prefer to have the
parts made by real plastics.
Sometime they use the vacuum casting which is just used for their initial
concept models but, they usually build the prototype injection tool to
inject the real plastics although it cost them 60-70% of the real tool, and
always look for the cheaper way of prototyping.
Is there anyone who can suggest the solution for this kind of needs ?
They're not satisfied with urethane vacuum casting but as far as I know
there's no good injection tool like epoxy tool to inject the large size
parts like dash board.
Any suggestion is highly appreciated.
                            Masuo Namme
                       Director Marketing
                      Shonan Design CoLtd
            TEL:81-427-75-0448 FAX:1-427-71-9744

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