Urethane Casting Service

Less expensive low volume production of flexible, rigid or foam parts

Javelin-Cimetrix partners with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to provide Urethane Casting for low-mid volume production of high quality, precise, and consistent parts that can be molded from flexible, rigid or foam materials.

Stratasys Direct have developed a proprietary approach to master pattern production that is guaranteed to deliver consistency and quality in your cast components.

Learn more about the Urethane Casting service:

Urethane Casting Benefits

Fast and consistent creation of high-quality polymer parts

Molded plastic part

Rapid Part Delivery

Urethane casting gives companies a first-to-market advantage and first shots within 7-10 business days.

This allows companies to get their products on shelves long before hard-tooling for traditional injection molding could be completed.

 

Size & Capacity

Stratasys Direct operate the largest polymer casting enterprise in North America – both in terms of production capacity and part size capabilities.

Get the first-to-market advantage through the use of quick-turn, 3D printed master patterns and fast curing silicone molds.

Prototype & Production Parts

Urethane casting molds can yield up to 75 repeatable production components.

Before committing to a production run, we can cast a true-to-product part for testing.

Cast cosmetic housings for medical devices with healthcare-friendly materials.

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How Does Urethane Casting Work?

Urethane Casting utilizes quick curing silicone molds and 3D printed master patterns.

Urethane Casting Materials

Stratasys meet industry-specific applications and unique needs with an array of Shore A and D, flexible, rigid and foam materials.

UL 94-VO and FAR 25.853 flame ratings, high temperature, clear and medical imaging materials are all available. Review materials »

Composite Casting

During the casting process, sheet materials like fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar can be positioned into a mold before it is filled with material.

The resulting tough composite-reinforced cast urethane has a high flex modulus and impact strength.

Custom Casting

Developments in materials and molding methods enable customers to quickly manufacture high quality urethane castings.

Proprietary Casting Method

The proprietary casting process is a multi-step method that applies vacuum, heat and pressure to advanced formula polymers (AFP’s).

The process results in void-free, strong and stable production and pre-production components.

Molding Capacity

How many parts can you get from a single Urethane Casting mold? It depends on several factors, but a Urethane Casting mold typically yields 15 to 25 parts.

One factor that may reduce the lifespan of a mold is the geometry—sharp edges or deep undercuts tend to deteriorate more quickly.

VolumeCast—a process that utilizes hybrid tooling and proprietary casting techniques—can have an extended mold life, up to between 35 and 75 units.

What is the largest size of a part can you cast in urethane?

The maximum size for a cast urethane part is approximately 1,000 cubic inches, but large parts can be reviewed on an individual basis to determine compatibility with our casting processes.

Urethane Casting Quality Assurance

Stratasys Direct Urethane Casting services are more than just a molding process – it’s a team of highly skilled operators ensuring every step of the process goes smoothly, from pattern to cast to post-processing.

They work tirelessly to run tests and validate processes to ensure a perfect cast every time.

Experience Counts

  • At Stratasys Direct, their services are backed by nearly thirty years in the industry and a team of engineers ready to assist with every step of your project.
  • Stratasys experience with Urethane Casting has led them to develop proprietary build techniques and post-processing methods.
  • With quality certifications ISO 9001 and AS9100 and ITAR registration, Stratasys won’t rest until your project requirements are met.
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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing leverage seven manufacturing locations and the largest capacity in North America to ensure every customers’ project is a success. Serving tens of thousands of customers at all stages of product development, Stratasys Direct make it easier for businesses to bring quality products to market faster.

Urethane Casting Materials

Advanced Formula Polymers (AFPs) will exceed your expectations for urethane casting and short-run production.

Utilized for clinical trials, product testing, alpha/beta builds, prototype and end-use parts, AFP offers an unmatched selection of materials to meet your applications. Materials exhibiting properties including UL94V-0 flame rating, MRI transparency and even impact resistant composite reinforced plastics are available.

Shore D Urethane (Rigid)

MaterialDescriptionBenefitsApplications

AFP3100
Our high Izod impact urethane for pre-production and production applications; Certified to USP Class VI requirements and RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC Compliant
  • Extremely durable, high-impact urethane
  • Simulates ABS and PC/ABS
  • Good heat resistance
  • USP Class VI approved
  • Ruggedized covers and skins for medical equipment, scientific instruments, consumer electronics, and electronic controllers
  • Low volume production parts

AFP3100FR
Our most widely used urethane for production applications with a UL 94 V-0 flammability listing at .1” thickness. RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC Compliant
  • Extremely durable, high-impact urethane with UL 94 V-0 flammability at 0.1 inch (2.6 mm)
  • Meets FAR 25.853a requirements per Appendix F, Part 1 (a1) (ii)
  • Simulates ABS and PC/ABS
  • Good heat resistance
  • Ruggedized covers and skins for medical equipment, scientific instruments, consumer electronics, and electronic controllers
  • Products requiring a UL 94 V-0 flammability rating

AFP3105FR
Used for fire retardant applications in thinner sections. Meets the requirements of FAR 28.853 Part 1, (a) (1) (i) for flammability in 0.043 inch (1.1 mm) thickness; RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC
  • Passes 60 second burn test at 0.043 inch
  • Meets FAR 25.853a requirements per Appendix F, Part 1 (a1)(ii)
Durable, high-impact strength urethane with FAR 25.853 flammability rating

AFP3200
Provides a unique combination of physical properties for very tough and durable parts and assemblies. Good rigidity and stiffness due to its very high modulus. High tensile and impact strength for excellent resistance to breakage.
  • Provides a unique combination of physical properties for very tough and durable parts and assemblies
  • Simulates HDPE
  • Good rigidity and stiffness due to its very high modulus
  • High tensile and impact strength for excellent resistance to breakage
  • Consumer products like household goods and toys
  • Packaging such as caps, closures and cups
  • Industrial usages like piping and tanks
  • Automotive products such as wheel wells, hoods, bumpers, fenders

AFP3320
Used for very high temp applications; Heat deflection of 346F at 264 psi test; RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC Compliant
  • RoHS compliant
  • High temperature cast urethane resin
  • Tough, impact resistance
  • Excellent physical properties
  • Shore 80 D
  • Ideal for high heat applications
  • HVAC
  • Underhood applications

AFP3400
Used for applications that require flexibility having a low Flexural Mod. of 116,061 psi and high Izod Impact strength of 4.40ft.lbs/inch. Simulates Polypropylene.Very good impact resistancePrototype parts having mechanical properties close to polypropylene, with features requiring superior elongation like living hinges

AFP3600
Used for applications that require a clear material; can also be tinted easily; has good heat resistance and best for smaller geometries.
  • Excellent flexibility for clips and snap features
  • High impact resistance
  • Excellent for tinted applications
  • High reproduction accuracy
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • High transparency (clear to pale amber)
  • Lenses (tinted and clear)
  • Housings and cases
  • Backlight applications
  • Clear and frosted applications

PT8958
Used primarily in production applications of medium to large parts that require MRI transparency and a UL 94V0 registered flame rating.
  • MR Transparent - the material will not image at 1.5 T in proton signal testing, with one test site showing no proton of magnetic susceptibility at both 1.5 and 3.0 T
  • UL 94 V-0 Certified (flammability testing) per IEC 60695 11-10
  • Non hand-held equipment for the MRI coil industry
  • Products requiring a UL 94 V-0 flammability rating

RC 79D
Used primarily in production applications of smaller parts that require MRI transparency and a UL 94V0 registered flame rating.
  • MR Transparent
  • Tough, impact resistant material with excellent physical properties
  • UL 94-V0 flame rated
  • Many medical applications including MRI coil housings
  • Products requiring UL 94V-0 flamability rating

U0080DC-L
Used for applications that require a clear material; can also be tinted easily; has good heat resistance and best for larger geometries.
  • Water clear
  • Tintable
  • Excellent impact strength
  • Good weatherability
  • Larger parts
  • Complex geometries

CompositeCast with AFP3100FR
A glass composite sheet filled version of our most widely used urethane for production applications with a UL 94 V-0 flammability listing at .1” thickness. RoHS 2 / REACH SVHC Compliant. Parts exhibit enhanced flexural and impact properties.
  • Fast processing of parts and panels without hard tooling
  • When compared to QuantumCast, AFP3100FR used in CompositeCast experiences 163% gain in Izod Impact Strength
  • Composite-like performance (i.e., high flex modulus, high impact strength)
  • Tough and stiff cast parts
  • Medical device covers
  • Consumer electronic applications
  • Aerospace panels
  • Thin-walled cosmetic covers
  • Parts requiring high-impact strength

CompositeCast with PT8958
A glass composite sheet filled version of our MRI transparent production urethane used for medium to large parts that require MRI transparency and a UL 94V0 registered flame rating. Parts exhibit enhanced flexural and impact properties.
  • Fast processing of complex parts and panels without hard tooling
  • When compared to QuantumCast, PT8958 used in CompositeCast experiences 167% gain in heat deflection temperature @ 66 psi
  • Composite-like performance (i.e., high flex modulus, high impact strength)
  • Tough and stiff cast parts
  • PT8958 meets the requirements of the UL94 V-0 specification for flammability in 1/8 inch thickness
  • Medical imaging programs
  • Medical device covers

Shore A Urethane (Elastomeric)

MaterialDescriptionBenefitsApplications
E1005ALExtra Soft, 5 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs/REACH Compliant
  • General purpose very soft rubber
  • Easy to pigment
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • High tensile & tear strength
  • Special effects and props
  • Medical traning models
E1015ALSoft, 15 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs/REACH Compliant
  • General purpose soft rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Skins and soft stretchable linings
  • Soft rubber grips
E1025AL
Soft, 25 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs/REACH Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Over molds
  • Impact absorbing pads or linings
E1030AL
Soft, 30 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, over molding, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs/REACH Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Over molds
  • Key pads
E1040AL
Medium Soft, similar to a pencil eraser 40 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, over molding, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Over molds
  • Key pads
E1050AL
Medium Soft, similar to a Door Seal 50 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, over molding, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Part production, potting, molds, pigmenting
  • Special effects and props
E1060AL
Medium Hard, 60 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, over molding, special effects props and medical training models; RoHs Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Over molds
  • Boots
  • Bellows
E1070AB
Medium Hard, similar to automotive tire tread 70 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts and special effects props; RoHs Compliant
  • General purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Over molds
  • Cable connectors
  • Bellows
E1080ABHard, similar to Hydraulic O-Rings 80 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts and special effects props; RoHs Compliant
  • General purpose hard rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Rollers
  • Cable connectors
E1090ABHard, similar to a squeegee 90 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts and special effects props; RoHs Compliant
  • Hard general purpose rubber
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Rollers
  • Bumpers
E1095ABHard, similar to a shopping cart wheel 95 Shore A Elastomer used for production parts, strain reliefs and special effects props; RoHs Compliant
  • Hard general purpose rubber
  • Very good tear resistance
  • Good abrasive resistance
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant
  • Rollers
  • Bumpers

Expanding Foam

MaterialDescriptionBenefitsApplications
Foam-Flex V412Flexible, Soft, variable density foam ranging from 4-12 lbs. used in special FX, medical training and prototype seat and cushion applications.
  • Low density
  • Soft feel
  • Open cell
  • Bumpers and crash pads
  • Arm rest and seat cushions
  • Movie props
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound dampening
  • Impact protection
  • Custom packaging
Foam-Flex V915Flexible, Lively, variable density foam ranging from 9-15 lbs. used in special FX, medical training and prototype seat and cushion applications.
  • Medium density
  • Lively feel
  • Open Cell
  • Bumpers and crash pads
  • Arm rest and seat cushions
  • Movie props
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound dampening
  • Impact protection
  • Custom packaging
Foam-Flex V1232Flexible, Tough, variable density foam ranging from 12-32 lbs. used in special FX, medical training and prototype seat and cushion applications.
  • High density
  • Firm feel
  • Self skinning
  • Bumpers and crash pads
  • Arm rest and seat cushions
  • Movie props
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound dampening
  • Impact protection
  • Custom packaging
Foam-Rigid V316Rigid, variable density foam ranging from 3-16 lbs. used in special FX, flotation, device/equipment insulation and prototype part applications.
  • Rigid
  • Closed cell polyurethane foam
  • Available in wide density ranges
  • Thermal insulation
  • Sound dampening
  • Custom packaging
  • Encapsulation

Silicone (CompressionCast Materials)

MaterialDescriptionBenefitsApplications
AFS15Soft, 15 Shore A silicone rubber used for preproduction and production parts like keypads, seals and gaskets.Platinum based silicone
  • Ink stamp pads
  • Pressure pads
  • Molds
AFS30Soft, 30 Shore A silicone rubber used for preproduction and production parts like keypads, seals and gaskets.Platinum based silicone
  • Mold making
  • Encapsulation
  • Pressure pads
  • Gaskets
AFS40Medium Soft, 40 Shore A silicone rubber used for preproduction and production parts like keypads, seals and gaskets.Platinum based silicone
  • Flexible buttons
  • Keypads
  • Gaskets
  • Applications where water resistance or water proofing are required
AFS50Medium Soft, 50 Shore A silicone rubber used for preproduction and production parts like keypads, seals and gaskets.Platinum based silicone
  • Mold making
  • Encapsulation
  • Pressure pads
  • Gaskets
AFS60Medium hard, 60 Shore A silicone rubber used for preproduction and production parts like keypads, seals and gaskets.Platinum based silicone
  • Mold making
  • Gaskets
  • Encapsulation applications
  • Pressure pads

Industries we work with

Javelin-Cimetrix services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts

Industrial design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas

Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models

High Tech & Consumer

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Why work with Javelin-Cimetrix?

What inspires you is your business — how to make it real is ours.

Through implementing a partnership-based approach with our clients, we enhance business processes, facilitate the effective use of 3D technologies, and provide the ongoing education and product support to ensure your solutions work in the real world.

From inception to design, manufacturing to inventory maintenance, streamlined solutions are a key factor in reaching your targets quickly and effectively.

Interested in our Urethane Casting Services?

Call us free at 1-800-298-6437 and get your questions answered

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