Pre-production and Design is usually 14 to 20 percent of a project and on average will take 2 to 3 weeks of project time. After receiving the concept from a customer and fully understanding the customer’s specifications and needs this department gets to work.
Reading data from all file formats (IGS, PRT, SAT, X-T, SolidWorks 2000, STEP, DWG, DXF, CAD-L) solid modeling and wire-frame data is produced and with the new technology of SLA (stero-lithography), the department can do all the pre-design that is needed for a mold before machining the first piece.
The greater part of the CPI knowledge base resides in this department. Our experience with all types of molds and production processes will allow you to reduce your development costs. You may not have come across the pitfalls of molding but CPI has and they have overcome them – for your benefit!