Prototype DesignPrototype plastic injection molds produce real injection molded parts for functional testing. They can also serve as bridge tooling to fill the manufacturing gap for production tooling. Prototypes differ from production molds in that they usually are not meant to be used in the long term.

Why Use a Prototype?

Machining a prototypeA prototype offers a means to efficiently and cost-effectively evaluate a mold before committing to the final product. Unsure of how best to meet specifications or what your final product should look like? Then a prototype can provide the solution. It can help you determine what works and what needs to be changed.

Because a prototype uses lower-cost materials and a faster process, you won't feel pressured to settle for something that doesn't meet your needs.

Prototype Options

  • Machined parts instead of molding​
  • Prototype stacks using customer base​
  • Class 103 tools ​
  • MUD Units

What Is Rapid Prototyping?

Rapid prototyping (RP) uses three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part is usually done through 3D printing or "additive layer manufacturing" technology.

In addition to creating prototypes, RP is also used to manufacture production-quality parts in relatively small numbers.
Rapid prototyping includes stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, and laminated object manufacturing. Each of these techniques builds parts, one by one, from 3D-CAD models, joining layers of material to create the finished prototype.

The Right Method for Your Project

The right prototyping method at the proper phase of development will not only save time and money but also enable more (or more effective) iterations. In other words, better prototypes result in better end products.

Let the prototyping experts at Prodigy Mold & Tool suggest which method is best suited for your project.

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What we make

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Plastic Injection Molds

Precision Gear Molds

Insert Molds

Auto-Unscrewing Molds

Prototype Tooling

Precision Machining

About Us

Prodigy Mold, located in Haubstadt, Indiana, is a manufacturer of high quality plastic injection molds and tooling for the medical, electronics, and consumer goods industries. Our specialties include unscrewing molds, gear molds, complex multi-action / multi-cavity molds and high cavity hot runner systems.

We design and build for functional superiority based on years of experience in the industry, while striving to build strong relationships with each of our customers.

Experienced tool makers, working with top-quality equipment and automation combine skill and technology for high-precision and productivity.

Service and support that's second to none ensure's reliable performance and productivity.



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Precision Plastic Gears

Custom Machining

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