Rapid Tooling

Rapid Tooling


What is Rapid Tooling?

Rapid tooling, sometimes called prototype or bridging dies, are a fast and economical way to inject various plastic parts into small batches. Once an aluminum or steel mold has been created with a rapid mold process, it can be utilized as a part of a molding process to create multiple copies of a part. As a result, rapid tooling is used to create molds for rapid prototyping requirements in less time or fill gaps before mass production.

Why should I use rapid tooling?

Rapid tooling is a fast and cost-efficient way to create a few prototypes in a selected material for function and aspect testing, as well as for low-volume production to test out the market.

What materials can I choose from with rapid tooling?

APT-Mold provides a wide range of materials for rapid tooling. Customers can choose the most suitable materials for the project.

APT’s capabilities include rapid tooling, injection molding .

Processes of Rapid Tooling:

The rapid tooling process includes creating a mold using aluminum or mild steel, stocking the mold base, and manually loading inserts. Rapid tooling is ideal for low-value manufacturing meant to be used in marketing samples, product evaluations, and process design.

For small projects, traditional tooling is often prohibitively expensive. Our custom rapid tolling service provides a low-cost, low-volume alternative, in which high-volume parts will not be needed in the future. The rapid production tooling processes are commonly used in industry Settings to prototype or diagnose design problems.

Benefits of rapid tooling

Rapid production tooling offers a number of advantages over other forms of prototype production:

Fast processing:

Rapid tooling provides fast results, so the transition from development to production is very short.


The rapid machining process still allows for advanced customization of molds.


Rapid tooling is time-saving because it eliminates the need to produce molds, patterns, and special tools that you used in conventional tooling. Rapid tooling shortened the time between the initial idea and evaluation.


The part produced in rapid tooling is synonymous with full-scale production. Customs can use these parts for impact and stress testing. With the results from testing, Customs can determine the changes needed before going into an expensive tooling process.

injection molding parts

Injection molding parts

Technical Support

The support from APT team will help you shorten the lead time and cost saving in new product development. We will support your project design for manufacturing.

Innovative Ideas

We have innovative ideas based on design. Our manufacturing experience will help you trouble shooting and turn your idea into reality, get things done.

Advanced Technology

Our rapid prototyping technology in Computer Aided Design(CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM) also with experienced technician will make the parts in high quality.


Fast Response

We keep a close eyes on your every project, you will usually receive our quotation and get a reply for project within 24 hours.

What is Your Next Step?

This will guide you through our very simple quote submission process. We are excited for the chance to earn your business!