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Procreate can organise tooling for the components it designs and has a range of talented suppliers in NZ and overseas. Tooling is very much an ‘unseen art’ and is an absolutely critical part of most modern product manufacture. Commonly Procreate gets involved with projects requiring tooling for plastic injection modelling or thermo forming but we have suppliers who offer the full range of alternative manufacturing processes and materials as well.
Creating a ‘tool’ or mould is a highly expensive and customised process, so getting it right the first time is critical. At Procreate we start considering the tooling options and constraints right at the start of the design process. This high level of attention to detail then extends through to the prototyping stage where tooling requirements are fine tuned.
Our deep understanding of the engineering requirements of tooling and the impact that it has on the manufacturing process has been part of Procreate’s success story. It is an aspect of manufacturing that most people never get to see – but it can have an enormous impact on every aspect of the product’s look and feel, including its ultimate cost.