Prototyping and Tooling
Functional, Effective, and Fast Prototypes
Whether it is a product freshening or a completely new design, iterative improvements are part of the innovation process.Medical device component prototypes can give you the opportunity to try different manufacturing options and processing methods to ensure that a part is producible and well designed for your medical device needs.Saint-Gobain stands ready to assist you to test your medical device design, make revisions and explore creative options that could make it even better than you imagined.Bring us your concept or drawing, and we can quickly produce an advanced prototype from production intent material.
Let Saint-Gobain make your drawings come to life in the form of a rigid 3D model or a functional silicone component, and beyond.
Our teams of engineers and designers will work with you in developing a manufacturable design and recommend a material that meets your performance requirements.We leverage Saint-Gobain’s in-house tooling design expertise and our established relationships with tooling manufacturers to produce quality molds using advanced molding-grade steel and precise, high-speed CNC machining.With the ability to test multiple designs throughout the pre-production phase, rapid prototyping will help you to get your medical device to the market as fast as possible.
Through our prototyping process, Saint-Gobain offers:
- Dimensionally accurate prototype parts
- Fully functional models
- Production intent material
- Full IQ/OQ/PQ and article validation
- Single cavity tools
- Molding-grade steel
At Saint-Gobain, we understand and meet your most urgent needs. We offer experience, superior quality and our commitment to excellence throughout the design and development process. To learn more about how our prototyping services can meet your application needs,contact us.
Tooling: From Prototype to Production
Critical medical procedures rely upon a physician's knowledge and expertise, but also on the quality and consistency of the medical devices being used.As a result, part design, raw material choice and manufacturing techniques can greatly impact the performance of medical devices and patient outcomes.
Saint-Gobain is an industry leader in developing prototype and production tooling for silicone and thermoplastic molded components.Our teams of engineers and journeymen toolmakers work together, combining decades of experience with state of the art machining equipment including CNC and EDM machines with the latest design support software to design and manufacture a precision tool for your specific project needs.
Fast Track to Product Launch
Time is of the essence when it comes to the development and launch of new products. Saint-Gobain's in-house tooling services help you take your products to market faster by eliminating outside vendors, hidden problems and possible delays. Working closely with your engineers, we will design and build a prototype mold that is capable of producing production quality parts in a fraction of the time and at reasonable cost.
Our fast-track approach to prototyping means you have quality parts quickly for evaluation and testing. Throughout the iterative prototyping process, we work with you to fine-tune and modify the tool to accommodate design changes that result from your prototype testing and analysis. These iterative steps can then be carried over to the production tool, minimizing process development times and helping to keep your project timeline on track.
Saint-Gobain's application and tooling engineers are available to assist you in transitioning your design concepts to successful medical devices.