When Supply Is In Demand: Cast Urethane
There are times when a company needs to produce a model for a product they manufacturer, or a model of building they would like to construct, or even a mock-up of a new invention or advancement in design they have come up with. There are all kinds of ways to accomplish this kind of creation. Some will use wood, some metal, others plastic or even rubber. But there are ways in which companies can create prototypes or models without resorting to some of the more complicated and/or expensive ways to create pieces of equipment that are not meant for extensive use.
Often, companies will make their models, prototypes, and mockups out of cast urethane. The reason why cast urethane is so popular for use in these kinds of projects is that cast urethane can be made to look like any number of materials you would like it to. If you need it to look like plastic, for example, cast urethane can easily be shaped and painted to look like plastic. If you are wondering why you would use cast urethane instead of plastic to make something look like plastic, it is because cast urethane is easier to make than plastic. While plastic requires injection into a mold, making cast urethane is a far simpler and faster process. Such efficiency is useful when all you plan on using the pieces of cast urethane for are models and prototypes. If the ultimate goal for the prototype is that you will make it out of plastic, the cast urethane can help you make your prototype quickly, inexpensively, and accurately. You can then funnel the money you save on making loads of plastic prototypes by using cast urethane back into your business.
Cast urethane lends itself nicely to being used for projects that require a large number of pieces be made in a short amount of time and without incurring high costs. At the same time, cast urethane is strudy and reliable, so even if you do not plan on making the final product of your project out of cast urethane, you can take comfort in the fact that the model you create will be of enormous benefit to you.