Room Temperature Vulcanization is a process by which you can create production representative parts without incurring long lead times and high costs associated with aluminum or steel molds.
This process begins with a mold master (typically an SLA model). The master is used to create a silicone mold that is then vacuum injected with a polyurethane material to create the end product. A silicone mold allows you to create production representative parts at a fraction of the cost of an injection mold.
RTV molding is capable of using a multitude of materials representative of specific production materials. The final part can be as soft as latex or as hard as polycarbonate and glass-filled materials, ranging in size from 1/2“ to 72“.