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Rapid Vacuum and Thermoforming Tooling

Expensive tooling and long lead times make small batch runs and prototyping a pain. Let us help you.


RapidMade offers three tiers of tooling depending on required lead time, part size and production quantity.


Prototype 3D Printed Tooling

  • Tooling turnaround in 48 hours
  • Good for at least 50 forms
  • Variety of material and finish options
  • Fraction of the cost and lead time of cast or machined permanent tooling 


Prototype CNC Urethane Tooling

  • Typical tooling turnaround in less than one week
  • Good for at least 50 forms
  • Better for larger parts (15" and larger)
  • High accuracy


Permanent Cast Aluminum Composite Tooling

  • Typical tooling turn around in 2 - 4 weeks
  • Permanent - free upkeep and replacements
  • Very fast and inexpensive alternative to cast or milled aluminum. 
  • Can make parts of all sizes (from less than one foot up to 6+ feet)
  • Extremely accurate
  • Faster cycle times and less expensive duplicates than prototype tools


Finished Product Vacuum and Thermoforming

Learn more about RapidMade's Vacuum and Thermoforming plastic product offerings.