Short Run    

Silicone Tooling

Formero utilises the latest computer controlled vacuum casting system in conjunction with advanced silicone tooling to produce prototype plastic parts in short time frames. The silicone tooling allows a production run of 1 to 100 units, in a range of production simulant materials from glass filled nylon through to soft rubbers. Silicone tooling will faithfully replicate all the complexities and the surface detail of the rapid prototype master to allow for the accurate production of multiple, functional prototypes.



  • 2-3 weeks lead time

  • Large range of production simulant materials

  • Polyurethane (PU) rubber moulding Shore A&D

  • PMS colour matching

  • Range of surface textures: matte, satin, gloss, EDM...

  • PU rubber over-moulding

  • Clear/tinted parts for lens or windows

  • Maximum tool size 1000 x 600 x 400mm                                                 

  • Computer controlled Vacuum Casting

  • Insert moulding




Low Volume production of a medical device utilising Vacuum Casting


Simon Teed, Team Leader, Mechanical R&D m2mIm...

"We found that by discussing our requirements and objectives with the team from Formero, we were able to select the righ...