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Prototypes and manufacturing processes

Producing a prototype of a part or assembly newly designed on the computer gives you the opportunity to first examine and test a plastic part before investing in an expensive injection molding tool. Have a design sample made for an upcoming trade fair or have a functional injection molded part made with 3D printing.


Manufacturing process of prototypes

When creating a prototype, you can choose the optimal one from various processes, depending on your requirements. Together with aXpel injection AG, you test and develop your products within a continuous improvement process until they are ready for series production.


  • Rapid prototyping from 3D construction data

  • CNC machined prototypes  

  • Prototype tools for test series in injection molding  

  • Parts from 3D printer

Which manufacturing processes are available?

When producing new parts, questions can be asked to determine which manufacturing process is best for a project. For example, injection molding can be ruled out for complete metal parts. For parts that are to be manufactured in large quantities, a CNC machining and a 3D printing process are not economical and therefore not suitable.


As a rule of thumb, up to 50 parts can be produced economically with 3D printing. CNC machining is economical for up to approx. 200 pieces. With simple injection molds, quantities of up to 10,000 can usually be produced. For production runs of> 10,000 pieces, it is advisable to invest in a suitably constructed injection mold. Ask us if you are unsure which process is best for your project and which is the best to scale.


Internal project briefing: We analyze the initial situation, write a project description and determine the project goal

  • Creation of technical descriptions, feasibility analysis, material testing, calculation

  • The requirements are definitely defined

  • Risk analysis

  • Time and personnel requirements: The project plan provides information about the schedule of the processes and regulates the use of personnel

  • Determination of the communication management for the documentation of the course of the project

  • Determination of the internal and external contact persons as well as the communication channels

  • Cost management: The preparation for the determination, allocation and reporting according to cost centers is determined here

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Which material is best?

If you are not sure which material you want to use, our material comparison may help you, or contact us for a consultation: +41 62 917 20 20

Design also means color

aXpel injection AG offers a huge variety of user-defined colors by adding a dye (masterbatch), giving your product a special touch. Contact our sales staff and give us the desired RAL or Pantone reference, we will be happy to advise you and show you the possibilities.


  • aXpel injection AG cannot achieve a complete color match. Colorant additions are approximate. The customer is responsible for checking the conformity of the manufactured parts with the customer-specific color requirements.

  • These additives are in the form of granules and are mixed with the plastic you have chosen, provided they are compatible. The final color of the plastic will depend on a number of factors, including the tone of the “natural” color of the plastic. In addition, there will be some vortex formation where the colorant is not fully mixed in.

  • If a complete color match and uniform coloration of a part is necessary, please contact a compounder, such as Albis Impex AG. They are able to mix colored plastics according to your requirements and deliver them to us.