Prototype Tooling for Inexpensive Parts


Are you looking for a less expensive option for a successful production process? Then you are going to want to take advantage of prototype tooling from Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc. We have the machining equipment, in-house molding, and staff necessary to help you with the design and production of any prototype parts you might need.


In our 87,000 square foot facility, we are able to produce and deliver completed tooling, including very complex molds, within a very short lead-time ranging up to 20 days. Additionally, we do not enforce a minimum order volume for our prototype tooling services. Just need one set? We’ve got you covered.

Contact us today to learn more about all of the different industries our International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-registered team works with, including military and defense, appliance, automotive, consumer, child safety, container, and medical industries. We use either standard aluminum or P20 steel molds for your project.

Benefits of Prototype Tooling

You don’t want to find out when your complete order of finalized parts arrive that something is amiss. With our prototype tooling services, you are able to produce limited runs of a piece to test both the functionality of the tooling as designed as well as the precision of the parts it yields.

Benefits of Prototype Tooling

ButtonsIt is a valuable way to get in person, hands-on inspection of tooling. You can produce limited runs of a part to test both the functionality of the tooling as designed and the precision of the parts it yields.

Production tooling is designed to have a very long lifespan, producing thousands or millions of parts, leading to a low per-part cost. On the other hand, this type of tooling has a short lifespan. Because of this, it is primarily used for the production of prototype parts, or for the live production of parts in low volumes.

To learn more about Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc. and our capabilities, or to work with our dedicated prototyping team, reach out to us today.

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Tool Design

There are many elements and components that go into tool design. It isn’t only about the materials, but also their use and how they will work for the customer. That’s why Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering works hard to get the dimensions and cuts perfect with our CNC machining. Each customer needs precise tools to make larger machines operational. Our commitment to the needs of our customers is what has made us a highly reliable source for manufacturing and tool creation. The facilities and technology we use allows us to take on tool projects of every size.

We understand that some tools are more general in their use, but some tool designs are much more specific. You can rely on our molding tools to create casts that can replicate the same shape, should customers need them later on. Every model is saved onto a computerized system, which helps with creating any design quickly.

Any tool design is achievable with the right engineering skills and materials. Helping our customers facilitate their operations is what has allowed us the opportunity to be in business for decades. We are committed to continuing to produce high-quality tools and castings. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.