Prototyping & Short-Run Production
Create custom prototypes and parts with Polytek® mold making, casting, coating & tooling materials
Polytek's wide range of material solutions can be used by engineers, designers, and developers to produce prototypes and parts that meet their unique specifications.
Create rigid and flexible molds or parts using silicone, polyurethane, epoxy or tooling board, or use in conjunction with 3D printing processes to achieve a working prototype model.
From concept, to prototype, to short-run production, Polytek materials are versatile tools that can help you every step of the way.
Select a product line below to learn more:
Polyurethane Plastic: Rigid & Semi-Rigid
Use Polytek® polyurethane casting resins to create a number of finished objects and décor. From fast-setting resins to water-clear options, almost any color, size, shape, weight and appearance can be achieved by using these systems.
Polyurethane foams is often used to produce lightweight objects, props, architectural elements and décor. They can be used to make finished parts, but are also used to back all other casting materials, such as polyurethane plastic.
Polytek® manufactures a high-quality line of two-part, room-temperature curing (RTV) polyurethane rubbers that can be poured, brushed or sprayed to make molds or flexible parts. Polyurethane rubbers are most often used to make molds for casting wax, plaster and concrete.
Polytek® silicone mold rubbers are most often used when making molds for resin or foam casting. Release agents are generally not needed for either process, which is why they are sometimes preferred over polyurethane mold rubbers.
PlatSil® SiliFoam is a platinum-cured silicone foam with a 15 lb/ft³ density. Often used in conjunction with PlatSil® Gel Silicone Rubbers to create prosthetic appliances and props.
PolyPoxy® Laminating Epoxies are low viscosity, room temperature curing (RTV) systems formulated for general purpose and high-temperature fabrication applications.
Surface Coat Epoxies
PolyPoxy® Surface Coat Epoxies are thixotropic, room temperature curing (RTV) systems formulated for the fabrication of general purpose or heat-resistant laminated tools, including dies, foundry patterns, core boxes, and router, trim and inspection fixtures.
PolyPoxy® Casting Epoxies are aluminum-filled, heat-resistant, room temperature curing (RTV) systems that are typically used for heat-resistant vacuum form tools, injection and compression molds, RTM and RIM molds, and matched dies.
PolyPoxy® Epoxy Clays are two-component, room temperature curing (RTV) systems. When mixed together, these components form a soft, dough-like consistency that cures to a hard solid with excellent toughness and dimensional stability.
PolyPoxy® Epoxy Adhesives are two-component, room-temperature curing (RTV) systems designed to be used as general-purpose adhesives as well as a bonding adhesive for TekBoard™ Tooling & Modeling Board.
Polyurethane, Aluminum-Filled & Epoxy Tooling & Modeling Board
TekBoard™ Tooling & Modeling Boards are pre-fabricated, highly machinable, dimensionally stable block materials that assist engineers, model makers, mechanical designers, and prototype developers in meeting the demanding needs of the aerospace, automotive, modeling, and prototyping industries.