Prototype & Development

Prototype & Development

Albright provides a collaborative holistic approach to servicing our silicone rubber and thermoplastic customers by combining our capabilities and expertise with understanding your specific design, engineering, and manufacturing needs. Albright provides progressive manufacturing solutions such as micro-molding, multi-material and insert molding. Our scalability ensures you meet your objectives on time, whether you need to design and develop a new product or immediately ramp up full scale, high volume production.

Holistic Engineering

At Albright, we take a collaborative, holistic approach to new product development.

Concept & Collaboration

Detailed design concept review to ensure we fully understand your specific design, engineering and manufacturing needs.

Product Analysis

Product Analysis to provide a thorough engineering-oriented analysis of your product, providing design change suggestions to ensure long term success.

Realization of design by providing customized progressive tooling, molding, and assembly solutions to ensure products are effectively manufactured.

    • In-house prototype tooling/fixturing and molding.
    • Production tooling/fixturing and molding.
Albright applies extensive LSR or thermoplastic materials knowledge to support your product applications. Industry standard materials for medical, commercial, defense, as well as specialty materials achieving:
  • Bonding to substrates such as plastics and metals through surface treatment or targeted adhesive grades
  • Radio opacity for example visibility in X-rays
  • Color
  • Self-lubricating materials for low friction applications

The NPD Process

Whether you have complete parts files or just an idea; want to develop a product to sell to an OEM or plan on entering full-scale production; Sterling has the experience and engineering expertise to take your new product from concept to creation.

3D/2D File Submission

We can accept 2D technical drawings or 3D printed models, which we will examine for manufacturability and design suggestions.

File interrogation

When you submit your proprietary design, we extract information from your drawings and part files to evaluate the feasibility of every design element.

DFM

We integrate Design for Manufacturability throughout the NPD process to facilitate production, reduce costs and eliminate potentially expensive delays.

Design adjustments

Our engineers can make recommendations including material selection, wall thickness analysis, tooling, mold flow analysis, surface finish and part decoration.

Prototyping

For those looking to develop and test new product ideas, rapid prototyping provides parts quickly and cost-effectively.

Ready To Get Started?

Let's talk about how Albright can meet your complete design, engineering and production needs, all under one roof.