DynaClass®
TOOLING & MOLDING

Our customers often approach us with design expectations that can’t be met with a standardized, off-the-shelf tooling approach.

That’s where NPI/Medical’s unique DynaClass® Tooling and Molding System helps our engineering team and you select the appropriate prototype and production tooling level for your specific plastic injection-molded project.

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Check out the different DynaClass® tooling and molding options available to you, whether you’re seeking low-volume prototyping, high-volume production, bridge tooling or pre-production. We cover it all and everything in between.

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DynaClass® TOOLING & MOLDING

DynaClass 5 DynaClass 4 DynaClass 3 DynaClass 2 SPI Class 101
Uses Prototype Tight Tolerance, Advanced Prototypes Low Volume Molding Bridge Tooling, Pre-Production Tight Tolerance Production
Applications Form, Fit, Function Part Validation/Design Verification Production High Volume, Pre-Production Extremely High Production
Cost / Complexity Low Low to Moderate Moderate Premium Premium
Maximum Part Size 3" x 4" 6" x 8" 6" x 8" 8" x 8" 10" x 10"
Lead Time 1-4 weeks 2-4 Weeks 3-6 Weeks 4-8 Weeks 12-14 Weeks
Mold Life Up to 5,000 Up to 50,000 Up to 100,000 Up to 500,000 1,000,000 Plus
Mold Base Aluminum / P-20 Steel P-20 or #2 Steel P-20 or #2 Steel P-20, #2, #3 and #7 Steel #2, #3 and #7 Steel
Mold Inserts Limited / Hand Loads Hand Load and Actions as Needed Automated Automated Automated
Cavity Creation Machined with Limited EDM Machined with Some EDM Machined and EDM Machined and EDM Machined and EDM
Inserts Hardened Steel Cores, Cavities and Inserts as Needed Hardened Steel Cores, Cavities and Inserts as Needed Hardened Steel Cores, Cavities and Inserts Hardened Steel Cores, Cavities and Inserts Hardened Steel Cores, Cavities and Inserts
Action Limited / Hand Loads Hand Load and Actions as Needed Automated Automated Automated
Standard Tolerances +/-.005" Unless Otherwise Predetermined +/-.005" Unless Otherwise Predetermined +/-.005" Unless Otherwise Predetermined +/-.005" Unless Otherwise Predetermined Standard Production Molding Tolerances
Controlled Environments Clean Room Molding Options Clean Room Molding Options Clean Room Molding Options Clean Room Molding Options Clean Room Molding Options
Quality Systems Custom Quality Plans / Process Validation Custom Quality Plans / Process Validation Full Process Validation Full Process Validation Full Process Validation
Class Equivalent Class 105 Class 104 Class 103 Class 102 Class 101

DynaClass® 5

PROTOTYPE TOOL OPTIONS

YOUR KEY ADVANTAGE

Work with 1 project manager throughout
the entire project lifecycle

Prototype Tool Option
Material Aluminum Steel
Cost / Complexity Low-Moderate Premium
Lead Time 1-2 Weeks 3-4 Weeks
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