HPL Proto’s expertise and precision equipment (with huge milling, turning and machining capacities) mean we can make almost any automotive prototype you require. Here’s a step-by-step guide to an offshore monorail project we recently carried out ...
The client produced a series of renderings of his vision for the monorail design and selected a chosen theme.
The design was developed by CAD (computer-aided design) and the data was issued to HPL Proto.
This is where illusion started becoming reality. HPL Proto used the data to develop block-up plots for the workshop and to create tool paths for the machining of the models. We produced build-ups in model board and the models were machined on our large five-axis milling machine. After milling, we hand-worked the surfaces so they became smooth. The model was painted in the client’s chosen colour and design, then viewed and signed off by the client.
HPL Proto produced mould tools in glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). Parts were taken from the moulds in GRP. The parts were trimmed and hand-finished.
We assembled the parts and fitted them to the main sub-frame and bogie (provided by the client). Once everything was in the correct place, we dismantled the parts, painted them to show-quality standard and then reassembled everything.
The entire process was carried out in 12-14 weeks.
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