Tooling Development

Skilled staff to deliver on time

We know you work under tight deadlines to create finished products for clients. We respect your time and work to ensure you can deliver to your clients.

We’ve had decades of experience to hone our craft. Our expertise allows us to anticipate problems and avoid them, creative problem solve, and create precise products down to the millimeter!

What is tooling development?

Tooling development is the process of creating a mold that will be used to create the shape of your product or part.

Tools and capabilities

At Contour Engineering we are equipped with everything necessary to create your component or product with precision. Our facility features:

  • 3D printing sizes up to 14” x 14” x 12”
  • 3D scanning
  • Design and CAD/CAM software including Solidworks, Mastercam, and Unigraphics
  • Aluminum cast tools sizes up to 1600-lb cast weight
  • Soft tools and patterns using wood and REN board material
  • 3D machining sizes up to 84″ x 144″
  • 3D modeling

What to expect

Injection molded foam tooling (RIM) depends on:

  • Product size and complexity
  • Production volume
  • Process requirements
  • Prototypes & models

Industries we typically serve:

  • Automotive
  • Defense military
  • Sports & recreation
  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Prototypes & models

The process of building molds

  • Receive your 3D design file
  • Design a mold with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Fabricate a foundry pattern
  • Inspect the pattern or patterns
  • Create male and female castings machined to adhere the castings to the mold plates
  • Provide locations for fill guns, ejectors, and support posts for the casting sets
  • Mount the cavities to the mold plates
  • Inspect mold for proper alignment

In-house manufacturing

Nothing gets lost in translation, there’s a shorter turn around time, and you know you will be getting quality work because we do it ourselves.

Impressive equipment

The quality and variety of our equipment ensures that we have the best-suited machinery to create your products. The quality of our machinery means precision, which can make or break a product depending on its size and function.

When it comes to tooling development, we have the experience and expertise to make your vision a reality.

More Info

Contour Engineering has decades of experience in our industry. Let our expertise help serve your customers’ needs for decades to come!

2305 E Coe Rd
Shepherd, MI 48883


Business Hours:
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm