Founded as a prototyping shop in 1996, VistaTek has since expanded due to customer demand to offer finished plastics injection molds and production parts. The advantages are numerous, the company says.
“Since we could debug the prototype tooling, we can transition directly into production tooling,” Managing Director Dan Mishek points out. “So there’s a cost advantage and also a timing advantage. It’s a simpler process – since we’ve already done the molding design and the programming – to do it again. We can do it more efficiently. Even with the sampling, we know what the cycle times are, what the pressures are and how the material flows from what we learned in the prototype tooling.”