Prototype Shop Services

Eicher provides world-class shop services that include:

Fully Detailed Table Top Study Models: Design Theme Models: Surface Validation Models: Verification Models: Aerodynamic Scale Models: Low Temperature Form Tools: Lay-Up Prototype Panels and Trim: CNC Milled Foam: Composite  and Metal Components: White Light Scanning-Reverse Engineering:  Tooling (Low Volume/Prototype):  Part Mockup: Buck Mule Development: Confirmation Assemblies: Clay Modeling: Carbon Fiber, Epoxy & Fiberglass Parts: Assembly & Bonding Fixtures: Prototype Part Assemblies: NC Programming & Milling Support. Expanded network for other cabilitities.

Class A steering wheel 2      seat foam      proto interior buck door IP    

  Proto_ marine seat folded      Eicher Truck Fiberglass  Front Nameplate wip     seat buck

Fully Detailed Table Top Study Models: NC milled tools / models to support design fit and finish.

Female assembly nests fabricated from master models to be used for locating and bonding sub-assemblies and reinforcements to main panels can be used for low volume production assemblies.

Proto tool p1     Proto tool p2     P Clay WIP machining

 

P Clay WIP to Fiberglass 2     Tools     fiber part examples

Fiberglass side panels      Protoype work on HT    Hybrid Build

Tool example 2 Large tool     proto scale car

Model Fabrication to Match Customer Requirements: NC milled tooling plank models to support theme selection. Typically O.S.M. models are lightly benched, primed, grained, plated, fabric or leather wrapped, and assembled for management reviews. These bucks replicate fully trimmed interiors.

Carbon Fiber & Fiberglass Parts: Expendable low density 10, 12, 15, & 20 lb tooling foams for inexpensive prove out or first look properties. These foam models can be small review models to large one piece exterior bucks that can be primed and painted. Long term high density 30, 41, and 55 lb tooling plank models to be used for high detail milling, high tolerance, durability, and longevity.

Epoxy Manual Assembly & Bonding Fixtures: Standard or high temperature epoxy fiberglass or carbon fiber manual laminations from open faced female tools. Vacuum bagged epoxy carbon fiber parts from female tools. Assembled and bonded prototype components. High temperature epoxy ductwork fabricated from split open faced tools.

Prototype Part Assemblies: High Volume prototype urethane parts from high density tooling plank closed molds. Urethane parts can have varying durometers to simulate ABS to soft rubber. Low volume silicone tooling from SLA rapid parts for quick turnaround urethane parts Epoxy laminated parts with fabricated backside mounting features for durable mockup properties. All fabricated parts can be finished, painted and integrated or installed into existing customer supplied properties.

NC Programming & Milling Support: Can supply cutter path programs in work NC format per customer direction and requirements Provides NC milling support for all types of tooling foam and plank supplied by customer or we can purchase and glue up stock for full service project support.

Shop Information

3 Axis Tarus Mill with Fidia Controller
Equipped with 90 Degree and Tip Heads
Table size 120″ x 72″
Milling Envelope 120″ x 68″ x 32″

4 Axis Tarus Mill with Tarus Controller
Equipped with 90 Degree and Tip Heads
Table size 156″ x 100″
Milling Envelope 120″ x 90″ x 48″