Rapid Prototype Casting - Low-volume Production - Plastics Tooling

Rapid Prototype Casting
APC uses the plaster and sand mold process to produce prototype castings in aluminum, magnesium and zinc.

Our prototype castings offer you an economical way to prove your designs before you invest in more expensive, permanent tooling. We like to think of it as design insurance - our prototypes help ensure your design is optimized to avoid costly complications.

With our prototypes, you can:

  • Check the design integrity and eliminate potential errors
  • Reduce tool building costs and time
  • Reduce problems or delays in the development of permanent tooling
  • Save valuable time with interim casting production during die construction
  • Use the prototype to run engineering tests
  • Gain time to finalize the design accurately
  • Anticipate and solve non-casting production problems, and
  • Get your product to market faster.

Low-volume Production
With low-volume production you can have from one to several thousand die-cast quality parts without the high tooling costs and long lead-times associated with die castings, permanent molds and investment casting tooling.

Precision castings produced by American Precision Casting (APC) provide an economical way to produce precision short run castings made from aluminum, magnesium, zinc, bronze or brass. The process obtains a die cast “fit and finish” for high cosmetic applications and allows for design changes quickly and economically.

The APC process features lead time, low tooling costs, precision and repeatability. There are virtually no limitations to part sizes and configurations. APC can produce castings for appliance parts, components for business machines, computers, scientific instruments, medical equipment, defense applications, automotive and more.

Additional benefits include reducing machining costs by buying "near-net shapes."


Plastics Tooling
APC has been producing aluminum tools for over fifty years. We stand behind each and every tool and casting we have produced. We do it right, on time, every time.

Tools are built from your supplied prints, patterns, sample parts, CAD-CAM data or sketch. We can do expansions, loose pieces and retractable cylinders. From unfinished tools to complete, ready-to-form tools. APC does it all!

We evaluate your project from beginning to end. The expertise we bring to the table has continually saved our customers time and money. We can do the same for you.

We do whatever it takes to make sure that the tool you need is in your hands when you need it.

APC can give your project that added input you are looking for. Give us your most difficult challenges. We will work with you to come up with the best tool to get the job done.