Bausch and Lomb, the optics manufacturer, needed aluminum rapid prototype molds for the introduction of its Inertia Combo Ray-Ban sunglasses line. The schedule allowed for less than four weeks from completion of the geometry to the first molded plastic parts. The company turned to the two-year-old ROMOLD, Inc. for quick turnaround of the plastic injection molds from Bausch and Lomb's Unigraphics design files.
A little over two years ago, this company recognized the importance of having complete capabilities to receive and utilize electronic design files. They utilized several technology methods to reach their objectives.