21st Century Plastics Corporation established our Engineering Center in 1997. Engineering capabilities include experienced program management and use of the latest in CAD/CAE programs including solid modeling, finite element analysis (FEA), mold filling analysis, full warpage analysis, and rapid prototype 3D printing. We have the resources to design and develop your ideas, turning concepts into products.

Rapid Prototyping - 3D Printer

21st Century utilizes a 3D printer (FDM) as a tool in reducing design to market times. The Stratasys Dimension machine provides 21st Century with the ability to prototype your engineering changes and new part designs inhouse. In most cases, delivery of prototypes may be accomplished within two days of receipt of a complete CAD solid model. Parts as large as 8" x 8" x 12"can be made in six standard colors of ABS resin.


All parts that will be tooled by 21st Century Plastics Corp. will have a full mold filling and warp analysis run on the CAD model. This analysis is intended to simulate a perfect injection mold cooling condition, and will indicate warpage that may be a result of material selection or design. Warpage is not always undesirable, but this tool will help reduce surprises after the injection mold has been built. All results will be reviewed with the customer in person, or if distance becomes an issue we can still meet using WebEx.