Customers provide us with a CAD file (.stl is preferably) of your plastic board game miniature, Shengmao will accordingly to provide an accurate quote.
If no such files are available, please provid us with other technical documentation, details or blueprints about the plastic miniatures will usually suffice.
If you do not have these technical details, we can assist in your plastic miniatures creation.
Meanwhile, we can support prototype of the plastic miniatures for customers' reference.
Based on the information and imagery of the plastic miniatures for board game that customers provide, a
sample prototype will be produced. Based on the information and imagery of the plastic miniatures for board game that customers provide, a sample prototype will be produced.
The cost of the plastic miniatures will vary by the process that needs to be used for the production.
For plastic miniatures and vinyl figures, a sculpt will be produced according to your design based on your imagery, or you can provide us with a mold-ready sculpt that we will reproduce for manufacturing. Time for creating a sample sculpt of miniature and figures are typically 12-15 working days. Changes will be made till customers are satisfied with and approve the design, al with no additional charge.
Once the sculpt looks good in photos, a pre-production sample of miniature and figure wii be produced out of Polyurethane (PU) and sent to customers for their “hands on” approval of the final design.
When customer place an order, molds of miniatures and figures will be created for mass production.
Once customer decide to proceed with production, the sample fee can be refunded as a credit towards the manufacturing order.
For resin miniatures and figures, the prototype may be cast out of resin and a simpler mold construction process is used, to reduce the initial costs as compared to plastic and vinyl. For low quantity runs, this is usually the least expensive option overall.