Technical and Design Consultation
This is the essence of what we call "Shaping Possibilities".
Tip-Top works with architects and designers to understand their design vision and help bring concepts to reality.
Our design engineers or project managers will discuss various material technologies and installation approaches. They may sketch details or might even have a 3D model generated to validate a complex design approach. The Tip-Top R&D team may be called upon to produce custom material samples. Tip-Top material is then specified in the project, or we are deemed to be an approved manufacturer.
1. Project Estimation
Upon receipt of project drawings and scope details, our team of project estimators will prepare a detailed quote outlining quantities and any available options including value-engineering opportunities. A general manufacturing lead time estimate will be provided.
2. Project Award
Commercial terms, scope, and delivery times are reviewed and finalized.
3. Sample Approval
Samples are typically prepared for color/texture as per designer/installer specification for approval and signed off by the designer/installer.
Production will not begin until sample approval is obtained.
Detailed shop drawings providing dimensions and installation details are prepared for designer/installer approval.
Appropriate engineering stamps are obtained or shop drawings are approved by designer/installer before production begins.
Where existing samples are not available, most new prototype are manufactured by CNC machines to ensure accurate dimensions, crisp details, and rapid production.
Where special details or special appearance is required, our experienced team of sculptors will produce the prototype.
All completed prototype go through a quality control process to ensure dimensional accuracy.
Using fiberglass, silicone, gypsum or wood for prototype mold for produced to form the cavity into difference materials is applied.
A range of composite materials may be used in the production of molds to ensure the appropriate balance between dimensional stability, durability, detail reproduction, cost effectiveness and production efficiency.
Again, quality control processes are deployed to ensure that the final mold meets approved specifications.
Product production, depending on the type of material, is carried out by a multi-step hand or spray lay-up process.
Raw materials used may be GRG、FRP or PU matrix.
The matrix (depending on which raw material used) may contain pigments, aggregates and polymers for aesthetics and long-term durability; and part reinforcement is achieved with fiberglass, foam core, wood, metal or hanger (depending on the material and fastening details).
Ultimately, a high-strength, lightweight and thin profile is created to meet the architect's specifications and to match approved shop drawings.
8. Polishes and Touch Up
After curing in the mold, the product is removed from the mold and further cured until ready for finishing.
Undercuts or intricate sections are finished/ polished by the use of special tools.
9. Finished Product
Depending on the type of material produced (GRG, FRP or GFRC); the finished product will go through a secondary process of finishing achieving the desired surface texture or finish.
Detailed quality control and touch up to ensure the finest quality finished product.
10. Packing and Shipment
All finished product are protected by qualified packaging before shipment.
We have decades of experience shipping locally, domestically and overseas, and will utilize the most appropriate packaging techniques to ensure that all finished product arrive in factory condition.