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“Getting to market first” is extremely critical in this competitive business environment. The speed at which products are developed and released to market is tightly linked to profitability and market share. Many companies that have been very skeptical of Rapid Tooling (RT) technologies developed so far are working on Hybrid Tooling (HT) that can really meet the market standards. This paper describes the experimentation how HT process has been being successfully established and effectively applied with typical case study. Through the experimentation, Ceramic-filled HT was found to be aptly suited for the low grade mold, both in terms of the lead time, dimensional accuracy, and tooling cost.