Established in 2005, we provide a reliable, impartial and knowledgeable service through which manufacturing companies can order prototype and low volume production parts.
Clients come to us for our expert materials, tooling and production advice and because we handle all aspects of production from brief to delivery. With access to a full compliment of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies from Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to the more conventional CNC Machining and tooling technologies, we will deliver quality prototype and production parts in your timescales.
Today prototyping typically means layer based or additive manufacture. Having pioneered both Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering in the UK we are the specialists. Moreover, we offer a full range of machining options for functional plastic and metal prototypes, providing the most appropriate process to meet your timescales, quantities and functional requirements.
We work with you, taking your information, be it rough sketches, drawings or just ideas, and create designs in Solidworks (3D) suitable for subsequent manufacture. We can create photo realistic renderings to a staggering level of realism, analyse for mechanical and thermal issues, optimise for weight or other characteristics and progress your project significantly before first physical prototypes.
Our consultancy services support you and your manufacturing requirements. We undertake: design work, utilising our experience to ensure economic process/quantity selection; manufacturing analysis to find the best sourcing options, be it UK or Far East, and to ensure that the optimal processes are being invoked for each component; and project management to keep your project on track.
INJECTION MOULD TOOLING
We manufacture compression and injection mould tooling, designed to match your quantities and timescales. Manufacturing in UK and in China, in high specification aluminium alloys and a range of steels, we configure the tooling to your requirements. Hence whether you need 10 parts in an engineering polymer or a batch of 100,000, we can supply tooling and parts for your application.
The good news is for those of you wanting low volume production parts -quantity is no longer such a barrier to accessing the process you want. We offer exceptional capacity and process options allowing customized production parts of varying quantities within timescales to suit your need. We globally source suppliers from Scotland to the Far East to provide flexibility of service for you.
Make use of our design for manufacture service. We give added value to your project by advancing your design data through technical analysis using SolidWorks Premium, Simulation Professional and Moldflow systems. Our unbiased, specialist knowledge of the latest materials, processes and techniques allows us to optimise your design for the best process before manufacture.
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