Our new innovation, using the latest hybrid metal additive manufacturing technology, will help to eliminate the problems caused by gas traps in injection mould tools.
May 1, 2019
So, you have decided that injection moulding is the way you intend to manufacture your components; but you now face a choice as to which polymer or combination of polymers is best suited to your needs. Most importantly, that will meet the design criteria for the part and provide the physical properties demanded by the application.Read More “Choosing appropriate materials for injection moulding”
April 26, 2019
But before we answer that question, let’s take a broader look at the industrial uses of plastic injection moulding. How it has become such an important tool in the manufacture of an extraordinarily wide range of components, many of which we are likely to encounter in our everyday lives.
April 18, 2019
A new solution to improve part quality and cycle rates
One of the challenges when manufacturing injection mould tools is how best to incorporate channels that allow even and effective cooling of the tool, to ensure that part quality while reducing cycle times.
April 10, 2019
Speed is of the essence in the production of injection moulded components. Manufacturers need to get their designs from concept to production as quickly as possible. Moulders also need to achieve the shortest possible part production cycle times to maximise productivity and keep unit costs down.Read More “Hybrid additive manufacturing speeds production of conformal cooled tool inserts”
April 4, 2019
A revolution in toolmaking technology is driving up the quality and speed of manufacture of injection mould tools that produce plastic parts. At the heart of this revolution is the way additive and subtractive equipment work together in an integrated process.Read More “Hybrid technology advance boosts production”
March 27, 2019
Leading industry magazine, Machinery, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. The editor, Andrew Allcock recently visited our production facilities in Oxford. The article explains how we incorporated the new metal hybrid manufacturing process into our facilities as well as the benefits it brings to our customers.
March 20, 2019
Leading industry magazine, Controls Drives & Automation, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. A recent step change in technology is set to revolutionise the manufacture of mould tools for plastic parts. The article explains this development and how the new service overcomes many barriers and makes conformal cooling a much more viable option.
March 13, 2019
Leading industry magazine, Production Engineering Solutions, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. Creating more effective conformal style of cooling channels, particularly within complex shaped moulds, can be challenging. The article describes a novel hybrid tool manufacturing technique that overcomes the many hurdles to producing conformal cooling channels and other complex mould features.
March 6, 2019
Leading magazine for the plastic and rubber industries, British Plastics & Rubber, has featured an editorial from our Additive Applications Engineering Manager, Marcel Gowers. The article outlines how injection mould tools can now be created in the UK in half the time required for conventional toolmaking.