Design for Plastic Injection Moulding Technologies

PES offers Design Engineering services from our office based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Sheffield. Our design team has extensive knowledge and engineering pedigree developed over years of experience working within high performance sectors including F1, automotive, aerospace, medical, Olympics sports and heavy engineering.

We provide our clients with workable, performance optimised solutions, based on the knowledge and experience that we bring to any complex or simple design challenge.

As part of our focus to optimise the design process we utilise our experience in ‘Plastic Injection Moulding Technologies’

Plastic injection moulding is a technology used in the production of high volume, repeatable parts and is also used as a rapid manufacturing (RM) process to prove designed parts, their functions and performance characteristics, before committing too early to expensive tooling for manufacture and testing of a concept.

Tooling for these processes can be very expensive and it is therefore crucial in the design phase to minimise costs, as the cost per part, in mass produced items can be very small. It is crucial when designing products that consideration is given on how they will be formed, removal from the mould, the structural properties and amount of material to be used in the final product.

Plastic injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts and can be applied to multiple environments using, polymers, sometimes referred to as resins, including all thermoplastics, some thermosets and elastomers, thermoplastics and thermosetting plastic materials.

The available materials are alloys or blends of previously developed materials, meaning that product designers can choose from a vast selection of materials. This allows key considerations to be made before modelling the part and tooling, to provide one that has exactly the right properties.

Please contact us so we can discuss your project and advise on the options available, including the inclusion of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacture techniques to optimise the design process.

We consider all projects regardless of size or complexity and 70% of our clients are internationally based so do please call us for an informal chat. Whether a quick turnaround, simple tooling or modelling job, to complex design engineering projects. We will be able to deliver you a solution.

 

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The team have provided solutions for UAV composite propellers, Joint Strike Fighter project, and reverse engineering projects, with our white light scanning service.

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