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Custom Electronic Enclosures – What Are My Options?

Bringing a new product to market is challenging at the best of times. Generally the more technology involved, the more disciplines, the longer it can take. Hence sorting out the ‘box’ to house the device […]

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How Does Plastic Make Sport Possible?

At TCB-Arrow we manufacture a huge variety of plastic products for multiple industries, from the medical and hygiene sectors to the aerospace and automotive fields. The versatility of plastic means it is imperative for the […]

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Understanding What MES (Manufacturing Execution System) Can Do For You

I was hired as a marketing consultant by Intouch at the beginning of June. As a novice in the plastics industry I asked a lot of questions and I started to understand the system.

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The Process of Injection Moulding

This is a great process! The range of materials and colours is huge and there is no “abs like’ that we get in 3D Printing, its the real thing. Parts are repeatable and tight tolerance. […]

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The Necessity of a Global Strategy for Plastics Waste

Since 1950, it is estimated that 8.3 million metric tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced.  Of this, 6.3 million metric tonnes has become waste, with 9% being recycled and 12% incinerated.  This leaves 79% […]

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I’m Looking at Injection Moulding – What Drives the Cost?

Injection moulding is a great way to form thermoplastics into a range of shapes. These can be anything from a simple washer to a complicated electrical housing to a wheelie bin or car bumper.

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The Positive Impact of Plastic

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material with a huge range of applications due to the multiple forms, textures and strengths it can take. There are many positive impacts of plastic on the environment that are […]

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Plastic Extrusion in the Retail Sector

The retail environment is awash with products vying for customer’s cash, and with so much marketing collateral at play, it can be tricky to grab their attention.

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What Types of Drying Are There? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains the differences between various drying methods.

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Why I may need to rethink Artificial Thinking…

A few weeks can be a long time in the engineering business just as it is in showbusiness. Indeed until recently, AI was perhaps mainly the domain of films.

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