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What to Consider When Selecting Material for Your Medical Device

When you’re looking for the right materials for your medical device, there’s plenty to take into consideration.

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Combining Injection Moulding and Engineered Structural Foam for the Automotive Market

For more than 45 years, Hallam Plastics has been providing high quality plastic injection moulding services to blue-chip companies working in the automotive sector.

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A K Industries: High Surface Finish Components Challenge

The Challenge: The customer required a completely aesthetic component with a very high gloss finish. This was to be printed as a post moulding process and with no evidence of gate witness, ejector marks, flow […]

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Where are Rigid Plastic Extrusions Used?

Rigid plastic extrusions are used in a wide range of everyday applications, many of which you will use regularly without even realising!

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Rockwell Hardness Test

The rockwell hardness test is used to measure the ‘hardness’ of a plastic – it’s ability to resist permanent indentation.  This information can be ascertained through the use of a loaded ball indenter.

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3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Purchasing Your Next Mould

Traditional manufacturing methods such as injection moulding have been around for decades and remain a solid option for most projects once the market demand and product requirements have all been validated. However, there are times […]

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A K Industries: Two Shot Moulding Challenge

The Challenge: The customer required an injection moulding company capable of producing a complex suite of conventional injection mould tooling for a Safety Handlamp.

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Two Shot Moulding: What is it and What are the Benefits?

Two shot moulding is the ability to produce complex mouldings from two different polymers at the same time during one machine cycle. This opens the door to allow you to create innovative mouldings that can […]

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ASTM D638 Tensile Testing of Plastics

Impact Solutions, through our laboratory, have extensive capabilities and experience in plastic testing. Our facility houses a mix of state of the art plastic testing equipment and bespoke designed plastic testing rigs allowing us to […]

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How do I Choose the Right Process for my Prototype?

Prototyping, 3D printing, additive manufacture, whatever we choose to call it now offers a wide variety of options and importantly capabilities. Which one is ‘best’ depends on what you are trying to achieve.

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