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Moulding of PPE Begins Four Days from Design Sign-Off

With the current urgent requirement for PPE by all healthcare sectors, Plunkett Associates were approached by Resource 12 regarding the production of single-use visors, to upscale the current 3D-printing operation.

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When is Stereolithography the better option?

Many years ago, Stereolithography (SLA) was the established rapid prototyping solution for additive manufacturing, then along came laser sintering (SLS). So, what happened and are people missing out? Plunkett Associates investigate…

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Introducing Jamie, Plunkett’s New Tooling and Moulding Guru

Jamie Tisson joins Plunkett Associates as a Technical Sales Consultant. Jamie is a time served toolmaker and brings a wealth of experience in sales, management and all things tooling to Plunkett and their customers.

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is one of the most commonly used methods of producing identical plastic products in high volumes. However, as with every process, it is important to understand the specific design restrictions that must be […]

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What Methods Can I Use to Produce Plastic Prototype and Production Parts?

From 3D Printing to CNC Machining, Vacuum Casting to Injection Moulding, the process options for plastic parts are limitless. Transitioning from prototyping to production can be a challenge, and it may be worth considering the […]

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How Can Moldflow Analysis Help Your Product Development?

Moldflow software allows the flow of plastic inside a mould tool during the injection moulding process to be analysed. The 3D CAD data generated during the design process can be used directly to determine the […]

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What is the Purpose of CAD and Why Do We Need It?

3D CAD data is the gateway to exciting and transformative technologies such as simulation, 3d printing and CNC machining.

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Thinking About Reshoring your Tool from the Far East?

Brexit has shaken up businesses across the country, and many companies are using this as an opportunity to re-evaluate the way they are conducting their manufacturing.

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Tooling: What, Where and Why?

Plunkett Associates’ experience takes us from low volume into hundreds of thousands, or put another way, container loads! We would be the first to acknowledge that we lack a track record of dealing in millions, […]

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What Are My Options for Low Volume Injection Moulding?

Whilst many companies view low quantities as a nuisance, they represent our staple diet!

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