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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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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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Bridge Tooling – What is it and When Should I Use it?

Bridge Tooling can also be known as development tooling or rapid tooling, and defines a stage in development where there is a need for moulded parts but production tooling is unavailable. Its name coming from the […]

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Brexit – Where Are We Now?

There are times when I envy an ostrich, or at least the behaviour we have been led to associate with an ostrich! This is especially true when it comes to Brexit. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

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