Laser welding is suited to the modification and repair of mould tooling. With its primary function to enable welding too sensitive for regular welding processes and can be susceptible to distortion.
Laser welding is also an extremely accurate and precise welding process which is not repeatable by traditional welding methods. Often completing tasks well beyond the capabilities of traditional arc welding. This valuable process protects the customers tooling investment and reduces downtime.
We offer a breakdown, modification and repair service supported by our in house laser welding department.
Full reverse engineering capabilities and experience allows us to support and protect our customers investment and delivery promises.
Technically speaking Rapid Prototyping in the Plastic Moulding industry is the same process as conventional moulding. The difference is in the tooling we create, for a prototyping situation we can use softer more durable materials for the tooling that are not expected to have the lifespan of a production tool.
Production of moulded models can also be tested much faster as parts can be turned around in as little as 2 weeks, as opposed to months with the conventional moulds.
Moulds for plastic injection are extremely complex with many components that require careful design of the elements of the subassemblies. Considering that the injection process of the plastic components has many variables that require adjustment of the process parameters in accordance with the mould and injected material.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or FMEA, is a methodology aimed at allowing us to anticipate failure during the design stage by identifying all of the possible failures in a design or manufacturing process.
Autodesk Moldflow is an incredibly useful piece of software our design and development team have access to. The software is designed to allow our engineers to simulate the moulding process of a component, identifying any issues, weak points or errors without the need for a single physical element.
As part of our core service, it improves our tooling design, and drastically reduces costs/manufacturing requirement for testing certain manufacturing circumstances.
Our core service is providing outstanding and highly accurate plastic mould tooling. Whether a realised idea, or reproducing an existing design, our team have the skillset to produce moulds suitable for a variety of applications.
We are regularly required to go above and beyond a ‘standard’ mould tool, producing over-mould and co-extrusion designs with ease. Working from CAD files and putting every eventually through vigorous testing results in some of the finest tooling in the industry.