Post-moulding Processes

As well as injection moulding, we offer a substantial range of post-moulding processes which reduce double handling and enable you to shorten your supply chain, therefore saving you time and money.

The demand for our Integrated Manufacturing Solutions is such that we now have a dedicated team carrying out these processes and we are constantly expanding the services and processes we offer. So, let us know what additional processing your products need and we’ll aim to add value.

 

Assembly

Why store and transport individual components when we can assemble the product for you.

Heat sinking of inserts

By heating up threaded inserts and inserting them into the already moulded part, we can insert as many inserts as you wish. This can be a major advantage over insert moulding as loading a number of inserts into the mould tool can be tricky and cause excessive cycle time with increased risk of material degradation.

Tampo Printing

You can print on nearly every surface of the component regardless of its shape, concave, convex, hallow and uneven surfaces can be printed. This is also good on grained surfaces where a high “A” surface finish is needed.

Laser marking

This is a fast, low cost method of marking plastic and can mark any component and material; often used for batch coding and sequential numbering of traceable parts and assemblies, such as: Atex products, security seals and calibration tags for industrial applications for example.

Ultrasonic welding

Ultrasonic welding saves time as it can weld two dissimilar plastics together giving a clean, high quality bond that gives a tight seal in seconds. It can save money on additional processes and expensive engineered materials.

Heat staking

Heat staking enables similar and dissimilar materials to be joined. Local heating ensures that the adjacent material is not damaged.

Spin Welding

This is a process of generating heat by rotational friction to weld parts with circular joints; good for parts that need a high quality permanent joint or hermetic seal. This process eliminates the need for adhesives or sealants.

Painting

Painting of plastics parts has become very popular in the automotive industry when very high gloss finishes are required, this is a lower cost when compared to metal or laminated parts that were used before this process was available.

Chrome plating

Chrome plated plastic parts can offer the same finish and are more durable and less prone to distortion or dents unlike metal plate parts. There is also a significant weight and cost advantage with the plastic vs metal plated parts.

Flocking

Is used to give plastic parts a fabric type finish by applying small fibres to it surface; often used in automotive and lifestyle applications. The advantages are: – visual and surface enhancement, vibration reduction, noise insulation, anti-slip, cheaper and lighter than fabric trim.

Automotive trimming

Adding trim to a plastic part enhances the visual properties as well as giving a significant cost and weight reduction when compared to previously used materials such as metal, wood or resins.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

RFID is a technology used throughout the world, integrating or inserting parts with passive transponders (RFID) is a requirement that crosses many market sectors from animal tagging to security and tagging of genuine parts and components for Automotive and Aerospace. The advantage of a passive tag is that it does not require a battery so will last for decades.

 

All of these services are also covered by our Quality Control and Inspection protocol so no reduction in quality or precision.

Product Design and Prototyping

Injection Moulding Tool Design and Supply

Precision Injection Moulding

Post-moulding Processes

Integrated  Manufacturing Solutions

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