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A few words from Tim...

Goodness, where has this last month gone, let alone the last year?! I cannot believe it's been 12 years since I started Plunkett Associates... 

Since I last wrote, it's been a blur of tradeshows, birthdays and still trying to do a day's work in between!

Tim Plunkett

It's exciting though; those of you who went to TCT/Interplas will have felt the charge in the atmosphere...a positive time for the industry which is great to see.

We have one more show that we will be exhibiting at this year, so please drop in and see us if you can. We will be handing out more freebies(!) at the Engineering Design Show, on the 18th & 19th October in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on Stand D105.

I will very much look forward to meeting more of you there.

Plunkett Associates
Injection moulding

Injection Moulding - what a great process!

Whilst tooling is the first issue to resolve, injection moulding goes hand in hand with it. We have the expertise and capacity to run a variety of tools from hand loaded development tools to fully automatic production tooling, all in a wide variety of materials.

The range of materials and colours is huge and there is no “abs like’ that we get in 3D Printing, its the real thing. Parts are repeatable and tight tolerance. 

When moulding the visual appearance of the part is governed by the surface finish in the tool and this can be anything from a course spark finish to a fine spark (almost matt), to a gloss.


TCT & Interplas was an exciting place to be!

The ever progressing additive industry didn't fail and wowed visitors with displays of posibilities, from the intricate, to the showy, to the unbelievable, and to the just plain huge!

The Engineering Design Show

Next, it's the Engineering Design Show!

We will be exhibiting at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Wed 18th & Thurs 19th October on Stand D105. It's only a week away, so book a meeting with us now to save time on the day...

Solidworks 2018

Solidworks 2018 Launch Event

Is it just me, or does it seem like no time at all since we were last ushering in the latest version of SolidWorks; 12 months later we are at it again!

With clear blue skies overhead, around 200 delegates converged on the impressive French style Chateau Impney hotel in Droitwich for one of the first Solid Solutions launch events of SolidWorks 2018.

Without a guest speaker this year the event schedule was fully dedicated to the user experience and how to get as much as possible from the software... 

Flexible Swatch
Plunkett Associates 12th Birthday

Our flexible 'How Hard Swatches' are proving very popular!

In honour of our 12th Birthday this month we've decided to celebrate with you, and so we're giving some away! 

Designers, engineers and anyone thinking about a flexible part are finding these an indispensable tool. 

With swatches of Shore hardnesses ranging from 20 - 80 and with different thicknesses for touch and feel comparisons, this is the perfect way to help you decide, and describe, how flexible you want your part to be.


“Working with the team at Plunkett's gave me the flexibility, quality and reassurance I needed on a vital project such as this. Their advice on prototype and production tooling has been invaluable”.


If you have a project in mind, or would like more information, contact us and we will be pleased to help.

01452 386608