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A few words from Tim...

As more of us head back into offices and workplaces this month, whether that is from furlough or home working,  welcome back!

We have chatted with many of you over the last few months from some pretty innovative places that have been commandeered as offices!

Working from home

From bedrooms, bathrooms, tree houses and sheds, with potty training, dog training and home schooling going on in the background, virtual meetings have certainly been entertaining! Hats off to you all!

As we've all adapted to new ways of working, our aim is to try to make things just a little bit easier for you. We are as responsive as ever and continue to produce exceptional parts within your budgets and timescales.

If we can help, please give us a call - we are as ever at your service.

Plunkett Associates
Plastic Parts

How do I take my Plastic Part from Prototyping to Production?

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 long term requirements (if you know them) first. 

We walk you through the process options.

Injection moulding v Vac Casting

Injection Moulding vs Vacuum Casting - which one should I use?

In the early stages of design when we expect things to change we are looking to produce minimum quantities. An effective prototype will highlight errors or prompt alternative solutions. However, as we progress into the project, the demands grow; quantities start to rise and the methods we use to produce parts have serious cost implications.

If aesthetics are important then the contenders fall to vacuum casting or injection moulding, where process colouring and texturing are conferred by the tooling.

We explore the differences in more detail...


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

01452 386608