Mouldtech Solutions is a supplier based
on a tranquil setting on the banks of the
River Dart but with the technology and
skill to deliver the quality needed in the
current UK market.
The supplier is continually expanding its
team of employees and its machinery,
recently adding a new young toolmaker to
the toolroom and acquiring a new 3D printer
which offers expansive scope for affordable
prototyping, plus a CMM with 3D software
and an EDM fast hole driller.
A lot of its success and reputation has been
built on successfully designing and developing prototype
tooling and then completing
the multi-impression high production tooling
using all the knowledge gained.
Mouldtech predominantly manufactures
injection moulds, carbon fibre and vacuum
dies, but also undertakes contract CNC
spark erosion and CNC milling for a range of
clients. Sectors it supplies include aerospace, medical, electronics,
MOD and automotive right through
to helping the 'inventor'
get product to market.
It has the confidence to offer a 'one-stop
shop' using its large datebase of proven
moulding partners which all have their own
specialisations where required with customer
confidentiality guaranteed. Mouldtech
Solutions prides itself on its customer relationships and always welcomes the customer
as part of the team.
GTMA AEROSPACE SUPPLIERS
NEW MACHINERY AND RURAL JOBS
FOR TOOLING INDUSTRY
TO THE FUTURE
ISO Standards specialist IMSM, an
exhibitor at Farnborough International
Airshow, believes that whatever the
future, we can be certain of one thing,
and that is of constant change.
ISO standards, it says, mirror the pace of
change, regularly revising standards to
reflect industry for today and tomorrow.
Internationally, engineers are working on
projects that may impact on daily lives in the
future: robots that perform household
chores, geo engineering projects such as
cloud whitening and from flying cars to
trains that one day might compete with
planes. "We don't know which of the above
will become common everyday occurrences,
but as technology develops, ISO will be
there," it says.
ISO 13482:2014 specifies requirements and
guidelines for the inherently safe design,
protective measures and information for use
of personal care robots; in particular these
three types: mobile servant, physical assistant and person carrier robots.
ISO certification proves
that you work to a high and consistent level of quality within your industry,
helping to maintain a balance of all the technical specifications of your products
services in a more efficient way for today
Proto Labs, one of the world's fastest
source for custom CNC machined and
injection moulded parts delivered in as little as one business day,
is another GTMA
supplier serving aerospace supply chains
Since inception the company has invested
unceasingly in both technology and people
to build a world-class, innovative service for
designers and engineers across Europe.
As the European arm of the globally successful Minnesota based Proto
Labs Inc., it
uses its local expertise and engineering
know-how to deliver prototypes and low-volume parts into Europe.
Its European manufacturing operation is based solely in the UK
and it has sales and engineering support
offices in the UK, Germany, France and Italy,
which has helped it build successful working
relationships with some of the biggest, most
prestigious aerospace manufacturing companies across
Europe, amongst many others.
Among these is Airline Components
International Limited who turned to Proto
Labs when looking for a supplier of injectionmoulded prototypes
parts for a project it
was working on. Proto Labs delivered the
parts in just 15 days, in the production-intent
material for a fraction of the £200,000 cost
and 12-16 weeks shipping time originally
quoted using steel tooling.
A major reason why Proto Labs is able to do
this is its innovative online quoting systems -
ProtoQuote® (for injection moulded parts)
and FirstQuote® (for CNC machined parts).
The quotes provide cost and manufacturability analysis securely
accessed via the
company's servers. After loading a 3D CAD
part, customers receive clear, simple quotes,
showing costs, material choices and where
appropriate suggestions for changes to
parts in order to improve manufacturability
and/or tooling and part cost.
Such is the impressive rate of continuous
expansion since Proto Labs was set up in
2005 that it has twice received the Queen's
Award for Enterprise - the first in 2010 and
again last year.
AEROSPACE PARTS FLY FAST
FROM PROTO LABS
Proto Lab's UK facility - a Queen's Award