SUMMARY OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
Plunkett Associates machine, mould, bend, press and additively manufacture in the part quantities that you require. With design experience to optimise for the process we are here to meet your timescales efficiently and without drama. Contact us for all Prototyping, Tooling and Moulding requirements.
What we can do for you and your designs:
The data developed during the design phase is vital, as not only does it define the product, but it also facilitates all the subsequent manufacturing.
We run multiple seats of Solidworks so that we can interface with our clients's various software design systems, or start from scratch if appropriate!
We work with you at all times (this is not a “hands off” exercise), to build on your existing knowledge, and create a product that meets your expectations and that we are confident can be manufactured in the specified volumes.
Having the design data in a system such as Solidworks facilitates various analysis options without having to resort to a physical prototype.
We can, for example, perform finite element analysis on assemblies, so long as the input conditions are known, and predict likely deformation. Alternatively, we can look at the thermal emissions and predict surface temperature of the respective components.
We use our analysis software to manually iterate through a series of designs to find the version that best achieves the desired goals. We have several software options depending on your requirements.
We can also invoke software such as Solid Thinking Inspire, which will cleverly place material in the optimum locations for the given loading conditions. This can then be used as a guide in creating the design, whilst keeping a close eye on how the components will be manufactured.
CAD Design - We work with you, taking your information, be it rough sketches, drawings or just ideas, and create designs in Solidworks (3D) suitable for subsequent manufacture.
Design for Manufacture - Our unbiased specialist knowledge of the latest materials, processes and techniques, allows us to optimise designs for the best process before manufacture.
Technical Analysis - We can create photo realistic renderings, analysis for mechanical and thermal issues, optimise for weight and progress your project significantly before prototypes.
Prototyping to production - Transitioning from prototype to production quantities can be a minefield if you’re not prepared. Thinking about this sooner rather than later can save time and money down the track, which is why we factor this into the original design process whenever possible.
If you have a project please get in touch today – we will be happy to help.
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