SUMMARY OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
Plunkett Associates offer a professional, impartial service designed to supply the ultimate solution for prototype parts or low volume production requirements. We provide design expertise alongside material, tooling and production advice, adding significant value to your project.
MACHINE RANGE AND CAPABILITIES
PROCESSES WE OFFER - Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Vacuum casting, Compression Moulding, Injection Moulding, Extrusion, Die Casting, Metal Plating, Sheet Metal, Sand Casting, Investment Casting
MATERIALS - Plastic, Metal, Clear, Flexible
PROTOTYPING- Offering all additive manufacture processes plus full machining options for functional plastic and metal prototypes, we provide the most appropriate process to meet your requirements.
PRODUCTION - We are specialists in low volume production quantities, offering exceptional process options, globally sourcing suppliers to provide flexibility of service.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED
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. We can create photo realistic renderings, analyse for mechanical and thermal issues, optimize for weight and progress your project significantly before prototypes.
PRE-MANUFACTURE - Make use of our design for manufacture service. We give your project added value through technical analysis. Our unbiased specialist knowledge of the latest materials, processes and techniques allows us to optimize designs for the best process before manufacture.
INJECTION MOULD TOOLING - We manufacture compression and injection mould tooling, designed to match your quantities and timescales. Manufacturing in UK and in China, in high specification aluminium alloys and a range of steels, we configure the tooling to your requirements.
CONSULTANCY - We undertake design work, ensuring economic process/quantity selection; manufacturing analysis, to find the best sourcing options, and to ensure optimal processes are invoked for each component; and project management to keep your project on track.