Investment in new services

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Andel Plastics have announced the introduction of three new services after recent investment. 

Although having a strong reputation for high precision quality production tooling.  However, times have changed aluminimum tooling is more suited to prototyping and the lower volume projects.  More moulders, have experience in caring for aluminium tooling, the tool life is also better than history might suggest. 

In order to make prototyping even easier Andel have manufactured a standard injection mould bolster set in fully hardened steel.  This will cope with a reasonable size of inserts, that can by made both cost and time efficiently in order to prototype a concept, or get into part production whilst waiting for a multi-cavity tool to be designed and manufactured.  Having carried out the prototyping process, any lessons learnt in terms of gating or part design can then be carried forward into the production tooling. 

With this in mind, there was also an opportunity to improve the design process of component and tooling by having access to a mouldflow analysis system.  Though Andel have utilised mouldflow before, it was being provided by material suppliers, having an inhouse version was felt to be a valuable tool for all new projects at the component design phase.  Last month Andel invested in the Visiflow software and are now incorporating this into all projects with a view of designing out as any possible issues as possible before tool design even starts. 

Applied with our experience of both tool design and injection moulding, we are now able to subcontract this service to other moulders and toolmakers. 

The third addition to the already wide range of services Andel offers, is the investment in an ultrasonic welding system.  This furthers assembly capabilities of plastic components after moulding. 

Please do not hestitate to contact us for details.