Entries by Saria Monsen-Elvik

Heated Seats

This fabulous Morris Commercial J2 was used in the late 1950s and ’60s. The van was driven by a lady called Anne Kelham, and because the driver’s cab is on top of the engine she would be guaranteed a warm journey on her rounds. Anne would deliver and collect outwork around Oakham. Work could comprise […]

Giving Cobots a Hand

Printing our own end of arm tooling was a natural progression from creating our own jigs and fixtures in 3D print.  As a manufacturer we have always relied on customised manufacturing aids and being an early adopter of 3D printing technology we readily reaped the gains of time and cost savings by printing tools as […]

Rutland Vintage

Made in Britain   Did you know that prior to becoming the trade moulder that we are today the company made toys under our own-brand called ‘Rutland’ which went on to include the Katie label on a range of domestic-themed toys. Most were moulded in polystyrene and quite brittle; it is unlikely that many survived […]

Mould Tool is at the Heart of Injection Moulding

We always get very excited when a new mould tool is ready for trialling. Here is one we made earlier, (in fact just finished and it is a week ahead of schedule) awaiting our customer to oversee the sampling. The mould is at the heart of the manufacturing process, providing a passageway for molten plastic […]

How to Double the Mouldings but not the Cost

Two became four when our customer looked to produce a new mould tool for an existing product.  The plan was to increase production and here is where we the cost-saving strategy gets interesting.  By reducing the part weight, essentially trimming back the design and doubling up the mould tool cavity to four we were able […]

UK Exhibitions for Design Engineers

This autumn will see us exhibiting at the following shows: ENGINEERING MATERIALS LIVE National Conference Centre, Solihull.  19 September A one-day event with the added bonus of a breakfast roll and drinks included for all visitors!  Above all, it provides an opportunity on a smaller, more intimate level to speak with a number of experienced […]

Strong Robot Hands Make Light Work (EOAT)

We are long-time advocates of additive manufacturing technology which we have used effectively for ourselves and our customers, to include prototyping, design, tooling, jigs and fixtures. However, due to highly specific applications namely end of arm tooling for our advancement into the use of collaborative robots, there was a need for increased rigidity and durability […]

Bigger is Best for Rutland Plastic

How often have you had a project that would be ideally suited to plastic but the part seems too large for injection moulding?  Or maybe the section appears too thick? Moulding parts up to 1.5m2 and 48kgs in weight In terms of size, Rutland Plastics has a wide range of injection moulding machines with a […]