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Pitch Perfect Tooling

Our tool room offers a comprehensive suite of tooling services from routine maintenance and refurbishment right through to design and manufacture.  Substantial investment in new technology and machinery means that we are able to take on the…
Morris Commercial J2RP

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…
EOAT Robot hand

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…
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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…
plastic injection mould tool

Mould Tool is at the Heart of Injection Moulding

Brand new mould tool for plastic injection mouldingWe 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…

How to Double the Mouldings but not the Cost

Medical part shown - needle containment deviceTwo 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…

UK Exhibitions for Design Engineers

This autumn will see us exhibiting at the following shows: ENGINEERING MATERIALS LIVE National Conference Centre, Solihull.  19 SeptemberA one-day event with the added bonus of a breakfast roll and drinks included for all visitors! …
Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre Filled 3D print

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…

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…
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Metal to Plastic Tests the Water

Viridian Systems set Rutland Plastics a material challenge, a metal replacement project that would test the water in more ways than one.