Custom moulding

Rutland Plastics started out as a toy manufacturer back in 1956 but quickly evolved to become a custom injection moulder but what is custom moulding?

Custom moulding incorporates the whole moulding process adding expertise, experience and knowledge at every stage. From the initial design stage we ensure that your part is optimised for injection moulding. All through this process, we share our expertise with customers and together we optimise the choice of plastic material, physical shape, ease of production, cost and performance. We believe in working in partnership, acting as an extension of your own technical department and in this way we can find the best injection moulding solution.

At the tooling stage we have years of experience with the manufacture of your mould tool managed by our technical team. This service continues once the tool is completed, all moulds are tested and sampled under production conditions and are only approved when we are confident of optimum performance.

When it comes to the injection moulding stage of the process thanks to the wide variety of industries and customers that we serve we have experience of processing most injection moulded polymers. This includes prime material, reprocessed plastic, glass filled polymers and mineral/talc filled material. In addition, we use a range of material additives and masterbatches including flame retardants, anti-microbials and blowing agents. Furthermore, we undertake a significant amount of insert and outsert moulding. We have an extensive range of state-of-the-art moulding machines and can produce mouldings ranging from 1g to 48000g in weight and 1.5m x 1.5m in size.

Plastic injection mouldings often need to be machined or assembled with other components. We have the expertise, flexibility and facilities to add the finishing touches required. This includes sonic welding, machining, gluing and multi-component assembly.

In addition to custom moulding we also provide a rapid prototyping and 3D-printing service which enables customers to produce the final manufactured product so that form, fit and function can be accurately tested, the results of which can be fed back into the design stage.

The result of custom moulding is an optimised end product which maximises both cost efficiency and product performance.

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Rutland Plastics has produced a free Design Guide to help you with all aspects of designing for plastic injection moulding.
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We can provide advice and quotes on anything from a simple sketch to a 3D computer model. Most drawing formats can be handled although we find STEP, Parasolid and DXF translate most successfully.