Prototype and Pre-Production Tooling - Dudley Associates
Low volume production
parts - A
service used by Clients whose requirement can be met from high grade aluminium
tooling with the associated savings in cost and lead-time. Typical life of
50,000 shots before refurbishment.
Fast entry to market place - We can help you reduce the highly critical lead-time between design concept and the reality of components reaching market or approval.
Lower Costs - Typically traditional steel tools are 50% more expensive than our equivalent aluminium tooling and lead times are longer.
INJECTION MOULDING - COMPONENTS ON SHORT LEAD TIMES
We have invested in the
latest plant and equipment to ensure control and repeatability for
technical injection moulding.
Our high grade aluminium tooling allows prototype components to be moulded or overmoulded in the production polymer. We have vast experience of moulding in all GF Nylons, PBT, PTFE, lubricated Acetals, Statkon, Peek, Amodel, Ultem, PCB, PET, and custom or developmental polymers such as RTP and electroconductive polymers.
The Company enjoys close co-operation and technical support from the major polymer suppliers and benefits from prioritised service.
Dudley Associates has made substantial investments in the very latest tool room equipment and moulding machines as well as CAD/CAM software and hardware.
We have a dedicated Management Team with many years of practiced experience in tooling, technical moulding, design, IT, and Quality Management Systems.
The Company offers
design, tooling, moulding and inspection facilities from one site
which has been set up to operate in this niche area of
prototype/development and pre-production services.