Specialist Toolmaking and Moulding Services
Dudley Associates manufacture a very wide range of both development and production mouldings for the medical, defence, aerospace, electronics, automotive, bio-tech and private sectors, and we fully understand the discreet requirements associated with each Industry.
We work on a daily basis with a very broad range of high specification engineering and developmental plastics from simple 'commercial' polymers to the very latest nano-tube and metal replacement ranges.
To date, we have made tooling for over 900 new products and have produced mouldings in over 600 different grades of technical thermoplastics (many of which are kept in stock). The range of polymers we use reflects the profile, range and complexity of the projects that we are asked to undertake.
Typical parts supplied by us include inter-cavity medical devices, over-moulded components, casings, gears, seatbelt mechanisms, steering column components, RF shielded components, computer electronics, connectors, engine cowlings, satellite components, interior and exterior trim, under bonnet components, safety mechanisms, point of sale and entire bespoke product ranges.
We benefit from prioritised response from the material manufacturers and access to unique technologies and materials. In addition we have an excellent technical reputation and have provided both tooling and mouldings for the authoritative research body in our industry - RAPRA.
Our moulding and tooling facilities are side by side for optimal work flow and control.
The mould shop currently comprises the latest digitally controlled machines from 22 ton to 300 ton. For larger components we have a range of Approved UK Suppliers to choose from, with press sizes up to 1,500 ton.
We can readily operate 24hr working for larger production runs and Expedited Services.
As well as technical moulding we offer the following ancillary services -
- component design
- colour matching
- antimicrobial and specialist additives
- use of recycled and bio-degradable materials
- metalizing & plating
- printing & spraying
- RF shielding
- logo and artwork
- sonic welding
- heat bending
- PCBs, LEDs and other incorporated electronics
- in mould decoration
- assembly & packaging
Should you have your own tooling or require low or high volume production we will be happy to help.
If you need a responsive, flexible and technically advanced supplier of plastic injection mouldings, we can provide the speed of service and quality you require.