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Materials and Processes

A brief description of some of the materials and processes I have knowledge of through necessity

Plastic Injection Moulding Tooling Design

Plastic Injection Moulding

Design of components, liason with toolmaker, stylist.

Injection moulded plastic parts from gas injected 30% glass filled handles to high density polypropylene sumps. Aesthetic components to optical polycarbonate lenses

Gravity and pressure diecasting aluminium and zinc

Zinc and Aluminium Pressure Diecasting

Design of components with liason with toolmaker and supplier

From Mazac to high purity aluminium, pressure die-casting is by far the most cost effective manufacturing method for medium to high volume manufacture.

sheet metal fabrication welding turning machining cnc



Traditional skills such as sheet metal fabrication and welding benefit from advances in machinery, software and techniques. Design is only the start.

ultrasonics laser welding dip moulding direct metal sintering gas injection moulding


A multitude of processes, among some of the more interesting

3D printing has been about since my early years in one form and another, technology has advanced to include direct laser sintering and additive manufacturing creating plastic parts with conductive circuitry.
Laser welding together of components.