How do we support you with design?

Here at Pentagon Plastics, we offer all potential and existing customers a high level of design service to assist them throughout their project. We draw on our experiences to provide a depth of knowledge in relation to design for manufacture while being mindful of any individual requirements.

Design softwareOur philosophy is to tailor the level of assistance we offer to your knowledge and expertise. This means there is guidance and support for those with little or no experience right through to fully competent designers. If you are looking for a full design service, we’ll put you in contact with reputable product designers who will help you develop your product and we will actively assist you throughout the process with regard to design for plastic manufacture.

We are aware that a large proportion of a project’s cost is at the tooling stage, which is why we challenge designs to achieve the most cost effective solution. Tooling configuration needs to be considered at the earliest opportunity to ensure the tooling manufactured meets expectations on both price and quality, whilst supporting production requirements.

To ensure that we carry out a comprehensive design review we will:

  • Review the product design for manufacture
  • Source thermoplastic material for your application
  • Provide options for mould tool configuration
  • Select the most suitable material for your mould tool
  • Advise on the most efficient number of cavities based on your production volume
  • Advise on the optimum feed position for manufacture and aesthetics
  • Optimise the manufacturing process to meet your production requirements

3d model drawingMany customers already have competent designers for plastic moulded parts. However, we will still offer advice as required and challenge any areas where we believe savings may be possible. Fully detailed mould tools or modular insert systems are designed from the most suitable material. This provides a quality product that meets production demands whilst achieving the tool life required.

We also keen to support those who have produced a 3D CAD Model (or have had one produced on their behalf) but need help ensuring the part is suitable for the plastic injection moulding process. This can encompass changes to the design to make features more cost effective to produce, advice on material selection and number of product impressions within the tooling to achieve optimum component price.

Design assistance covers many angles and we are keen to work with our customers from these very early stages right through to final production.

To find out more take a look at our website or call to discuss your specific requirements on 01403 264397 where one of our team will be pleased to assist you.