Custom Composite Mouldings

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Composite Mouldings

We make custom composite moulds for various purposes. Such as for new product development of plastic/composite parts, or new moulds of existing products. We have expertise in engineering design that can provide the most suitable moulding technics for your requirements.

We can arrange for metal frames to be made for new moulds that will be used in production if needed. We can assist you with your product on the requirements you need. Whatever your requirement, contact Swift Composites for assistance on your project.

Mould Design

Why is mould design important?

Mould design is an essential and often overlooked aspect of any manufacturing project.

Mould makers need to consider several factors when designing a mould, notably workpiece material and production volume.

The most crucial factor with mould design is controlling the quality of products cast from a particular mould. Some of the most common questions component manufacturers ask are:

What material will be used?

How long should the mould last?

How long will it take to produce the tool?

What are the costs involved?

Can you afford to create more than one prototype in case of modifications?

All these questions should factor into the decision-making process when designing a mould for your product.

Mould design can be approached in different ways. When designing a new mould, there are only two main factors that need to be considered:

– How much detail is required on the finished component?

– Is the component surface finish (cosmetic appearance) important?

Ensure that all questions are answered before committing to anything, as these decisions could impact how long it takes and how much money is spent on production.

However, it can be the difference between a successful launch or one that falls flat.

With so many options available, selecting the suitable mould can seem overwhelming at times. Swift Composites can help you with this process.

Mould Manufacture

Why is mould manufacturing important to the business?

Moulds are also known as tooling, which is an essential part of reducing costs in manufacturing. Mould manufacture is not only crucial to the business, but it may also ensure that other tasks such as design or product development can be completed efficiently. Many companies still choose to outsource mould manufacturing rather than doing it in-house. This is often due to the specialist skills and equipment required, but it also ensures that quality moulds are produced – essential for the production of high-volume parts.

Mould manufacture and design go hand and hand as they form an integral part of product development within the company, and if one fails, so will the other. It is essential to realise that the mould and design should be created by someone within the company or at least an outside specialist with knowledge and experience of mould making.

At Swift Composites, we design and manufacture our own moulds, which ensure that quality is maintained throughout the process whilst also helping to speed up turnaround times. You can always be sure that you are receiving a service from an expert who has the experience necessary to get the job done well the first time around.

The importance of mould design and manufacture cannot be understated as it is a vital part of product development within the company. If one fails, then the other will also fail. It is essential that whoever designs or makes a mould thoroughly understands what they are doing. If not, considerable time and money can be wasted in the pursuit of a successful product.

Why composite mouldings are a good option.

Here is a list of benefits composite mouldings have to offer:
 
Lightweight, durable and high strength parts.
 
Versatility in material choices and finished surface quality and colours. 
 
Excellent longevity with resistance to wear, corrosion, chemicals and UV rays.
 
Parts are produced quickly.
 
Reusable moulds result in lower indirect costs.
 
Customized parts
 
You can utilize various materials, including plastics, metals and glass fibre, for your components.
 
Composites can be the perfect material for creating moulds.
 
Composites will not break like metal or stone, and they are lightweight, so it is easy to transport them.
 
It’s a cost-effective way to add surface detail and give an item a more attractive finish.
 
Moulded plastics can be made into any shape, size or colour you like!
 
The mould will last for many years without requiring a lot of maintenance.
 
Want to learn more about moulds and mouldings? Check out our patterns and moulds page.

What is GRP?

GRP stands for glass-reinforced plastic. It is also known as FRP (fibreglass reinforced plastic) or composite plastic.

Glass-reinforced plastics are a type of composite material made up of glass fibres and polymer or resins.

The glass fibres add strength to the plastic and make it less brittle than traditional plastics.

Glass-reinforced plastics come in many different shapes and sizes for engineering applications.

It can be anything from an object’s exterior to its interior support structure.

Companies use GRP for construction, aviation, marine engineering, transportation, and many other industries where high tensile strength is needed with low weight and resistance to corrosion.

For a more scientific explanation check out www.sciencedirect.com or www.wikipedia.com

For the latest news on composites visit: www.compositesworld.com or www.compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com

We make GRP moulds and mouldings in house and can make GRP products for you.

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