Low Volume Production

Low Volume Production (LVP)

  • The Protool Plastics Group specialise in low volume injection moulding production projects.
  • Aluminium tooling can be used for the life of the product or as a bridge into high volume tooling.
  • Highly complex designs can be produced using hand loaded inserts for side holes, internal undercuts, threads etc..
  • Tooling grade Aluminium can deliver SPI-A1 gloss polishes as well as EDM (spark erosion) & acid etch grains.
  • Tool life depending upon polymer selection and component complexity. Please use the following as a guide line: – PP, PE, TPE  up to 30,000 shots – ABS, PC, PMMA, PS up to 20,000 shots – PA6, PA66, POM, PET up to 15,000 shots – PA6GF, PA66GF, PPGF  up to 10,000 shots – PBT, PEEK & other heavily filled materials up to 3,000 shots.
  • Full ISIR and tuning possible with excellent shot to shot repeatability, typically achieving 1.33 CpK on critical dimensions.
  • Automotive PPAP documentation service available.
  • Suitable for all markets we currently manufacture LVP parts for some of the Worlds best known brands.

Low Volume Production Tooling

  • Rapid cut aluminium tools delivering moulded parts between 12 and 25 working days.
  • Product design Failure Mode Analysis (FMA) ensuring all parts are designed for maximum tool life.
  • All tools made in the UK with our group company Protool Manufacturing.

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