The Real Story about the most famous wearer of the Patterson & Rothwell T Shirt.
Ok so what does an ex Man Utd and England central midfielder have to do with Patterson & Rothwell an injection moulding company from Oldham? Early in the year of 2015 we were approached by our long term customer and part time commercial manager of Mossley AFC Stephen Porter to see if we would benefit from some kind of sponsorship of a charity football match. Mossley is a lovely village on the outskirts of Saddleworth with perhaps the best view from their Seel Park grounds of any football club. Nestled in the foothills of the Pennines the view from the pitch is the Western edge of the Saddleworth Moor which sometimes draws the eye from the football. As the match was in July the scene was set could not really hope for a better venue and as we are practically neighbours here at P&R how could we not get involved.
P&R are pleased to announce that we have won a contract to supply parts for a complex door locking system for automotive parts supplier Inteva. The 10 tool contract had to be completed within a 16 week deadline and P&R were given the order ahead of 2 other moulders one of which was from Poland. P&R demonstrated its ability to work to fine tolerances of + or – .05 mm and to predict or limit the amount of potential warp-age within the part design. The parts are to be made from high-end engineering materials such as glass-filled nylon and PBT and Acetal.
P&R Invest in 6 axis Fanuc Wire Cut Erosion Machine to further enhance our state of the art toolroom.
Patterson & Rothwell took delivery of a new Fanuc Wire Eroder with 6 axis capability. (please see attached pictures) This means we can complete more complex wire erosion projects in one hit whereas before there were several stages and manual set up’s required. It is also a very compact machine yet offers a larger capacity than the previous model. It represents an investment of £1,255,000 Continue reading
The award-winning Engineering Design Show was created to champion British engineering design and is entirely targeted at design engineers. Last year over 3000 attended over 2 days and this year over 4000 are expected to visit the show, for which there are already over 200 market-leading engineering supplier companies signed up (P&R being one). With its high level conference, free practical workshops and an exhibition demonstrating and promoting cutting edge technology and innovation, the Engineering Design Show will once again provide UK design engineers with all aspects of engineering design under one roof.
A quick glimpse inside the new PTC (Plastics Technology Centre) before we start the move. Continue reading
P&R are set to exhibit, under the Newmark brand, its range of garden pots at The Four Oaks show on September the 2nd and 3rd. The Four Oaks Trade Show is the UK’s premier show for ornamental and horticulture, and now in its 44th year. Continue reading
To solve many issues with a complex moulded part the team here at P&R were able to utilise a 6 axis and a 3 axis robot to work in harmony with each other to complete 4 operations. The 6 axis robot picks and places 7 grub screws inside the tool whilst the 3-axis robot de-gates, jigs and drills the part. This procedure was completed entirely in-house. Follow the link for a short video clip of the operation. Continue reading
On arrival at Whilton Mill our home of the 4 Hour Endurance kart Race for the last 3 years we were greeted with the most miserable of conditions. Rain, cold, foggy it wasn’t pleasant. But within an hour and just after first practice it began to clear followed by some lovely sunshine and what a great race we had. Continue reading
The new Eco Drive 120 from Engel has already made its presence felt here at P&R. Reputed to raise energy efficiency to new levels the servo hydraulic tie-bar less machine comes as standard with its own robot and conveyor unit.
After testing many of the leading brands the decision was taken to acquire the tie-bar-less Engel Victory Spex 400. It really is an accomplished universal all rounder although our model was specified for a certain material grade. It offers low energy consumption and has the Engel tie-bar less technology for complex, innovative mould designs and enables rapid tool changes and unobstructed robot movements. Continue reading