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
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
A new all Electric Demag mould press has joined our plastic injection moulding fleet here in Oldham. We examined all the options open to us and decided an all-electric drive would allow us to achieve the quality speed and precision essential to our plastic moulding business. In addition, it offers significant advantages in energy consumption and the operatives appreciate the cooler quieter shop floor environment.
I great effort was made by all to raise £278 for Comic Relief. We all wore a piece of red in exchange for a donation to the cause. Continue reading