FROM TOOL DESIGN TO FULL TURN-KEY SOLUTION, EVERY ONE OF OUR MOULDED COMPONENTS IS CUSTOM ENGINEERED FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND DELIVERED TO YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Careful consideration, at this early stage, of the balance between aesthetics and functionality, creates an end product that looks great and performs flawlessly.
The experience and the talent of our team at this part of the process ensure that by the time the part hits production, it is primed to perform.
Understanding your exact requirements and the purpose of the part and product, we can take your concept to working reality, ensuring that it is designed for intent.
Design for Manufacturing:
From the initial concept and working design to the full manufacturing design, at this stage, we'll work with you to create 2D and 3D CAD designs to prepare your product for production.
This recommended part of the process involves creating a working prototype to ensure that the product meets the design intent before proceeding to the tooling phase.
2. TOOLING AND TOOL TRANSFERS
It begins with a detailed design review and results in a tool that balances the budget, timescale, and individual project requirements.
Our highly skilled and experienced tool-making partners, both locally and internationally, build tools to a proven specification and are rigorously tested.
This provides us with the capability of supplying multi-product suites with large numbers delivered exactly when you need them.
Our on-site tool room carries out maintenance on a tool when it arrives at our facility and throughout its life. The planned maintenance programme, linked to our ERP system, provides reliability and results in every production cycle.
We can accommodate tool transfers with minimal disruption to your business and to maintain production levels for a seamless transfer.
3. PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING
Our facility houses modern, efficient fully automated machines ranging from 35 tonnes to 900 tonnes, producing parts over a 24/7 operation, delivered as required and when expected.
Our robust process is continuously refined to bring together the best of modern technology and highly skilled technicians to produce high-quality plastic components precisely how and when you need them.
All of our technicians are part of a training initiative that ensures that they have the skill, knowledge and experience to process polymers and optimise the injection moulding process.
Robotic-assisted production provides operators with more time to concentrate on guaranteeing the levels of quality that we expect, while the robots in operation enable greater efficiency in the process.
An automatic material system feeds the polymer directly into our machines, reducing material contamination and minimising scrap rates.
Our world-class facility incorporates Industry 4.0 providing transparency and connectivity to our departments, processes, and machinery.
We have integrated our ERP system and the 'Internet of Things' system to create efficient support for our production and processes.
4. ASSEMBLY AND PACKAGING
The projects we undertake are distinguished by their variety. As no project is like the next, the assembly process has to remain flexible too.
Part of the Plan from the Start:
From the very early discussions at the product concept stage, we’ll compare the feasibility of assembly at the press side with the benefits of using dedicated product assembly experts.
Every Option Explored:
We’ll discuss assembly by hand versus that by automation and we’ll consider a mix of techniques that include mechanical, electrical, and electronic assembly; functional testing; sonic welding; riveting; heat stake; gluing; and printing.
Our assembly and packaging team gives us the ability to provide the additional benefit of creating a retail-ready standard product.
The Extra Touches:
The capacity to add surface finishes to your products, from high-gloss textures and chrome plating, to lacquered, painted and technical finishes enables you to keep the entire plastic production process in one place.
5. DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSE
Our manufactured products can be distributed throughout the UK and internationally.
We offer storage facilities and a just-in-time service and have a dedicated distribution partner plus our own delivery vehicles, ensuring the turnaround that we can deliver.
THE MARKETS WE SERVE
IATF 16949:2016 accredited, MGS Technical Plastics is a Tier 1 and 2 supplier to the automotive industry.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The components we mould can be found in construction sites and in use in the defence industry.
Our manufacturing process can produce small components to highly assembled and intricate products for the medical environment.
HOUSEHOLD & CONSUMER GOODS
From moulding our range of microware to gardening equipment, we have the technical knowledge to advise and develop the manufacturing process to create a retail-ready product.
HYGIENE AND PEST CONTROL
We supply world-leading companies; our products can be found in use in bathrooms and protecting buildings from pests.
Our lighting components are used to light buildings across the world; we can produce high volumes of your product and deliver to your specifications.
CHEMICAL, OIL & GAS
Components need to be able to withstand extreme conditions; we can manufacture agriculture spreaders to bearings.
We have the resources to mould and assemble electronic components in-house; we manufacture electronics both for consumer use and in the manufacturing industry.