Design IT


We optimise injection moulding through design & training

Plastic-IT Ltd is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire providing a bespoke service to the injection moulding industry.  Our company provides solutions and services for injection moulded plastic product manufacture through the optimisation of part design, mould tool design, prototyping, injection moulding and training.

We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and JOSCAR registered and help companies get their product to market quicker by being right first time.

Each of our services provides expertise along the journey from art-to-part. We work with start-up projects and established manufacturing companies, through all stages of the process, offering our customers a concurrent engineering approach.

The outcome of this is improved quality, waste elimination and greater profitability from your injection mouldings.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Design for Manufacturing

Getting your plastic product to market in the shortest time possible with the expected quality leads to greater customer satisfaction. When all aspects of design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) have been considered, you will enjoy greater profits too.

If you start the process as early as possible, you can determine much of the final cost of a part at the design stage. Using our expertise in plastics product design and process engineering, you will benefit from the consistency and quality demanded by your customer.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Autodesk Moldflow Analysis

Our injection moulding simulation service uses the latest 3D solid mould filling, cooling and warpage technologies from Autodesk Moldflow.  We have the knowledge gained from hundreds of studies over 25 years, from tiny medical parts to the largest of automotive components.  Our service provides clients with the optimum mould filling characteristics for new and existing injection mould tools.

Used at the beginning of a project to deliver optimisation of the moulded product, process and mould tool design, or used as a solution to an existing moulding defect – the Moldflow simulation can provide the answers to any injection moulding process or problem.

We are based in the UK and are prepared to discuss the Moldflow analysis report face-to-face or by using online meeting platforms. This enables a “live” view of the simulation and provides the opportunity for immediate feedback and discussion with the customer – the benefits that are delivered pay for the cost of the analysis itself many times over.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Prototype Projects

Rapid prototyping of plastic parts, from a variety of technologies, helps our clients with their product development. You might need to check a design for fit and function, or test a component made from the correct material and manufacturing process.

“Prototype – an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process” – Wikipedia

From additive manufacturing to precision injection moulded parts, our service will allow you to benefit from a shorter time to market.  Whether you require a handful of components to verify a design or modification, or 50,000 parts for a pre-production run – we can meet your demands.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Injection Moulding Optimisation

Achieving the optimum injection moulding is not a black art, it is simply physics.

But if the fundamentals of the whole process are not fully understood, the benefits that can be gained from injection moulding process optimisation will not be fully realised.

We must consider the many design criteria for injection moulding.  These include the end use requirements, the material selected for production, results from any CAE studies on the part, the mould tool construction and the injection moulding process itself.  Any shortfalls in these areas and the final product will be compromised, one way or another.

Plastic-IT Ltd can provide consultancy at any stage along the route from art-to-part, whether it is consumer products, electronics, aerospace, industrial, automotive or medical devices. Our knowledge of the complete process can be used to ensure you get your product to market, on time and on budget.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic Injection Moulding Service

Plastic-IT Ltd has an ISO 9001:2015 certified in-house injection moulding facility in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

All mould tools, whether new or existing, can be analysed using Autodesk Moldflow to ensure an optimised process can be developed. Any injection moulding defects with existing tooling can be identified and resolved to deliver the product quality required.

If you have a new project, or are looking to relocate existing tooling, we can assist with the whole process. We work closely with a selected group of suppliers to ensure project success and customer satisfaction.

From low volume production to 24/7 lights-off operation, from tool try-outs to one-off production runs – our goal is to provide you with the most cost-effective solution to your injection moulding requirement.

Plastic-IT Ltd: Expert Solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding

Routsis Injection Molding Training

The knowledge and skills needed get the best return on investment (ROI) for your injection moulding process only comes from training.  A well-trained and educated, competent workforce delivers profitability and competitiveness.  It is vital to the success of any organisation.

Plastic-IT Ltd is representing Routsis Training in the UK and Ireland.  With exclusive endorsement from the Society of Plastics Engineers, Routsis Training materials are used in over 2800 sites in more than 37 countries.

Training can be provided online or onsite, customised to your requirements if necessary and is accessible 24/7.  The cost of training an employee should be less of a concern than how much an untrained employee can cost you.