Some of the projects we've worked on!

Compression Moulding ideal for low volume production rubber parts

Compression Moulding ideal for low volume production rubber parts

From prototype to production, compression moulding in the Far East provides a cost effective, high quality solution for SIS Pitches.

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SLS prototypes enable a commission in China for UK sculptor

SLS prototypes enable a commission in China for UK sculptor

Chrome plated CNC solution for final exhibition model

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“Plunkett Associates are our first port of call for questions relating to prototyping new parts and seeking the most effective manufacturing approach for subsequent scaling. They have excellent breadth of experience, work with high quality partners and have a flexibility that we have found enables challenges to be met successfully, cost effectively and in a timely manner.”
Nick Skaer, CEO, Orthox Ltd
Stereolithography (SLA) in ClearVue for outstanding optically clear production part.

Stereolithography (SLA) in ClearVue for outstanding optically clear production part.

Additive manufacturing ideal for high spec low volume quantities.

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Injection mould tooling and CNC machining for low volume production parts.

Injection mould tooling and CNC machining for low volume production parts.

SLS prototypes for form and fit

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Plunkett associates always find a solution. Whatever we need to prototype, they have a great grasp on the technologies available, costs and lead-times so we get the right solution tailored to the project needs. Have always delivered and never let us down.
Naim Audio
Aluminium extrusion for unique bike suspension.

Aluminium extrusion for unique bike suspension.

Prototype, pre-production and finally, production parts through Kickstarter funding.

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Clear, flexible, metal AND Plastic parts all required!

Clear, flexible, metal AND Plastic parts all required!

From design to production, Plunkett's manage multiple manufacturing processes.

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"Plunkett Associates surpassed all expectations, adding real value to our project that fulfilled all our specifications. The Quicklink Midi Backpack is a sophisticated product requiring detailed design for manufacture - Plunkett’s grasped our requirements early on, and as a result, ran with us through prototyping and development. Thanks to Plunkett’s we have a superb product of outstanding quality that we are extremely happy with.”
Andy Buttery, Quicklink Video Distribution Services
Injection Moulding for multiple production parts.

Injection Moulding for multiple production parts.

China moulds in just 2 weeks!

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Metal and plastic parts CNC machined for large heat sink.

Metal and plastic parts CNC machined for large heat sink.

Prototype parts delivered in 2 weeks.

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“I can’t recommend Tim and his team highly enough. We ended up with a design which can be produced and assembled quickly, efficiently and reliably, in volumes that make sense”
Simon Leggett, Director, Olivewood Technology
Aluminium heat exchanger by DMLS a huge success.

Aluminium heat exchanger by DMLS a huge success.

Single part heat exchanger exploits the unique properties of the Additive Manufacturing process.

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Injection mould tooling for low volume production.

Injection mould tooling for low volume production.

Initial SLS prototypes for testing in only a few days.

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"Tim's experience, expertise and supplier base have been fundamental to us getting this project off the ground."
Sam Pearce, Jelly Products Ltd
CNC machining and sheet metal for precision parts.

CNC machining and sheet metal for precision parts.

T1 samples in just 10 days.

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Production ready plastic extrusion in 20 days.

Production ready plastic extrusion in 20 days.

Low volume plastic extrusion from China.

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“We were really surprised at how quickly they turned round such a high quality prototype and the parts certainly proved their worth. They were of high enough quality to provide a fantastic visual representation and to undergo rigorous testing."
Stuart Wilson, Design Director, TRT Lighting
CNC Machined and chrome plated exhibition models.

CNC Machined and chrome plated exhibition models.

Prototype models on time and delivering the 'wow' factor!

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DMLS improves heat sink performance.

DMLS improves heat sink performance.

Plunkett proves DMLS reduces temperature of heat sinks.

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“Accuracy, finish and delivery all first class.”
Andrew Peters, JMDA Ltd
Aircraft part made lighter by DMLS.

Aircraft part made lighter by DMLS.

Titanium alloy replaces aluminium as a significantly lighter option.

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DMLS process helps reduce weight for racing bike.

DMLS process helps reduce weight for racing bike.

Titanium alloy reduces weight further without compromising strength.

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“We use Plunkett Associates because we want someone we can trust, that knows what they’re talking about, has all the contacts, will provide reliable advice and feedback and will get the right result for us.”
Jim Copestick. Design Manager, Thorlux Lighting
Cylinder Head has designs for DMLS.

Cylinder Head has designs for DMLS.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering requires design data specific to the process.

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CNC Machining provides a beautiful clear acrylic part.

CNC Machining provides a beautiful clear acrylic part.

Hand polished acrylic for high level clarity.

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“We always know exactly what we’re getting and we know we won’t be let down on quality, price or lead times.”
Mark Williams, Research and Development Director, Johnson Safety Products
Injection Mould tooling for clear production parts.

Injection Mould tooling for clear production parts.

SLA prototypes for form and fit in 5 days.

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CNC polycarbonate provides high quality clear cover.

CNC polycarbonate provides high quality clear cover.

CNC machined aluminium give strength and aesthetics to high performance LED floodlight.

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“One of Plunkett Associates great strengths it that they listen to what you’re trying to achieve and work hard to find the best and more cost effective method of doing it.”
Mike Ayre, Managing Director, Crucible Industrial Design
Twelve individual additively manufactured bronze pieces.

Twelve individual additively manufactured bronze pieces.

Sintering by Laser Cusing produces unique artwork..

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Selective Laser Sintering is cost effective for 'one off'

Selective Laser Sintering is cost effective for 'one off'

3D printing for beer tap badge.

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“Plunkett Associates have a fantastic supply chain, work with all sorts of production processes and will always do their utmost to solve a problem.”
Naim Audio
CNC machining for high quality cosmetic finish

CNC machining for high quality cosmetic finish

Accuracy and smooth surface finish a priority for prototype parts.

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Stereolithography produces high cosmetic model prototype.

Stereolithography produces high cosmetic model prototype.

Aesthetics the priority for exhibition model and SLA delivers.

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“Plunkett Associates truly offer a complete turnkey solution with Speed, Effectiveness and Precision.”
David Harden, Director, Enica Ltd
Rapid Tooling for speed plus aesthetics

Rapid Tooling for speed plus aesthetics

Injection moulding delivers even for minimal quantities.

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Vacuum cast polyurethane gives outstanding cosmetic finish.

Vacuum cast polyurethane gives outstanding cosmetic finish.

Plastic production part that looks metallic!!

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"Plunkett Associates was the only company willing to rise to the challenge of providing Airdri with chrome plated prototypes for the product launch of its new range of hand dryers. Chrome plating parts of this size and requiring such a quality cosmetic finish is unadvised, but Tim was confident he could get it done, and the results were phenomenal."
Mike Ayre, Managing Director, Crucible Industrial Design
Bridge Tooling for cost, delivery and performance.

Bridge Tooling for cost, delivery and performance.

Injection mould tool for low volume production parts, all in 4 weeks.

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Injection moulding proves more cost effective than vacuum casting.

Injection moulding proves more cost effective than vacuum casting.

ABS injection moulding wins for low volume quantities.

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“Kirintec were thrilled with Plunketts. They made a complex process simple and we were just amazed at the lead times achieved. Plus, every single deadline was met without any drama.”
Penny While, Marketing Director, Kirintec
CNC machining challenges Selective Laser Sintering.

CNC machining challenges Selective Laser Sintering.

CNC machined prototypes give visual accuracy and strength.

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High Quality Exhibition Models delivered to tight timescales

High Quality Exhibition Models delivered to tight timescales

CNC machining produces detailed cosmetic finish.

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“Thanks to Plunkett Associates flexible, bespoke and cost effective service I was able to produce the objects that I had originally had in mind.”
Simon Ryder, Artist
CNC machined low volume prototypes in only 10 days.

CNC machined low volume prototypes in only 10 days.

Brushed aluminium provides a high aesthetic, polished part.

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CNC machining delivers for cosmetic prototype.

CNC machining delivers for cosmetic prototype.

Aluminium machined proves quicker and cheaper than additive manufacturing alternatives.

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To create such a consistent quality finish in chrome was an amazing achievement and the prototypes really gave our stand the wow factor.
James Clark, Group Commercial Director, The Airdri Group
High quality prototypes from CNC machining.

High quality prototypes from CNC machining.

CNC proved more economically viable than alternative additive manufacturing processes for low volumes.

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