Injection mould tooling and CNC machining for low volume production parts.
SLS prototypes for form and fit
TRT Lighting specialise in the design and production of road and tunnel luminaires. They required a prototype of a new road product that would withstand thermal, photometric and water testing and be of high enough quality to provide visual representation.
TRT explored various options, but turned to Plunkett Associates, having been impressed with the quality of prototypes produced in the past, and the competitive price quoted.
The size of the parts and the requirement for both good aesthetics (for photography) and functionality led to the metal casing and plastic cover being produced by CNC machining. Subsequently, the plastic cover was polished to give an optically clear component.
Plunkett Associates sourced a supplier from its extensive supplier base that could deliver the parts to the required quality and price. TRT received the prototype within two weeks and were delighted by the standard of parts produced.
"We've had an excellent experience using Plunkett Associates in the past and have always been very impressed with the parts, so didn't hesitate to use them to prototype our new road luminaire. 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
"We were really surprised at how quickly they turned round such a high quality prototype and the parts certainly proved their worth."