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Introducing Julian Wooster - a new and very in-tune string to our bow!
Since you last heard from us, we've recruited a new team member. Julian Wooster has added another extremely useful string to our bow. A design engineer by trade, with extensive moulding, tool design and trialling experience.
With the help of CAD and simulation software, Julian assesses the design data we receive and works with clients to ensure it is suitable for manufacture. With accurate data, our suppliers can provide us with precise quotes and we can be more confident that we’ll deliver parts right first time – saving our clients both time and money! You can read more about the design advice service here.
Julian first worked with Plunkett Associates’ MD, Tim Plunkett in the 1990s pioneering Rapid Prototyping in the UK. Now with a BSc in Engineering Product Design, a Masters in Rapid Product Development, as well as extensive experience working with suppliers in the Far East, he is already proving to be an essential asset.
To assist him in his role, the company has invested in Moldflow, a simulation software that enables Julian to assess how a part will perform when it is moulded. The ability to highlight potential moulding issues upfront, ahead of commissioning tooling, reduces the risk and improves delivery performance.
Plunkett Associates also runs SolidWorks, enabling the development of client concepts for manufacture and provision of design alternatives where manufacturing issues have been identified.
Since he joined us, Julian has been involved in a whole range of different projects and from the feedback we’ve received, is providing a very beneficial service to our clients. Here’s what one client, Mike Ayre of Crucible Industrial Design had to say,
“Tim Plunkett has always been a safe pair of hands, but the addition of another pair belonging to Julian has all but eliminated risk from the injection moulding process. His close attention to detail and positive suggestions provide invaluable support in those critical final stages of preparing new products for manufacture”.