Plastic Injection Moulding Service

Since the founding of our company, our engagement in plastic injection moulding has led to significant accomplishments.

We are currently equipped with 64 state-of-the-art horizontal and vertical injection moulding machines, ensuring a continuous output of high-quality products.

Our focus extends beyond round-the-clock efficiency for bulk orders to include the utilisation of advanced technology for the manufacture of sophisticated plastic moulded parts.

The engineering prowess we offer, along with a comprehensive range of secondary operations, has provided substantial value to our clientele.

For advice or more information call us today on +44(0)1827 712910 or email us at sales@coler.co.uk

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Understanding Injection Moulding at Coler Supply Solutions

Boasting over five decades of expertise, Coler Supply Solutions has dedicated itself to the creation of premium precision injection-moulded products for our customers. Clients working with us are unburdened by the responsibility of supervising each phase of production, as they can assuredly entrust Coler with the entire oversight and control.

Coler Supply Solutions can be relied upon to deliver your plastic injection moulding requirements to the highest possible quality coupled with a service that is second to none and a passion for being the best.

The business delivers a total solution to clients and has a wealth of experience across a wide range of market sectors that include; Automotive, Industrial, Safety Systems, Retail, Manufacturing, and Inventions. Coler Supply Solutions will develop your design for manufacture and deliver a cost-effective solution for you.

Coler Supply specialises in offering top-tier mould creation and injection moulding solutions.

We have access to over 200 state-of-the-art tools and equipment, including those from renowned brands like Mikron, MAKINO, SODICK, and Mitutoyo, alongside 64 precision injection machines. 

We provide comprehensive services that encompass intelligent painting, silk-screen, transfer painting, laser etching, as well as assembly and packaging services.

We are capable of producing a quick-turnaround mould in just 3 days and can tackle large, complex moulds within a span of 2-4 weeks.

Metal 3D printing stands as a hallmark service at Coler, finding extensive application in the crafting of precision moulds.

Coler operates with a systematic management approach, ensuring that mould production and plastic moulding are conducted with utmost efficiency.

Our experienced Quality Control (QC) department upholds stringent quality standards, guaranteeing that all projects and product data are meticulously recorded and can be traced within our system.

Why Choose Coler Supply for Plastic Injection Moulding?

Place your confidence in our over 50 years of expertise in injection moulding technology, our adept manufacturing management team, and our methodical management system. Rely on our high-quality and efficient production capabilities. We excel in devising suitable manufacturing strategies that meet exacting product quality standards, optimising costs, and reducing lead times.

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Quality Assurance

Adhering rigorously to the ISO control system, we furnish comprehensive QC reports, ensuring that every product is 100% certified as meeting our quality standards.

02

Competitive Pricing

Through scientific management, the operation of high-quality and stable moulds, and the integration of highly automated manufacturing techniques, we generate cost efficiencies.

03

Fast Delivery

Implementing efficient management processes, employing rapid yet precise moulding operations, and harnessing advanced automation in production, we ensure swift delivery times.

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High Quality Service

Complemented by sophisticated automation in manufacturing, we provide a personalised 1 vs 1 service from for all projects, ensuring dedicated attention and expertise for expedited and cost-effective project delivery.

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Extensive Choice

Coler Supply offers an extensive selection of over 1,000 materials, a array of surface treatments, and a range of different tolerances. We also ensure that various marks and qualifications are valid and adhered to within our service provision.

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Manufacturing Capacity

At Coler Supply Solutions, we have immediate access to 64 precision injection moulding machines, ranging from 50 to 680 tonnes, ready to meet your requirements for all your project needs and at any time.

Superior plastic moulds result from exemplary mould design.

The engineers at Coler Supply Solutions collaborate intimately with clients at every stage of mould making, engaging from the initial development phase and product assessment. We offer recommendations for product enhancement to ensure the production of high-quality yet cost-effective items.

Our engineering personnel come with more than 30 years of industrial manufacturing expertise.

In mould design, our focus lies on ensuring structural stability, devising efficient cooling systems, and tailoring runners, gates, and ejectors to suit the specificities of the product such as its features, material properties, volume, aesthetics, and dimensions.

Place your trust in our extensive experience with pre-deformation moulds, 2-component moulds, and moulds of intricate structures. You will be provided with professional and dependable solutions.

Why Choose Coler Supply for Plastic Injection Moulding?

To ensure that your manufacturing plan operates efficiently and with the flexibility required to maintain high-quality standards, it's crucial to implement strict project flow management. Here's a concise guide to achieving this:

Product DFM Analysis

Mould Design

Mould Making

Mould Trial

Sample Approved

Large Volume Production

Quality Control

Packing

Delivery

Customer Aftercare

Types of Rapid Injection Moulds

Clear
Moulding

Insert
Moulding

Overmolding
2K

Injection
Moulding Threads

Silicone
Rubber Moulding

What is Injection Moulding?

Injection moulding is a widely-used manufacturing technique, prized for its ability to churn out high volumes of plastic parts with great accuracy and detail. It's the process behind many of the plastic items we encounter in everyday life, from bottle caps to car dashboards.

The journey of a product made by injection moulding starts with the conception of a mould. This mould is often made from hard-wearing metals like steel or aluminium and is carefully engineered to mirror the inverse of the product's final shape.

Mould designers must account for the peculiarities of plastic behaviour, including its tendency to shrink as it cools, and incorporate features like textures or threads directly into the mould.

Once the mould is crafted, it takes its place in the heart of an injection moulding machine. This apparatus is split into two primary segments: one that melts and injects the plastic, and another that clamps the mould together under pressure.

The process kicks off with plastic pellets being poured into a hopper, from where they're ushered into a heated barrel. Inside this barrel, a screw turns, melting the pellets into a viscous fluid. This molten plastic is then propelled into the mould cavity.

 

With the plastic injected, the mould's halves are pressed together by the machine's clamping unit, ensuring that the plastic fills every nook of the mould to replicate the intended design. The cooling phase is a delicate dance of time and temperature, as the plastic must solidify without warping.

As the plastic sets, anticipation builds. Once it's firm, the mould opens, and the newly minted part is ejected, often with the help of robotic arms. The part might then go on to receive additional finishing touches, such as being trimmed, polished, or painted, to transform it from a mere plastic shape into a finished product ready for the consumer.

Thermoplastics are the stars of the injection moulding show, with their ability to melt and reset multiple times without degrading. This quality not only makes them versatile but also eco-friendly, as it allows for the reintegration of leftover materials back into the production cycle.

The precision and efficiency of injection moulding make it a go-to method for producing large quantities of plastic items. After the initial expenses of mould creation and machine setup, the production cost per item is impressively low. Moreover, the technique opens up a realm of possibilities in terms of material selection and part complexity that other manufacturing methods can't easily match.