Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Over 28 Years' Experience in Injection Moulding

Our friendly and professional team have over 27 years experience in injection moulding: Key Personnel: Mike Franklin, Managing Director: After 4 years of studying mechanical and production engineering at the NE London Polytechnic and from an injection moulding family background Mike founded Gilt Edge Plastics in 1984. Responsible for the overall running of the company and driven by a desire to provide exceptional customer service Mike has been particularly fastidious in all areas of the business including personnel, plant, working environment and business procedures. Kevin Stanford, Production Manager: Kevin has over 27 years experience in injection moulding. He is responsible for the day to day smooth running of all factory operations, ensuring that our products are continually produced to the highest standards and are delivered on time to our customers. Kevin is also responsible for our factory personnel. Need advice on your project? Contact us now.

Monday, 25 June 2012

24 Hour Production at Gilt Edge Plastics

With our 24 Hr operation we are able to offer our customers fast, flexible and repeatable production with short lead times. Contact us now to see how we can help you to keep your project on time.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Lead Times

With our continued and planned investment in new plant and with 24hr operation, we are able to offer fast, flexible and repeatable production with short lead times.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Help With Your Material Choice

It is vital that the correct material is selected for your project. The composition of the material, its mechanical characteristics, moulding properties and obviously cost all need to be taken into consideration. With our expertise and knowledge we are able to give sound advice in respect of material choice. Just call to speak to Mike Franklin, Managing Director, or Kevin Stanford, Production Manager.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

How Would We Proceed With Your Project?

Initially we would produce a 3D drawing of your proposed product for you if you have not already got one. If you are happy with the design we could get an SLA* model made so that you can actually try the product. Providing the SLA is satisfactory to you we would initiate tooling production. After the tool is complete we would sample the mould and check the mouldings for size, colour, function etc. If necessary we would then make any tooling adjustments required and then re-sample. Once you are satisfied that the sample meets your exact requirements we would proceed to manufacture your product. *Stereolithography/SLAs are used in the research and design stages of a product. This is a rapid way to produce one part and takes approximately 1-3 days. SLAs can subsequently be used for conformity of fit, size, and function. Contact us now to see how we can help you.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Insert Staking

What is Insert Staking? ...... Using thermal probes, brass or metal inserts are inserted into cavities moulded into the component. Heat from the probe transfers through the insert and melts the plastic surrounding the insert so the insert becomes embedded in the component. This process can be used on a variety of products including fasteners, hinge plates, pivots and hubs to name but a few. This is another of the many services Gilt Edge Plastics are able to provide to customers. Contact us for specialist advice.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Pad Printing

Pad printing is a form of printing that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. Initially an image is etched into a flat printing plate and ink is then poured into the etch. A flexible silicone rubber pad picks up a film of ink from the plate and transfers it to the three dimensional part surface. Throughout this process the ink becomes tacky as solvent evaporates from the ink. The flexible silicone pad is able to pick up the image from the flat plate and transfer it to many surface shapes – e.g. concave, convex spherical and cylindrical. By applying pressure the pad conforms to the surface shape and leaves the desired image on the object. This form of printing can be used on products including electronic components, sports equipment, toys, automobile parts, medical equipment and many others. This is another of the many services we are able to provide to our customers. Contact us for help with your project.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hot Foil Printing

Hot foil printing is a highly effective and appealing way of printing designs, text and graphics onto moulded parts using a heated die and coloured foil but without the use of ink thereby eliminating drying times. This effect can be produced using a wide variety of foil materials such as holographic, metallic, gloss and matt colours. The die comes into contact with the foil and places a thing layer of the foil onto the moulding. When heat is added the foil adheres to the object leaving the required design. At Gilt Edge we are able to offer this service to our customers. Contact us for more information.

Monday, 11 June 2012

What Is Injection Moulding Used For?

Injection Moulding can be used for producing a huge variety of components – bottle tops, mechanical parts, automobile components, computer and mobile phone components, musical instruments and parts, storage containers, medical parts, hooks, coat hangers, toys, etc. - The list is endless! Let us help with your project.

Friday, 8 June 2012


Our low cost and shared cost tooling options help you to keep your project within budget. Contact us today for a quote. Mike Franklin - Managing Director - mike@giltedgeplastics.co.uk

Friday, 1 June 2012

Call Off and Kanban Supply System

At Gilt Edge Plastics we are able to offer you a "just-in-time" and kanban supply system, so you can rest assured that your goods can be held in stock and called off at short notice. Our large warehouse also has ample space for storing your finished goods. Contact: Mike Franklin - mike@giltedgeplastics.co.uk