Doncaster based precision engineering company Agemaspark and Advanced Plastics are celebrating an award win at this year’s Plastics Industry Awards.
The duo won the Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker category award at the ceremony in London.
Paul Stockhill, managing director of Agemaspark said: “We’re thrilled to have won this award alongside Advanced Plastics.
“We’ve worked with Advanced Plastics for five years and have been proud to work with them on this project to create a new tool for the automotive industry.
“The project was a resounding success due to the close working relationship combining the skills, knowledge, and experience of both parties.
“Using our innovative conformal cooling technique, created and developed over many years, we were able to deliver a solution that allows the surfaces of the tool cavity to be rapid-heated for injection and rapid-cooled before demoulding. This technique also provided the ability for the company to achieve a viable cycle time.”
Advanced Plastics, an Injection Moulding company that develops a diverse range of technical injection moulded products for blue chip clients across a range of market sectors, worked with Agemaspark to develop the new tool, that will be used to produce an automotive interior trim component within the vehicle.
Paul added: “Winning this award is a great recognition of the partnership work between our two companies.
“We were really pleased with the results and parts were produced successfully at the first tool trial with no visible weld lines and a perfect surface finish. This part needed to have a high-quality visual appearance and a high-quality tolerance. Our leading technology and expertise were used to deliver this whilst to reducing the cost and environmental impact of the manufacturing process throughout.
“It is fantastic to see our conformal cooling technique being used in a number of different sectors to reduce cycle time and increase efficiency and being recognised by the industry for its innovative approach to problem solving.”