RP Technologies Invest £250,000 to Fuel Growth and Innovation
Leading prototype & production tooling and plastic injection moulding company, RP Technologies invests £250,000 on additional machinery, software and employees.
30th January 2018, Kingswinford, UK: RP Technologies have kick-started the new year by investing quarter of a million pounds to increase capacity and add additional services. The company has invested in two additional Hurco CNC Machining Centres, a custom built Hot Plate Welding Machine, a Mould Simulation Analysis software package and additional members of staff.
The investment ties in with their ongoing growth and expansion plans and will increase the capacity and productivity in their West Midlands based facility, with additional services expanding their offering.
The company have purchased a Hurco VMX30i which adds to their impressive suite of CNC machining centres. They’ve also invested in a impressive VMX64i which will increase their capability to machine larger tools as the machining centre features a table size of 1,676 x 889mm.
In the past year the company have seen an increase in demand from their Automotive customers. With the Automotive industry pushing to develop more electric vehicles the increase in demand for battery cooling systems has gone through the roof. This demand has given the company vast experience with manufacturing tooling, injection moulding and welding expansion tanks for many OEM and Tier 1 customers. To meet this demand the company has purchased a custom built Hot Plate Welding machine. Offering this service in-house gives greater control over the process ensuring RP provide high quality welded components to match customer specifications.
RP’s third investment is a software package which enables component design to be validated with a Mould Simulation Analysis. The software allows them to gain product insights, visualise flow & thermal properties and optimise processes before physical parts are moulded. Using this software RP endeavour to catch design faults that could potentially cause setbacks during tool trial. This not only helps to improve quality, but it also helps to reduce development costs and manufacturing time for their customers by eliminating potential issues before manufacture begins.
RP have also employed additional engineering and manufacturing staff within the company to keep up with their ever-increasing demand.