It's called "hard scudding." It can be performed on machines like the Profilator machines from GTMA
member company Profilator with solid carbide tools.
Joshua Swanson, CEO, GTMA
, envisioned the opportunity this way:
The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA
) is a public-private partnership that serves as the key point of contact for businesses exploring opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The project is a partnership initiative between UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), trade association the GTMA
and Commercial Doctor, a specialist consultancy with extensive experience in helping companies break into the Brazilian market.
In addition to being opened by the BPF, the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA) has thrown its support behind Interplas 2014, along with the GTMA
and Materials KTN.
AKI procedures follow the "Pentamode", a code-of-practice for managing new plastics products from concept to delivery, developed jointly by the British Plastics Federation, Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA
) and Institute of Materials (IOM) as part of the industry's "Partnership in Plastics" programme.
At a recent ceremony, the Gauge and Toolmaker's Association (GTMA
) presented its Rudolph Carne award to the Pontypridd-based specialist tool company.
With the help of the GTMA
, the UK-based trade association for members representing toolmaking, rapid prototyping, precision machinery, metrology and tooling technologies, White brought the tooling and production back to the UK through the Hampshire-based B.E.O Group, a company which offers a range of in-house plastic injection manufacturing services including design for manufacture, prototyping, injection tool making and injection moulding.
The system was so well received that Rojac was given the annual World-Class Tool-maker Award from the GTMA
, the UK's leading industry association for gauge, toolmakers and manufacturers.