Injection Mould Tool

How do I get my product manufactured?

Get your product made with Axiom

All of the products we use daily started in the same place – as an idea. But, where do you start if you’ve got an idea but have no idea on how to turn it into a product? Read on to find out.

OK, let’s say you have an idea for a new widget that will reshape speakers and the way people listen to music for years to come. You’ve done your initial research and have a good understanding of:

  1. Who needs your product
  2. Why do people need it?
  3. What your competition looks like

Importantly, you’ve also got your intellectual property secured through copyright, trademarks, and patents.

Now it’s time to turn your idea into a prototype, and here at Axiom, we take pride in having a product development focus which is strong in design and innovation.

Our approach can help you:

  1. Develop your idea
  2. Design your product, or advise on how best to design it
  3. Produce a prototype of your product by 3D printing or another suitable process
  4. Manufacture your product through plastic injection moulding or CNC machining

If we can’t manufacture in-house we can advise you on the best process to use for the manufacture of your product.

Get your prototype into shape

Your prototype is the first step in taking an iterative and agile approach to product development. It’s a way to prove your concept and get potential customers and investors interested.

But, before you get too far ahead of yourself, you need to bring it to life with a CAD – computer-aided design – drawing of your product in 3D. This will give you a high-quality design that can be easily amended and makes the transition to a real-life object smoother.

If you already have a design in place, fantastic. We can take it from there. If not, our friendly and experienced design team can help you out.

Once designed, you need your prototype, which we can get 3D printed for you. Then it’s time to move on to making the product through injection moulding or CNC machining.

Plastic injection moulding

Plastic injection moulding involves melting plastic pellets until they’re in a moldable state. They’re then pressure injected into a mould cavity, which fills and solidifies to create your prototype.

Some examples of the products we’ve created through injection moulding

Injection moulding can create a wide variety of products. Here are just a few examples:

  • Remote control casings
  • Keyboards
  • Phone cases
  • Toothbrushes
  •  Electrical enclosures
  • Children’s toys

This list goes on and on. Most things made from plastic can be done so through injection moulding.

Plastic injection moulding benefits:

  1. Fast production
  2. Complex designs are achievable
  3. High-quality with a strong end product
  4. Flexible design and colour
  5. Reduced waste

CNC machining

CNC machining cuts through solid blocks of materials to create a custom-designed shape.

A vast and varied range of products are made through CNC machining such as:

  • Billet machined  bike parts
  • Automotive compononts
  •  Racecar parts

Advantages of CNC machining:

  1. Fast and cost-effective
  2. Little waste
  3. Zero defects through greater accuracy
  4. Repeatability
  5. You can scale up
  6. Lower production costs

To learn more about how the process can help you and your business, read our blog, What is CNC machining?.

Prototyping in action

A mudguard we designed for SicoMTB Products is a great example of what can be achieved.

SicoMTB Products contacted us and asked for support in producing a mudguard that could act as a traditional mudguard while also diverting water and dirt away from the electric motor housing.

Throw in a few more complications like lack of space, and a highly complex solution was required.

To achieve this, our experienced design, engineering and machining team went back to basics by:

  1. 3D scanning the bike to precisely replicate its geometry
  2. Simulate the suspension travel when riding on rough terrain
  3. Designed a shape to fit the space – some clever design features addressed each challenge
  4. 3D printed a prototype – produced for comprehensive testing
  5. Made final design adjustments based on the results before moving the product onto the next stage
  6. CNC machined the initial prototype tooling using epoxy blocks on one of the in-house three-axis machines
  7. Worked with a vacuum forming specialist to produce the final two-piece, innovative mudguard solution, the DualGuard

Are you ready to design and produce your product?

If you are looking to build a product or are curious about the process, hopefully, we’ve given you a good idea of what’s involved and how we can help. Speak with an Axiom expert to get started building your product today.

Rapid injection mould tool aids manufacturing process

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These protective rubber ‘boots’ were designed and manufactured in-house at Axiom to aid a customer’s manufacturing process.

Axiom designed and manufactured rubber ‘boots’

The rapid aluminium injection mould tool for the parts was designed by the team and machined in-house.

The rapid injection mould tool was then used on the Negri Bossi V90 to quickly produce the rubber boots which have assisted in the customer’s quality control and resulted in financial savings for the customer.

Get in touch with our experienced team now to discuss your manufacturing challenges. Call 01243 785050 now and we’d be happy to assist you.

From concept to product via plastic injection

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The Axiom team were delighted to assist this British customer in the design, product development and manufacture of these colourful golf course markers.

The client approached them with an idea which the experienced design team at Axiom drew up into a working design. The tool for this product was then machined in-house into a plastic injection mould tool which was then used on the in-house Negri Bossi machine to manufacture the plastic injection parts in assorted colours. These parts were then over moulded onto the steel pins.

If you’ve got an idea for a new product then contact our team who can assist from the design stage right through to the manufacture of mould tools and production of initial plastic parts and components.

Axiom are highly experienced at working with start-up companies and can assist with your new product development, rapid-prototyping and short-run productions. Call us now on 01243 785050 and turn your ideas into reality.

Providing quick turnaround plastic injection tooling & parts for the automotive sector

The team at Axiom were able to provide quick turnaround for the manufacture of the mould tool and the production of the plastic injected items for one of their automotive customers.

Assisting their customer to produce new items in a short time frame, the experienced team at Axiom were able to assist by machining the various mould tools and running off the finalised parts on the in-house Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines.

3 & 5 Axis CNC Machining to manufacture tooling for plastic injection moulding is just one of the specialised services Axiom provides for its customers. Adding in-house Plastic injection moulding of the finished product enables our customers to design and manufacture parts for their business in very quick turnaround times.

Call our team now to find out how we can assist your business 01243 785050.

Working with innovative companies

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Axiom PD are delighted to be working with a highly innovative company, RAD Propulsion, who are designing and manufacturing a range of next generation electric engines for the marine sector.

RAD Propulsion RAD 40 Electric Propulsion Engine

Axiom manufactured the plastic injection mould tool which was then used on the in-house Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machine to produce items which need to be extremely rugged for use in the harsh marine environment.

Plastic injection moulded items, mould tool and components produced in-house by Axiom PD

These products are complicated to design and manufacture due to the electronic/mechanical interface which needs to withstand water, salt and harsh sunlight.

The team at Axiom worked closely with the engineers at RAD Propulsion to prototype a number of designs and produce the finished products with quick turnarounds to enable testing and refinement.

Contact the team now at Axiom on 01243 785050 or enquiries@axiompd.co.uk or via the website to find out how they can assist in your company’s new product development, rapid prototyping and innovation.

Plastic Injection Mouldings

Axiom Product Development have expertise not only the production of a wide variety of plastic injection moulded items for a wide variety of sectors, but also in the in-house design and manufacture of plastic injection mould tools.

Plastic Injection moulded items from Axiom Product Development

Examples of some of the mould tools and plastic injected products produced on the two Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines which are on site near Chichester include golf markers in a variety of colours, motorcycle parts, propellor blades, and items for PPE equipment.

Axiom has the capability to use different spec plastics as well as being able to over-mould metal inserts.

Find out more about our Plastic Injection Moulding capabilities and our on-site facilities and call our team now to discuss your plastic injection mould tool and plastic product requirements on 01243 785050 or email enquiries@axiompd.co.uk .

Reverse engineered plastic injection mould tool

When a recent client required a quick turnaround plastic injection mould tool for industrial use, the team at Axiom reverse engineered the existing part to machine the new plastic injection mould tool using P20 steel. Tooling for plastic injection moulding is just one of the many services that Axiom can provide for your business.

Reverse engineered Plastic Injection Mould Tool

The team at Axiom can also produce plastic injection moulded items using their in-house Negri Bossi machines. Check out our full range of services here.

Axiom expert design team deliver mountain bike mudguard solution

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Axiom designed mudguard solution

It’s well known that water and electrics don’t mix which is why water, dirt and stones can cause undue problems to the electrics now commonly seen on the latest generation of mountain bikes. This problem led to the full range of skills and experience at Axiom Product Development being called upon to design and manufacture a workable solution for MTB accessories company SicoMTB Products for a particular bike model.

Traditional mudguards do not work with the changing geometry of the rear suspension, this means that they can only be mounted in one area so reducing the ability to deflect water, grit and stones! SicoMTB Products approached Axiom Product Development to take a fresh look at the problem and challenges and come up with a clever new mudguard design.

The highly experienced design, engineering and machining team at Axiom went back to basics to design a dual function mud guard which could both act as a traditional mudguard and in addition divert the water and muck specifically away from the electric motor housing. Throw in a few more complications like lack of space and a highly complex solution was required.

The in-house design team at Chichester based Axiom Product Development initially 3D scanned the bike to precisely replicate the geometry of the bike and enable them to simulate the suspension travel when riding on rough terrain. The design team then designed a shape to fit the space, with some clever design features which addressed the various problems. A 3d printed prototype was produced for thorough testing and final design adjustments before the highly skilled machining team at Axiom were brought in. They CNC machined the initial prototype tooling using epoxy blocks on one of the in-house 3 axis machines. The team then worked with a vacuum forming specialist to produce the final, 2 piece, innovative mudguard solution, the DualGuard.

Find out more about our design services, rapid prototyping capabilities and CNC machining and tooling expertise.

Light guard protector mould tool designed and manufactured in-house

light guard protector mould | axiom product development

This customer required a light guard protector for ceiling lights; the Axiom team understood the requirements and designed and machined this mould tool to produce the final product using our in-house state-of-the-art DMG DMU 50 3rd generation CNC machine.

The rapidly designed and manufactured mould tool enables the final moulded light guard protector to be produced with accuracy and quality.

Find out more about wide range of services and expertise offered at Axiom Product Development here.

Get in touch with our highly experienced team to discuss your mould tool requirements now.

Light guard protector mould tool | Axiom Product Development
Plastic mould tool for a light guard | Axiom Product Development

Fast turnaround precision injection mould tool design and manufactured in-house

precision injection mould tool | axiom product development

This is a recent example of an injection mould tool that was designed in-house by Axiom Product Development designers. The tool was then machined using our DMG DMU 50 3rd generation and Haas VF4 CNC machining centres out of P20 steel. Find out more about our engineering and design capabilities here.

The requirement from our customer was for a precision tool to mould TPU grommets. The job was completed on-time by out team of highly experienced designers and machinists.

Axiom specialise in the design and manufacture of precision mould tools.

Get in touch with our highly experienced team to talk through your mould tool requirements.