Investing for growth and innovation

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Leading prototype and production tooling, and plastic injection moulding company, RP Technologies has invested a significant sum in additional machinery, software and employees.
Based in Kingswinford, RP Technologies has kick-started 2018 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 the ongoing growth and expansion plans and will increase the capacity and productivity of the West Midlands-based facility, with additional services expanding its offering.
The company has purchased a Hurco VMX30i adding to its impressive suite of CNC machining centres. It has also invested in the latest VMX64i that will increase the company’s capability to machine larger tools as the new machine features a 1,676 by 889 mm worktable.
RP’s third investment features a software package that enables component design to be validated with a Mould Simulation Analysis. The software allows the company to gain product insights, visualise flow and thermal properties and optimise processes before physical parts are moulded. Using this software RP endeavours 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 customers by eliminating potential issues before manufacture begins.
Finally, as part of the company’s ongoing investment and expansion plans it has invested more than £100,000 in the purchase of two, a 200-tonne and a 320-tonne, Borche injection moulding machines to add to the already impressive suite of machinery in its facility.
RP has also employed additional engineering and manufacturing staff within the company to keep up with the ever-increasing demand.

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