Services

Product whole life management from DFM through to aftermarket. Single source supplier for tooling, production and assembly. Tooling optimised during DFM stage, transparent communication with customer engineering and programme managers to identify and minimise any risk to product manufacturability and impact on planned build dates. Early identification of opportunity to convert machined to moulded parts.

Injection Moulding

Injection moulding is the company’s core business. Operating in the injection moulding industry for more than 25 years, IPC has amassed expert knowledge of polymer materials and extensive moulding scope from micro moulding, through to 700 tonne injection force, giving a full range of capability using engineering grade polymers. IPC has made significant investments in premises, people and equipment to support the company's planned growth. OSU/Aircraft interior resins including PEI, PPS, TPU and PC. Other industry specific materials include acetal, nylons, polyolefins, polypropylenes, polystyrenes including ABS and polycarbonate including alloys. IPC's value add processes include CNC machining, routing, pad printing, hot foil stamping and sub-assembly. SMI/Kanban also available.

Mould Tools

Throughout their time in the industry, IPC has developed in-depth expertise in injection moulding. The company has a mature supply chain in place, with collaborative partnering allowing for value-add proposals and new technologies. With capacity partners in place, locally, nationally and in low cost countries (LCC), IPC has the ability to drive cost and lead-time reductions from the DFM stage, right through to aftermarket. IPC is passionate about driving innovation, as well as investing in technology and the manufacturing process. As a result, the company has knowledge partners in place and has collaborated with university and further education establishments.

CNC Machining

IPC Mouldings machine components in most polymers and metals, which is ideal for prototypes where the design is in the preliminary stages and where product testing, fit and function is still required to prove design before commitment to tooling. The company specialises in machining mixed volume bespoke components and can CNC machine a wide variety of metals, including: aluminium, stainless steel, brass copper, phosphorus bronze and castings (including aluminium and stainless steel). CNC machined non-metals include PTFE, tufnol and engineering grade polymers.

Tooling Facility

The tool room in IPC Mouldings has a preventative maintenance programme for all customer mould tools. Repairs and modifications to production tools can be carried out on site. The equipment available includes all traditional tool room machinery, EDM machines and CNC machining centres. IPC’s customers can have absolute confidence that their mould tools will be accessible and ready for use as soon as they are required.

Design

Customers can reap the benefits of IPC's years of experience and expertise, not only as a supplier of production parts through to aftermarket, but during the design, engineering development and testing stages. IPC can advise on manufacturability and repeatable processes, avoiding unnecessary tooling costs. The company believes in a truly collaborative approach to the design, pre-manufacture and NPI processes.