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Dedicated CAD & CAM Station

February 02, 2018

Dedicated CAD & CAM Station Provides Design Insight and Sample Production

Counterplas have invested in the latest Rhino version 5 software, widely acclaimed as the world’s most robust 3-D development platform for specialty modelling, rendering, analysis, and fabrication tools.

CNC Machine

January 08, 2018

Our programme of investment continues

  We have invested in a new CNC routing system for production of illuminated bespoke street furniture for a new client in Germany. A ‘blank’ is injection moulded and then routed to provide one of 270 variants.

Paul Conway Counterplas

October 30, 2017

Introducing our Operations Manager, Paul Conway

In October 2017, Counterplas appointed Paul Conway as their Operations Manager. This newly created position has two primary roles – new business development and improvements in operational efficiency.

Location Location Location - move a tool

September 14, 2017

Location, Location, Location……Plus Other Considerations

There are many reasons why a company wants to move an existing tool, market trends being one of them. Around 2009 large quantities of tools were being moved to Asia to take advantage of cost reduction opportunities due to low labour costs.

Designing for manufacture - Counterplas

June 30, 2017

Designing for Manufacture, Part 3 – Part Design

So you want to get a part made? – Costly processing mistakes can be made without a good design. By keeping to some simple rules of part design, not only will your part be easier to manufacture and assemble, but should withstand the test of time.

Material Selection - Counterplas

June 15, 2017

Designing for Manufacture, Part 2 – Material Selection

So you need to select the correct material for your project? – in order to determine the best material  for your project, there are 3 key questions to be asked; What is the intended end use of the part?- Does the part need to be rigid or flexible, withstand pressure or weight, temperature variations and read more

Worker insert spare parts in Injection molding machine

June 07, 2017

Designing for Manufacture, Part 1 – Designing and building the tool

So you want to get a tool made? – as this can be the largest investment in the manufacturing process, getting it right is key. Build time can take time and a great deal of accuracy, so the following factors should be taken into consideration.

Test your knowledge

April 27, 2017

Quiz for April

A quiz to test your knowledge just for fun!


April 22, 2017

Counterplas takes delivery of NEW Negri Bossi machine

As part of our continual machine investment for 2017 and recent new business wins,  Counterplas were proud to take delivery of a brand new Negri Bossi Canbio ST 250-850 plastic injection moulding machine which utilises the newly developed ‘Smartflex’ clamping unit design.

Test your knowledge

March 15, 2017

Quiz for March

A quiz to test your knowledge just for fun!

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