Gloucester prototyping company comes up trumps on NHS visors

Plunkett visors

With the current urgent requirement for PPE by all healthcare sectors, a Gloucester-based prototyping and manufacturing company has been helping scale up production of single use visors for Cardiff-based company Resource R12

Plunkett Associates was tasked with adapting a design to make it suitable for injection moulding in order to manufacture two aluminium single cavity tools and a full production twin cavity steel tool.

Prototypes were made to check form and fit, and a single cavity tool was trialled to test the material and mould.

Just four days from design sign off and the company is running at 3,000 parts a day with a view to producing more than 70,000 parts a week once the subsequent tools are operational.

Parts are shipped to Resource R12 for assembly before being sent out to those most in need and the process of gaining CE accreditation to ensure the visors are of the best possible standard is also underway.

We are delighted to say the project is proving to be a huge success, with moulding well able to support the capacity for high volume production.

Our thanks to Resource 12 for their commitment and providing much needed support to our health professionals at this time.