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Today, the manufacturing industry involves a multitude of engineering disciplines. There is a constant focus on reducing the time of industrial production and saving money, materials, energy and other resources.

Faced with increased competition from other countries, UK manufacturers have to develop their productive capabilities, enabling technology and innovation in order to remain international leaders.

RAPRA encourages modern manufacturing by providing members and clients with unlimited access to an extensive Network of Technical Support. We understand that manufacturing is driven by time sensitive systems which virtually remove any possibility of failures.

Manufacturing with polymers is challenging as they have properties that influence the final products to:

  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve impact strength
  • Offer better transparency
  • Increase resistance to abrasion, heat, oils and solvents

Manufacturing methods:

  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Extrusion

Along with traditional methods of using polymers in the manufacturing industry, techniques such as computer simulation/modelling and advanced prototyping methods (e.g. 3D printing) have dramatically improved the reliability of final products.

RAPRA can link you to the best solution providers for:

  • Refining & developing of manufacturing processes
  • Exploiting new material technologies (e.g. SMART Materials)
  • Investigating failures/defects
  • Material properties testing
  • Mechanical testing non-metals
  • Composite testing
  • Expert witness services

If you are looking to achieve any of these capabilities, RAPRA is open to all of your questions, needs and ideas. The simple way to start working with you is by submitting your enquiries here.