Mazak Investment As Growth Continues At Miles Platts

Added 15 Mar 2017
Miles Platts continues machinery upgrade plan with six figure toolroom investment.

Miles Platts has enjoyed continued growth over recent years due to an increase in demand from new and existing customers for high quality custom precision technical mouldings. Ongoing investments in machinery and site improvements are continuously being implemented within the Leicester production facility. The newest addition to the toolroom arrived in February 2017, a Mazak VCN 430 tooling machine.

Miles Platts is highly experienced in the design and manufacture of injection mould tools; over the years tooling specifications have become more and more complex as design engineers require intricate and robust technical mouldings. We have always been renowned for our association with bobbins, but within the last decade we have become increasingly more involved with non-bobbin custom designed components within the electrical, automotive and engineering industries.

The Mazak VCN 430 was selected to help cope with the tooling demand for our custom projects and increase the throughput to meet production deadlines. It will enable us to improve the tooling set up time through the use of the full Renishaw Probing System.

Sam Platts, Toolroom Supervisor said, "We have always believed that a probing system is crucial to any CNC and tool setting machine, with many of our mould designs becoming more complex we have to be 100% confident before cutting any steel, the Mazak VCN 430 will increase productivity and accuracy whilst substantially reducing tool set up time and costs."

Miles Platts offers end-to-end technical moulding solutions from a single, convenient, integrated source of supply so our customers have peace of mind that we are in total control of the production process. Our services include component design, tool design, tool manufacture, injection moulding and terminal insertion. Our tooling capabilities include CNC machining, EDM spark erosion, wire erosion and surface grinding.

We are proud to supply to customers in the UK, USA, Europe and across the rest of the world. If you’d like to find out more about our services or capabilities email our team via enquiries@milesplatts.co.uk or call us on +44 116 264 3850.
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