Enhancing passenger experience with new CWP manufacturing investment

31 Mar 2016

The aircraft interior market is set to realise significant potential from lighter, affordable, textured plastic parts thanks to investment in a new Geiss T10 High Pressure Forming machine by plastic thermoforming specialists, Cox Wokingham Plastics (CWP).

This latest addition to CWP’s range of in-house capabilities is particularly aimed at solving more complex design features, including applications requiring multiple high definition surface textures as well as features such as undercuts, which are challenging via other processes.

CWP Managing Director Andy McGarry said: “This is actually an interesting development for many industries, as it will give enhanced options in the pursuit of improved aesthetics in plastic forming.”

“We have been working on providing methods that produce lightweight, dimensionally-accurate components with improved surface characteristics, in response to requests from our customers, whilst remaining cost-effective.”

As an example, the high price of tooling in processes such as plastic injection moulding can be prohibitive at smaller volumes (up to 1000 components per annum). CWPs’ new acquisition will give opportunities to dramatically cut this expenditure, whilst increasing part consistency and shortening time to market.

The CWP team are keen to collaborate, and the industry-renowned Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany (5-7 April 2016), will be the one of the first open events where customers can discuss High Pressure Forming potential for their projects with CWP (hall B1, stand 1C29).

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For further information please contact the Sales Team at Cox Wokingham Plastics Limited
sales@cwpl.net
+44(0)1189774861
cwpl.net
(http://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com/en/Exhibitors/966521/Cox-Wokingham-Plastics-Ltd)


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