To ensure the components are going to be fit for purpose, customers can order free samples and download our CAD drawings to insert in their project designs. We also offer custom solutions, including design, 3D printing and prototyping. With the ability to create prototypes on an industrial 3D printer, we are also able to ensure that our components can be bespoke.
Industry 4.0 manufacturing
When an order is placed, the smart planning software communicates with smart machines to manufacture the desired number in the fastest and most cost-effective way.
We are able to monitor and analyse OEE levels (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in real time. Data is captured during production and used to refine the process.
Our injection molding machines are remotely linked back to the manufacturer, so that performance can be improved and faults immediately diagnosed. Plus, thanks to our investment in industrial automation such as robotic sprue pickers, production times are continually being improved upon.
Industry 4.0 in supply chain
By using automated and interconnected technologies to drive our distribution, our warehouses are implementing Industry 4.0 technology. Smart devices are linked to the planning and factory software. This means that the whole of the supply chain is connected and speeds up delivery time.
Added to this, our established distribution network means we can offer more than 1bn parts for fast dispatch.