[Arm-netbook] video of laptop casework demo available

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Tue May 5 00:36:36 BST 2015

On Tuesday 5. May 2015 01.07.40 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 10:08 PM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> > 
> > A while back, I became interested in these matters and surfed around
> > looking at UK-based companies offering injection moulding services.
> > Maybe I should dig some of those links out and see if there are any
> > collaborative opportunities. Interestingly, I think one of them was
> > actually publicly-owned (by a local council) and was technically a
> > non-profit.
>  yes please!

OK, I'm not sure if any of these are useful, but I found them educational when 
I was trying to figure out what kind of services people were offering. My 
starting point was actually wondering what the state of the industry was in 
the UK: plastics always seemed to be a common feature of industrial estates, 
at least up in the north of England, and I wondered whether it still was.

I found the following interesting because they make the fact that the customer 
owns the tooling a virtue. Maybe that isn't the normal practice, or maybe it's 
because they're so confident of their own abilities that they make a virtue of 


The following people are the publicly-owned company I refer to above. I just 
found it interesting that such organisations are still around and haven't been 
closed down by the powers that be:


The last time I made anything with plastics was at secondary school, 
unbelievably, so I sought out more recent guides to the technology. Here's one 
I found rather useful:


Perhaps I surfed many more companies' sites and didn't think it worthwhile to 
note them all down. Nevertheless, I hope you can get some ideas about possible 
routes to production from some of this.


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