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Located in the Thames Valley, a hub of supporting tool and mouldmaking providers, is Astarcor Ltd. They are a totally integrated supplier dedicated to meeting customer requirements and working alongside plastics product designers from concept to reality.

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                       Quality – from concept to reality

 

Astarcor is a totally integrated supplier dedicated to meeting customer requirements and, in particular, working alongside plastics product designers from concept to reality.

The company has benefited from being located in three modern units in High Wycombe, close to Exit 4 of the M40, which for many years has been the centre of moulding excellence in the Thames Valley where many supporting tool and mouldmaking service providers are also to be found.

Quality has always been key to its operation and all moulds can be tried and tested using the company’s in-house state of the art Krauss Maffei injection moulding presses, which includes two-shot and gas injection.

 

Services include: 

  •  Application design services.interplex_picmelin_house_004
  •  Contract design.
  •  Product development.
  •  Moldflow.
  •  Prototype tooling.
  •  Muilticavity tooling.
  •  Twin shot tooling.
  •  Gas injection.
  •  Sampling.
  •  Low volume production.

 

The company is committed to partnership working with product designers and moulders at all stages of the project, from initial concept, through tool design, manufacture, trials, and inspection and into production.

Using these close relationships with customers it uses early involvement in component design, concurrent engineering and modern manufacturing methods to reduce the time into production for new projects. Astarcor’s continuous investment policy, keeps it up to date with modern technology, starting with the CATIA 3D CAD software (3D surfaces and solid modeling facilities) networked to the DELCAM CAM package and CNC production machines. The EDM department has manual and CNC machines all Charmilles Through to CNC milling department with hardened machining.

It is strong across many industry sectors including:

AUTOMOTIVE: it offers its automotive customers the most comprehensive set of solutions for precision parts and assemblies in the industry, and within the group can produce components ranging from a customer designed stamped part to an engineered complex, proprietary product.

MEDICAL: Its service includes the engineering and manufacture of precision components for the Medical Device industry.

AEROSPACE: A range of services from specialist precision products to product assembly.

In all sectors it can offer a totally integrated approach as it is very conversant with managing major international tool programs. Responsible for program management, design, manufacture, tool trials, inspection through to production. This mitigates programme risk through concurrent ‘design and make’  via massive wholly owned capacity within a group that is financially strong and commercially structured to deliver cost effective tooling.

Astarcor has confidence in the future of the UK plastics industry and consequently plays its part in encouraging lecturers, students and local school children to appreciate the value of the sustainability of well designed plastic products. To this end the company supports the firmly established Polymer Study Tours, which are promoted and organised by the Worshipful Company of Horners. Astarcor also has well proven overseas tooling partners in order to further serve today’s global market place.

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Plant/Equipment

Capability                                                 Maximum Size Handled

Surface Grinding                                     Up To “x” 400mm

Milling                                                        Up To “x” 1400mm

Turning                                                      Up To “x” 200mm

Wire Erosion(spark erosion)                Up To “x” 800mm, “y” 400mm

Try Out Facilities                                      Up To 300 Tonnes

 

Machines/Equipment  

CNC Machining Centres (All DNC Linked)

1 x Deckel DMU 60T

1 x Deckel DMU 80T

1 x deckel DMC 70V

1 x Deckel DMC 104V

1 x Bridgeport Interact 700

1 x Bridgeport VMC 600

1 x Hurco KMBI

 

Manual Milling:

5  Bridgeports, 2 Rambaudi(1 Turet, 1 Universal)

EDM Machining:

1 x Charmilles 240 Wire eroder

2 x Charmilles Roboform 20 CNC

1 x Charmilles Roboform 40 CNC

1 x Charmilles Roboform 50 CNC

(Roboforms with Toolchangers)

2 x Charmilles Form 2 LC

1 x Charmilles Form 4LC

1 x Charmilles HD8 Hole Driller

Surface Grinding:

6 x Jones & Shipman 540P and 1400L(one with Opti-dress)

1 x Jones & Shipman Cylindrical Grinder

Turning:

2 x Colchester (2000,1800)

Shutting Out Press: 1 x BV/25 Millutensil

 

CAD/CAM

CAD: CAtia 3D Design V4, Catia

3D Design V5

Autocad R13

CAM:2 x Delcam Powermill, Powershape

Data Exchange Standards: IGES, DXF

 

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Contact Details
Company name
Astarcor Ltd
Tel
01494 459 551
Contact
Simon Collins
Managing Director
Address
Merlin House, Lancaster Road, Cressex Buisiness Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3PY
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