Our clever team often comes up with innovative solutions to challenges.

Below are a few case studies of recent projects.


Reducing Risk with Solidworks Plastics

W&S has utilised SolidWorks as our choice of CAD software for many years and after a recent comprehensive review, we upgraded our subscription to include the Plastics add in. With a long history of using the industry standard plastic injection molding simulation software we understand and promote the benefits of [...]


Over Mold Project

A customer provided us with an interesting challenge when we were asked to further develop an insert-transfer overmold process that we had recently pioneered. The original project involved over molding a semi rigid frame with a soft plastic material to create improved shock resistance in mouth guards worn by players in sports [...]


A major automation project

We recently completed another major automation project and want to share our story. A value analysis and value engineering project (VA VE) run cooperatively with a customer resulted in several identical two cavity molds being replaced with a four cavity mold. The success of this project inspired us to seek [...]


Metrology Challenge

A recent project involved the assembly of molded components with a specification for fitment that was difficult, if not impossible, to measure. The specification referred to the fit of the two yellow components within the tubes as follows:- “PULL-OUT” FORCE OF PLUG IN BODY MUST BE >6.6N”   This provided [...]


Rapid Prototype Tooling & Plastic Parts

Rapid Prototype Tooling and Parts - Background In late 2018 our tooling expert in our Kulai, Malaysia plant, Baktha Durairaj, volunteered to develop a process to speed up the manufacture of prototype tooling.  The result that he achieved was beyond our expectations.  In our first project using his new system [...]