Malvern Choose AKI
12 Jul 2006
12 Jul 2006
A K Industries is delighted to have been selected by Malvern Instruments to help develop an improved version of a new measurement cell. The unit, a capillary cell, is an important element in Malvern’s new Zetasizer Nano Series measuring instrument which can measure particles as small as 6 nanometres (6X10-9m).
The important technical elements in the design are optical clarity, to eliminate laser scatter, and accuracy of the capillary. Because it is a disposable unit, to avoid contamination, costs must be carefully controlled.
The unit is supplied to Malvern as a finished product complete with gold electrodes moulded into the component. In addition to their technical moulding capabilities AKI have also developed a sophisticated product assembly capability making AKI the one stop shop that buyers of plastic mouldings appreciate. For this item AKI have set up a manufacturing cell to control quality and cost. The cell comprises moulding, insertion, ultrasonic welding, in-line inspection, testing and packing.
To find out more about AKI call 01432 375100 or visit www.aki.co.uk
Many of the mould tools we run in our moulding machines have complex cores which operate in a plane 90 degrees to the tool opening plane.