The Italian Job 2018

Raising Money for Buttle UK – ‘The Italian Job 2018’

Brian, along with brother Scott and friends Ian & Dominic, have all recently returned from their charity event ‘The Italian Job’ which entailed driving to Turin in Italy to help raise money for Buttle UK, The Childrens Charity (Registered Charity No, 313007 / Scotland – SCO37997).This October we squeezed into two classic minis (one 1998 and one 1971) and drove from The Midlands, via Dover, through France, Germany, Switzerland and into Italy where we began The Italian Job 2018 in Imola with 50-100 other minis.

In a re-run of famous the 1969 film, we spent the next week travelling in our troop of minis doing various tests, to various iconic destinations, including the Lamborghini Museum and the Dino Ferrari racing circuit before finishing off in Turin with a trip around the Lingotto rooftop track (as featured in the original movie).The minis and the trip are self-funded. They have raised money for Buttle UK, who help children in need throughout the UK. £10 will provide a swimming lesson for a child who needs an escape from witnessing domestic abuse.

Just £25 is enough to provide bedding whilst £150 will give a new bed to a child who previously didn’t have one. As part of the trip we also took gifts to donate to a children’s home in Turin.We would like to thank everyone once again for donating towards this wonderful cause.

You can still donate at the link below, any amount is appreciated -

We are proud to announce that between Brian, Ian, Scott & Dominic a whopping £8110 has been raised for Buttle UK so far. Well done to everyone that has donated to this cause, more information can be found here.

Brian has put together a video showcasing their Journey on YouTube below, be sure to take a look and share it with you friends!

Moulding Process: Centrifugal Force

The rotational moulding process is a high-temperature, low-pressure plastic-forming process that uses heat and biaxial rotation (i.e., angular rotation on two axes) to produce hollow, one-piece parts.

Critics of the process point to its long cycle times—only one or two cycles an hour can typically occur, as opposed to other processes such as injection moulding, where parts can be made in a few seconds. The process does have distinct advantages.

Manufacturing large, hollow parts such as oil tanks is much easier by rotational moulding than any other method. Rotational moulds are significantly cheaper than other types of mould. Very little material is wasted using this process, and excess material can often be re-used, making it a very economically and environmentally viable manufacturing process.

Rotational Moulding Process

The rotational moulding process consists of four distinct phases

  1. Loading a measured quantity of polymer (usually in powder form) into the mould.
  2. Heating the mould in an oven while it rotates, until all the polymer has melted and adhered to the mould wall. The hollow part should be rotated through two or more axes, rotating at different speeds, in order to avoid the accumulation of polymer powder. The length of time the mould spends in the oven is critical: too long and the polymer will degrade, reducing impact strength. If the mould spends too little time in the oven, the polymer melt may be incomplete. The polymer grains will not have time to fully melt and coalesce on the mould wall, resulting in large bubbles in the polymer. This has an adverse effect on the mechanical properties of the finished product.
  3. Cooling the mould, usually by fan. This stage of the cycle can be quite lengthy. The polymer must be cooled so that it solidifies and can be handled safely by the operator. This typically takes tens of minutes. The part will shrink on cooling, coming away from the mould, and facilitating easy removal of the part. The cooling rate must be kept within a certain range. Very rapid cooling (for example, water spray) would result in cooling and shrinking at an uncontrolled rate, producing a warped part.
  4. Removal of the part.

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New Website Unveiling!

Here at Jobec UK Ltd we are proud to announce our new rotational moulding website, where you can find a plethora of information relating to the manufacturing and distribution of rotationally moulded plastics & components. We offer products that are primarily created via rotational moulding and other similar procedures.

If you have any questions regarding our process or simply want to get in touch with us you can contact us via our enquiry form, or via phone on 01922 649 961.