Research & Development

Avon Group takes its R&D very seriously – re-investing profits and always looking for new product and material innovations.

R&D doesn’t end with new product development, another focus is the optimisation of our manufacturing processes and project management capabilities, continually looking to provide the very best products at the right cost, right on time.

Avon Group leads the way in bespoke solutions with the expertise to take a product from idea to implementation. Whatever your requirements, our research team are always on hand to discuss product development with you.

Customers can take advantage of our full design capability, including in-house consultancy, make to drawing or full drawing service. Typical software products at the head of our development processes are CATIA solid and 3D drawing, CAD systems, ABAQUS finite element analysis and FILLCALC mould and tooling design. Depending on your requirements, we can assist with modelled or production-representative prototyping of components and our comprehensive test and evaluation facilities are available throughout the World.

Our commitment to Research and Development ensures we bring something new to our clients. We consistently reinvest a proportion of our profits into the development of new technology, ensuring we are fit for the future.

Our Research and Development programme is at the heart of our search to find solutions which are more efficient and to play our part in reducing the energy consumed by industry.

Whenever required, we will provide a tailored solution. This is particularly true of our engineers, who provide bespoke combinations of products to meet a specific need.

Did You Know…
We invest at least 7% of Group turnover back into the business annually to ensure we have the most up to date, energy efficient and competitive machinery available.

Rapid Prototyping

We can support a variety of rapid prototyping solutions. 3D printing technologies include SLA, SLS, Polyjet and FDM. A variety of materials ensure we can produce soft and rigid parts.

Vacuum cast tooling can be produced from a SLA model, enabling a silicon tool to me made. This can then be used to make small batch runs of the prototype part. Parts are made from polyurethane and such is the large range of these materials, that almost any material can be imitated.

Using this method, it is possible to overmould and include inserts within the component.

Smart prototyping options and manufacturing solutions minimise the costs and time of design through to production.